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Richard's Fish Cafe

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39 Seaway Road, Paignton TQ3 2NX, England
+44 1803 552233
17:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Newton Abbot
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided I couldn't be bothered to cook as I was on my own for a night so I pulled over for 🐟 and 🍟. The cafe itself was lovely and clean throughout. The portion I had was ample and I had a big appetite that night! I had a piece of haddock, cooked fresh, and chips. Neither were at all... More 

Thank jurassicjade
Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My tip is to try the Rock Salmon .This is not a fish you can get everywhere ...and they make proper chips

Thank greggerg
Taunton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Picked up a take away on Saturday night. Service was good. Chips and curry sauce was nice however my haddock was very bland. The batter wasn't tasty at all. My husband had a chicken burger which was good but rather small for an adult. My dad did really enjoy his pie though. Worth going but I wouldn't have the fish... More 

Thank EEMJN2001
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113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Had haddock and chips tonight, first time visit. Opened door and staff welcomed me immediately and placed my order. Fish and chips cooked to order, once ready they were wrapped separately salt and vinegar added before and into a bag for homeward travel. Staff were really great wishing me to have an enjoyable meal and evening. On arrival at home... More 

Thank ColintGrant
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We received a lovely welcome at Richard's. We took and seat in the bright, clean fish bar and we were served by a friendly and helpful waitress who made our visit special. The fish and chips were great - huge portions and the fish was really delicate and not too greasy. Couldn't recommend it more. Best fish and chips we've... More 

Thank Simon K
Le Vaud, Switzerland
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111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Crisp, light batter on fresh fish and chips that are crunchy outside and soft in the middle. Ask for your favourite fish in advance and they will ensure it is available for you if it is in the market. Nice to eat inside and no overpowering cooking smells. Outdoor tables available when the weather is warmer. Pleasant, friendly staff.

Thank Lesley Philippa S
Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We live in the same road as this takeaway, and get one regularly for a treat. The food is lovely, service is very fast, and staff friendly and helpful, what's not to like? It's also very good value, and caters for all.

Thank yaharrison
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Called in at 18.00 on Tuesday 25th September for a sit down meal, we weren`t disappointed, a lovely meal of freshly cooked Fish & Chips, the batter was thin,light and non greasy. Take away trade was steady. Prices were reasonable and the Cafe is positioned close to the No.12 bus route. Would definitely visit again

Thank normanus
Torquay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This has to be one of the best Places for Sit in and Take away Fish & Chips. Just a great service, friendly staff, and the best tasting fish & Chips ever ! Not to mention Great value for Money. Would recommend 100% !

Thank Robert V
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived at six fifteen and secured s table. Ordered cod and chips and haddock and chips. Was coming back after previous visit a year or so ago and while waiting for meal to arrive overheard under new ownership. Long may their ownership continue. Excellent meal even better than last time - cod and haddock both lovely succulent fish and chips... More 

Thank clive j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Seafood, British, Fast food
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?