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Cafe, Seafood, British
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

Amazing lobster roll and service. The staff was very attentive to our requests even providing a blanket for our group. The location is right on the pier so “fresh” is guaranteed!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

Took the seafood platter for two at approx £45. No crab available…..REALLY ,,,!!!. Mussels , mackerel and smoked salmon were all fresh. Lobster undersize but fresh. I guess I am comparing this offer with what you get in France in a similar location for the...same cost or less. Much much better across the water hence my average rating.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Clare Wharton, General Manager at S&P Fish Shop and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2023

Hi thanks for your review but you cannot compare the price of shellfish in the UK to that of France we do not source our shellfish from France we catch crab and lobster ourselves at a much higher cost than on the continent. We only...More

Reviewed 2 October 2023 via mobile

Oh dear! I have been here a couple of times before and only asked last week their opening times. Made a special trip today only to find they are shut! Very disappointing! I did check this morning and still confirmed as open. If you are...going to run a business you need to be reliable..I have also recommended you to other people.if you say you are open, then please be open..not hard.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Clare Wharton, General Manager at S&P Fish Shop and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2023

Shame you couldn’t have just told us how you felt instead of doing a review considering you are a local customer. Our website and Facebook page have our opening times you could always have given us a call to check 🤦‍♀️ it’s not hard to...More

Reviewed 21 September 2023

We had a beautiful fresh fish lunch at S&P Fish shop today. I had the salmon salad and it was a very generous portion and hubby had crab meat sandwich both really tasty. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023 via mobile

What an overrated place this is! We had the sharing platter at £46. It was 80% salad and 20% mussels, crab, lobster, mackerel, etc! You must be mad to rate this place five Stars! Not worth the money. A tablespoon of fish in each instance...that was tasteless. Shame on you Mrs Owner!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Clare Wharton, General Manager at S&P Fish Shop and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2023

Thanks for your review?!? If it was 80% salad where is the picture of it which I’m sure you would have took before you started eating it to post with this review if you were so disappointed??? We sell hundreds of our platters both locally...More

Reviewed 25 July 2023 via mobile

The prawn and smoked salmon sandwich on granary ! Omg beautiful ! Visited today and was met by a friendly bunch of staff - a very bubbly lady served took my order and then I waited a few minutes outside admiring the quay side before...she delivered to me ! Great service - fully loaded sandwich - £14.95 - sounds a lot but worth it ( personally I managed it but easily shareable 😍😍😍More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

The seafood here is outstanding, with wonderful mixed platters that will make your eyes stand out on stalks - don’t come if you don’t like seafood as the only alternative is Brie and cranberry sandwiches! Kiddies can have marmite, chocolate spread etc. but the seafood...is divine. We are addicted to the lobster sandwiches - for £15.95 you get pretty much a quarter of a lobster plus salad and I also recommend the delicious NZ Sauvignon Blanc at an extremely reasonable price. The area is only small so either come early or book - they now have anti- crap weather defences.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

Wow! The supreme sharing platter must not be missed. Enormous portion size, the highest quality fish and great service. Ideal lunch spot if you are a lover of seafood Excellent service Great value for money Not to be missed!!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023

Birthday celebrations with an amazing sea food platter. So fresh and tasty. Will definitely recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023 via mobile

Food fantastic, the people there were really friendly. You need to book as they are really busy. We had lobster salad and oysters.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

Recommended by local RNLI Volunteers - managed to get a table - totally fabulous. Best white crab sandwich ever and wine 3was delicious. excellent service. Couldn't recommend highly enough. Home to return before end of holiday.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 June 2023

A lovely friendly family run business. I opted for the Crevettes with salad and my partner chose the full lobster salad. The fish so delicious and fresh. Would recommend this eatery to any seafood loving person!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 21 June 2023

Located in the harbour area this small family business puts many larger establishments to shame. Don't be put off by the fact that they refer to themselves as a cafe, if you love seafood then this is the place to go. They have a wide...array of locally caught fish & shellfish bought in from their own fleet of fishing boats which ensures it's as fresh as can be. The Supreme platter for 2 was amazing with a dressed Crab, half a Lobster Crevettes, Prawns, Crayfish, Cockles, Mussels, Whelks, Smoked Mackerel & Salmon (best Mackerel I have ever had). Service was extremely helpful & friendly (thanks Benj). As there is only a small number of tables it's best to book otherwise you may well be disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 15 June 2023 via mobile

We visited this place by chance .. we overheard a lady recommend to someone else, sooo glad we did , food was amazing, service was great. If you enjoy sea food then this place is a must if in the area.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 3 June 2023 via mobile

We fell in love with this little place and visited 3 times in the week we were in Ilfracombe. Food was absolutely delicious - would definitely recommend the crevette sharing platter and the lobster sandwiches. Such warm and friendly service too. Highly recommend

Date of visit: June 2023
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Hi Tim ... I think usual 9 to 5, but would check on the website if you have a specific time you are looking for.
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We answered the telephone when we were open between March 15th and October 31st 2019 and will reopen in March 2020 many thanks!!
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Yes, S&P Fish Shop and Cafe offers takeaway services.

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S&P Fish Shop and Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5