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Drake's Fish & Chip Restaurant

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64 Babbacombe Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3SW, England
+44 1803 323302
12:05 - 21:00
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Sun 12:05 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Wife and I , and Sister , went for a fish and chip lunch ,a few days ago ! And what a shock , chips were horrible and cold ,also the mushy peas ! The waitress did not come to us and ask if all alright , so I went to her and told her , did not seem... More 

Thank winstongraham6
Valerie B, Front Office Manager at Drake's Fish & Chip Restaurant, responded to this review

We get a 2* review and Hanbury's gets a 2* rating from you on the very same day. Fancy that! More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were driving in the area and decided to stop for Fish and Chips,very pleased that we did, very friendly staff, and lovely fresh food

Thank Orbslos
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Been here before. Always good food served quickly. Lovely and fresh. Recommend highly. Always busy when we have been there.

Thank gsmithdfg
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241 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Delicious fish and chips from the takeaway.The fish was excellent very sweet with a light crisp batter. Very clean shop with pleasent and helpful staff

Thank brandy5041
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Visited drakes with my family as told it's really good. We had 4 cod and chips and onion rings and must be one of the best tasting fish and chips we have had in years. Staff were so friendly and will definitely be visiting again soon

Thank Karl L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Was advised by my cousin (who lives nearby) that this was probably the best chippy in Torquay. So while on holiday went to it. Well, if this is the best heaven knows what the rest are like. The chips didn't taste nice at all and my partner and I threw them away. The fish was much better though. Unfortunately the... More 

Thank Paul M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Being a local, this is my preferred chippy. Always friendly staff, clean and inviting. Delicious food, fresh and tasty. Always recommend and will always return.

Thank sunworshipper93
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Read recent reviews with disbelieve. Been having food from here for few years now. Softer chip shop chip is delicious, all creamy. Busy shop, long lines in the eve, always a sign of an excellent chippy.

Thank gsmithdfg
Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Unbelievably for a chip shop they don't know how to cook chips. Do not expect them to look anything like the picture above. They will be limp and under cooked.

Thank nicholashamlet
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I had never visited Drakes before but my usual choice in Babbacombe was closed as it was a Sunday. I was a bit apprehensive about trying somewhere else but needn't have been. Fish and chips were cooked to order. Lovely service from the staff in the shop and a super view eating them out of the box on the beautiful... More 

Thank NAK75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Seafood, Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:05 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Babbacombe Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3SW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 323302
REGIONAL FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL FISH & CHIP AWARDS - that means that we're in the top 3 fish and chip shops covering Cornwall, Devon & Dorset.... Wow!!! Also voted Local's Best Fish & Chips!!! All food is cooked to order and served both hot and fresh. Offering fish, burgers, pies etc to eat in or take away. Inexpensive food, yet still delicious, so you can keep coming without worrying about the cost! Conveniently located behind Babbacombe Downs with car park close by. Been established for over 30 years. GLUTEN FREE BATTER OPTION AVAILABLE 5PM TO 9PM ON MON & TUE (SORRY NOT BANK HOLIDAYS).

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