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The Tavi Friar

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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Truly satisfying
1. Truly satisfying
"The waiting staff, mostly very young, were very efficient and polite,"
Anna W
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2. Best we've had recently
2. Best we've had recently
"Nice and hot, cooked to perfection"
Andrew R
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3. Familytime
3. Familytime
"service was quick and the food was the best fish and chips weve had "
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SOUTH WEST REGION WINNER AND TOP TEN FINALIST FISH & CHIP SHOP OF THE YEAR 2014This famous Fish and Chip shop is now under new private ownership. The menu is committed to using sustainable resources and potatoes supplied from our local merchant.All our meat products are supplied by a local butcher including a delicious range of pies and pasties.Food is freshly cooked especially for you. Take away or eat in our warm and inviting restaurant.Enter as a stranger and leave as a friend.
US$8 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, Fast food, British
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews fish and chips curry sauce fantastic fish bread and butter take away crispy batter pot of tea quick service large portions cooked to perfection at lunchtime chippie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My previous take away review was poor. These two times that we have visited were a complete contrast. We had a nice piece of fish and more than enough chips and proper 'mushy' peas. Everything was lovely and hot and quickly served . Pot of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank graeme l
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 4 September 2018

...for 18 hungry teenagers and 5 adults! Before the young people embarked on their Gold D of E expeditions the nest morning which would take them 4 days top complete, camping semi wild and catering for themselves with only what they could carry. Travelling down...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank HuntsmanMK1
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely seniors meal very good value, tasty fish very hot and waitress was very helpful and attentive

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cochraneOxford
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Called in on Goose Fair day and they had plenty of staff on and the food was very well cooked. There's also the added bonus of being able to have a glass of wine!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Nicky F
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

After a rather stressful walk around Tavistock to try and find somewhere to eat that would have space for my rather large double buggy, whilst my 5 month old was screaming, we arrived at The Tavi Friar not holding out much hope. We were so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rachelrA2349SU
JohnM19757, Owner at The Tavi Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2018

So pleased that you enjoyed your experience and it is also heart warming for all of us here who are working so hard to deliver quality food and excellent customer service. We do not always get it right and we have a particularly tough time...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

I visited here Monday night with some friends of mine as we were passing through. The staff on takeaway were amazing as we got there 5 minutes before they shut but were still happy to help us with all of our needs. The fish we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Paradise68599355825
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We used to have nice food here but we ate here a few months ago and it was awful, a friend told me that he was surprised as he had found it good on his late visit so we tried again Still awful so I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank EllieView
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I visited the Tavi Friar this weekend with my mum on a weekend away. We both ordered fish & chips which was the best I have had in a long time. We decided to sit in , the service was fantastic and we were seated...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank adhughes98
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I used to eat here a lot, but haven’t been for long time and thought I would try it again. Decided to eat in the restaurant, so I could get a really good meal rather than it going cold travelling home. For the price, the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 561ChrisP
JohnM19757, Owner at The Tavi Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thank you for your review I am sorry we let you down. We have spoken to the person who served and said that she offered to get you another piece of Fish and you declined and that you also said that the chips were nice...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Sad to say, this place used to be a real gem. But no more, it’s unclean and the staff are clueless Care needs to start at the top, and train down through. But I think it’s a rudderless ship Food very disappointing, it’s well worth...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DrWatson6
JohnM19757, Owner at The Tavi Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thank you for your response. It does leave us a little bit confused and we would strongly dispute that it is unclean or that the staff are clueless. We have an experienced Manager who works hard at training the staff in every detail, it would...More

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Samantha H
30 August 2017|
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Response from | Property representative |
Yes we do. Our gluten free batter is made from pea husk that is high in fibre and protien. It also looks much the same as traditional batter and as an added bonus it absorbs much less oil.
Joan P
10 September 2016|
Response from fozzie14 | Reviewed this property |
From 7-10 pounds dependent on the size.
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