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The Royal Plaice

8 Market Street | Appledore, Bideford EX39 1PW, England
+44 1237 478673
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“plaice” (52 reviews)
“chips crispy” (3 reviews)
“cod special” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, British
8 Market Street | Appledore, Bideford EX39 1PW, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very good cod and chips. Restaurant clean and bright. Batter very tasty. You could smell it down the little side streets of Appledore. Have always wanted to try the Royal Plaice and was glad we did on this recent visit.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We were so glad we discovered this place as it had very friendly service and for us was perfect as you could order a small portion of fish and chips that was just perfect for us. They were beautifully presented in a box. You could...More

Thank swift-simba
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Our first holiday in Appledore and talking to a local casually enquired about places to eat. With-out hesitation he said The Royal Plaice and so it came to be. The fish and chips were delicious, probably the best ever. The large Cod was actually 2...More

1  Thank Doug A
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Having walked passed the Royal Plaice the evening before, we knew that was where to have our fish and chips. We all ordered the large cod, chips and mushy peas. We were warned we needed good appetites! While it was being cooked, we brought drinks...More

1  Thank 363gillc
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We were staying in Appledore close to this fish and chip shop so had a takeaway one evening. The batter was crispy and not at all greasy and the chips were excellent. They also deliver food to the pub opposite so you can sit and...More

Thank KF2102
Reviewed 22 September 2018

A lovely clean bright restaurant, delightful fish and chips washed down with a bottle of wine from the pub opposite. Was the perfect meal to round off our trip to the seaside.

Thank nickb59
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We eat out a lot, not often fish and chips but this place has to be tried to be believed. The fish and chips here are the best we have ever eaten anywhere. The staff were lovely, bringing our meals out to us at the...More

Thank BrizyPedant
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Visited last week and I must say that this was the best fish and chips that I had while I was in Devon. It could have been that it was the lunchtime first round of food being done, but looking at the other reviews, I...More

1  Thank 66starfish99
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We have been to this place 3 times and the fish &Chips are yummy the best . Batter is lovely and crispy not greasy chips are perfect service is good would recommend . Well done we will be back soon

Thank Dorothea W
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great fish and chips. We had some from Sylvesters fish and chip shop, and yes they were ok but not great. The Royal plaice fish and chips are some of the best I've ever had, great flavour and portions.

Thank howzowee
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john d
9 July 2018|
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Response from Sue W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know about dogs inside but there is a nice area outside with tables where you can eat and drink and there were dogs there, and water for dogs I seem to remember.
Ross K
16 November 2016|
Response from robinandwendy | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know you would need to contact them
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Market Street | Appledore, Bideford EX39 1PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 478673
Fish & Chips, really good!
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