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Award Winning Fish & Chip Restaurant & Takeaway serving from 12pm till 9pm. Home of The Famous Invented Battered Smokie & Famous Spicy Fish. Our 130 seat Restaurant Boasts Views of the Sea & More. A large diverse menu including: Fish and chips, Pizza's Steaks Pies Desserts and everything in between all made fresh!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Fast food, Diner, British, Scottish
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On holiday stopped in for buffet lunch loads off choice great value for money me and my husband had 3 courses the food was very tasty and nice and hot the apple crumble and custard was amazing the staff were very pleasant and helpful defo...recommendMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow how much has this place went downhill. Ordered at 21.05 got confirmation email stating they have my order collection 21.25 to 21.40. Arrived 21.30 to be told orders not ready (10 min wait) No salt or vinegar on anything. Got spicy fish....dried out and...fish was tasteless. Wasn't hot either . I raved about this place but safe to say . That's it for me neeed ti find another chipper .More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

Our experience at The Bell Rock was so good that a review had to be written! I’d like to say that everyone’s plate was wiped clean, but that would be a lie …. Because the portion sizes were so big! Amongst the ten of us...we all agreed that they made the best chips ever! Everything was so delicious… well, almost everything…. The only reason we didn’t award 5 stars was because we found the Sticky Toffee Pudding exceedingly bland ….. totally lacking in the wonderful sticky toffee taste. Everything else was excellent! I can guarantee we’ll be back!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

have not been in here for a few years, and will never step inside this place again , everything about this takeaway is bad

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

We have been here several times and the food is always fantastic. My fish WAS NOT swimming in oil/fat which I absolutely hate, never had this here, always cooked lovely and presented well. Perfect portion size, nice cup of tea , staff have ALWAYS been...professional helpful and smiling. I feel relaxed and very comfortable here. We will continue to return. X thank you guys.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

During a lunchtime stop in Arbroath heading north we were looking for a chippie at the harbour. They were all closed (noting this was a Monday in November) and we were pointed to this place, where you can sit in. The food wasn't bad, it...just wasn't great and at £15 each it wasn't cheap. We do realize costs have gone up especially for food vendors of this type, but costs have also gone up for all of us, and it seemed that all other diners were there for the all-you-can-eat buffet. On the plus side, the service was good and the view from our window seat was of the Signal Tower Museum (which we later visited), pretty cool. Would we return? Maybe for a coffee but that would be all.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

I have been a regular for about 20 years. Tonight’s experience may change that. Placed phone order and had to repeat 3 times. Arrived and paid and then waited 10 minutes for food to then discovered it was already bagged and sitting on the countertop....Server said nobody had said I was there. That is probably as the person I paid was chatting to someone else. Fish was not particularly nice and part of the order was missing, despite order being repeated 3 times. Plenty of staff and takeaway very quite. No excuse. I have always promoted the Bell Rock even when ive had the odd average takeaway. Sorry guys but good luck if that’s the best you can do it’s just not good enough.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

Fantastic sit down chip shop restaurant with a full menu. Food quality is excellent and service is fairly quick. Cost is very reasonable. It’s not fine dining but it’s best in class for what it is.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

I have special dietary requirements as I can only eat very small amounts. I normally choose from the Kids Menu. This evening I had the best Kids meal ever - beautifully cooked fish pieces with chips and mushy peas. The fish was so delicious -...very fresh and flaking apart and the crispy batter was out of this world.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

I had scampi was fine …waitresses seemed a bit run off there feet no time to chat or anything…hubby had roast beef as It was Sunday shame they gave him some end bits as it wd have been lovely otherwise and a wee yorkie wouldn’t...go amiss also better gravy .. even bistro ready made wd be better than what there serving was ok wouldn’t be rushing backMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

We ordered a fish platter for two and some soft drinks on a recent visit just before closing time. The platter contained about 10 pieces of deep fried fish in both batter and bread crumbs, some unique masala spiced fish and some local smokies, all...served with salad, lemon slices, tartare sauce and chips. There was way too much food for two people and was too much of it was deep fried.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023 via mobile

I am very very afraid I may soon turn into a …fish supper!!!! If I do ?Then this lovely place would be a good place to be . Really nice ladies greeting us as we arrived. They have a buffet/all you can eat area,but I...personally find folks sneaking up and down and piling plates sky high with food a bit …..un-necessary .I became strangely drawn to a man who ate 4 sausages then fish then hash browns,then up for rice then chips…. and then had a huge dish of apple crumble and other stuff and continued to sprint up and stack ‘em high when the staff had went out of immediate area! However our fish and chips was delicious.Piping hot .Lovely clean toilets. We didn’t take the bread 🍞 with meal as way too much butter-just our on preference. All in lovely place to eat.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023

Ate here again and thoroughly enjoyed it, although sometimes I think I should eat more slowly so I can relish it and not feel as if I am going to explode. Particularly loved the garlic pizza bread and the fact that they're constantly topping everything...up. Lovely staff as well. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2023

I write this with disappointment. Disappointment because I’ve always had a good meal here. Last night chips were terrible, only thing I ordered. Greasy overcooked, went in the bin. And I’m not fussy, when your hungry ur hungry but I couldn’t eat these

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 March 2023 via mobile

We opted for the buffet the fish was greasy and hard the chips were hard the pizza was under cooked the deserts weren't much better. Some of the staff and the manager needs some training when we spoke to the woman with black hair she...said nothing wrong with the food the manager came and said that he didn't see anything wrong with the food if that's the case why is there so many bad reviews on here regarding the food it used to be good but went down hill now I think they should a new manager and staffMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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mcleod23112006
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Response from D4198LCcolind | Reviewed this property |
I do believe that free refills are available, though we didn’t avail ourselves of the service. We know that they certainly offer more chips if you have an empty plate.
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14 August 2018|
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Hi, yes buffet is on 7 day 12 to 2. Thanks
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Response from Betty D | Reviewed this property |
When we were there I didn't see anyone drinking but I am sure if you phone them they would be more than happy to answer your questions
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THE BELL ROCK, Arbroath - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Yes, The Bell Rock offers takeaway services.

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The Bell Rock is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5