The Royal Plaice

The Royal Plaice

The Royal Plaice is a traditional yet modern fish and chip shop located on the waterfront of Appledore in Bideford, Devon

Enjoying stunning views of the River Torridge, The Royal Plaice offers traditional fish and chips, cooked to order in peanut oil for a unique flavour

With an experienced and creative team behind them, The Royal Plaice proudly serve up the freshest locally sourced ingredients available and some of the most delicious fish available

With a friendly atmosphere and warm greeting from the staff, customers are sure to feel welcome and appreciate the quality of food that this establishment provides

Whether you’re looking for quick grab and go option or a sit down meal with a view, The Royal Plaice aims to provide a truly memorable experience


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The Royal Plaice Reviews

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 – 2:00 PM, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 – 8:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
Phone: 01237 478673
Address: 2B Bude St, Appledore, Bideford EX39 1PW, UK

Delivery: No
Dine In: Yes
Price Level: 2
Serves Beer: Yes
Serves Dinner: Yes
Serves Lunch: Yes
Takeout: Yes

John James avatarJohn James
3 weeks ago
Definitely the best cod and chips that we have for a long time. Able to eat in the adjacent pub with a great real ale. Will be coming at least twice to the Royal Plaice next year when we visit again. Very good value. Thoroughly recommend.
Mike Applin avatarMike Applin
3 weeks ago
Not great across the board to be honest. The fish was dry and rubbery and the batter had lost its crunch. The chips were fine but nothing to write home about. My sister had a battered sausage which was pretty old and cold as well. Nobody in my group got sick so it meets those standards, but I wouldn't go here unless you haven't got any other options.
Julia Bennett avatarJulia Bennett
a month ago
Definitely the best fish and chips we have ever had, everything was perfect and you could tell they had been cooked in dripping. Also a bonus that you can have your fish and chips with a pint at the pub opposite.
Lynda Kelly avatarLynda Kelly
a month ago
The fish and chips to be highly recommended, the menu is varied and reasonable price's. You can sit in the pub opposite and have a drink with your meal. They supply cutlery and condiments.
ella griffiths avatarella griffiths
a month ago
The best fish and chips I’ve ever had! 10/10
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