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“Consistent high quality”

Hanbury’s Famous Fish & Chips
Ranked #10 of 343 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$19
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Paignton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
435 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
“Consistent high quality”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I have never ever been disappointed with the fish and chips served at Hanbury's. The chips are perfectly cooked and the fish, with a superb, thin layer of crispy batter, is succulent and tasty. The takeaway fish counter has a modern, stylish and welcoming look about it and the staff are always friendly and courteous. Eco-friendly cardboard cartons are used (no polystyrene or that annoying greaseproof sheet that rips the batter off the fish!!) and chip forks and hand wipes are provided. All perfect for sitting on a bench on Babbacombe green and enjoying the sea view - watch out for seagulls though, they like Hanburys' too!! The restaurant is great with a range of choices on the menu and a wine list. This is perfect for a pre-theatre meal!! Well done everyone at Hanburys !!!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank Chris P
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“Superb Fish & Chips”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I had lunch here today and the food was magnificent, as was the service. Melt in the mouth cod, and the chips were 'real' not out of a packet like certain fast food joints. Mushy peas were only warm. The downside I found was the reason they do not merit a 5 star is I found dried food wedged in my fork. Not a good start.

  • Visited May 2014
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David H, Owner at Hanbury’s Famous Fish & Chips, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Good evening,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the food. I do however want to apologise for the mushy peas only being warm. The mushy peas are kept in a bain- marie at high temperatures, and once they are ready to serve, they are put underneath a hot food lamp just before sending down to be served. Although this usually ensures that they are kept piping hot, it seems on this occasion it did not. I can only apologise for this. In regard to the food in the fork, this is obviously unacceptable. Our staff are trained to check for this and can only apologise for the oversight. I do believe what you found may have been a particle from our cutlery polishing machine. The cutlery Polishing Machine: "The cutlery is moved through a tunnel of crushed corn cob for a 35 second period, during which time the corn cob absorbs all moisture and gently polishes the stainless or silver cutlery. At the final stage, the cutlery passes through a UV light which keeps the grain free from bacteria, maximising hygiene and delivering perfectly polished cutlery that is now ready to grace the finest table."
Unfortunately on this occasion, it seems your cutlery still had the grain attached, which again I can only apologise for.
I do hope to welcome you back soon.
Many thanks
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united kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“BEST FISH AND CHIPS”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I only live in paignton so we very often call in for fish and chips here as a treat but those who are on holiday in the TORBAY area you must pay a visit to hanburys you will not regret it and on anice evening you can sit on a bench on babbacombe downs and ENJOY

  • Visited May 2014
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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great fish”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The fish is absolutely wonderful, personally I like my chips cooked a lot more...but nonetheless a very enjoyable experience

Visited February 2014
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Thank Againsoon
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Devon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“The Best For Fish & Chips”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Well worth a visit. Really good and tasty fish, as it should be.
Excellent service with pleasant surroundings. An ideal day out in a beautiful part of Devon,with spectacular scenery.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Lifes-Journey2014
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