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Richard's Fish Cafe

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39 Seaway Road, Paignton TQ3 2NX, England
+44 1803 552233
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Having been coming to Paignton for a number of years, this was the very first fish and chips we had after arriving. Back then (7 years ago) the fish and chips were amazing, and it's no different this time around. The place hasn't changed apart from new owners ( it looks like ) and the food was simply outstanding. We... More 

Thank Theopwilderbeast
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped off for lunch today at Richards and as expected it was delicious. Brilliant chips, delicious fish, just as it should be. Nice friendly staff and very good value for money

Thank Duncan I
Wigan, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

We had read reviews on this chip shop and we where staying nearby in goodrington sands, it was delicious and enjoyed by Us All so much we returned the following week for more fish was melt in the mouth delicious

Thank Helen W
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369 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Found this cafe whilst looking for somewhere to eat. What a lovely little cafe! Service was excellent, best fish and chips I've eaten in a long whilst - fresh from the fryer. Downside, as with a lot of places I frequent, is the need to keep the salt and pepper pots right next to where tables are being sprayed plus,... More 

Thank Alph
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

We bought fish and chips from here to eat on the beach. The staff were very friendly and offered to put our food in a tray which made it alot easier to eat. We were given a knife and folk aswell. Everything was cooked fresh and tasted amazing. It was good that we went back the following day, but unfortunately... More 

Thank annayeomans
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

When at the British seaside one is spoilt for choice in terms of fish and chips ... the constant unfortunately seems to be the average quality of what used to be the national dish. So its always worth searching out something just that little bit better and a quick Trip Advisor search saw us head just off the seafront to... More 

1 Thank justin h
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Easily the best fish and chips in Torbay. The staff are always so polite and cheerful, the prices are really good and the portion sizes are excellent. Consistently top quality hot and delicious food, plus just a very short stroll from the beach!

Thank Paignter
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154 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

I am saddened that I have to give my honest opinion to this highly recommended fish and chip café with a good reputation. My last review after so many recommendations was of a high opinion and rightly so as the food was great. Our plan on Friday evening was to dine on fish and chips on the beach with a... More 

3 Thank Culture-Zoo
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Great fish and chips excellent price friendly staff but on the down side slow service that I am sure will improve when they start dealing with customers in the shop rather then treating the phone orders as more of a priority.

1 Thank dennis g
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

The staff are very friendly, service and food was excellent. We ate in the restaurant/ shop once and had a take out. Both were excellent. highly recommended a visit

1 Thank slangfordcooper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Seafood, British, Fast food
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Seaway Road, Paignton TQ3 2NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 552233
A family run fish & chip shop with excellent food and smiling staff.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?