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Drake's Fish & Chip Restaurant

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64 Babbacombe Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3SW, England
+44 1803 323302
11:30 - 22:00
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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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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner went with our youngest, to get one fish and chips and two battered sausages with chips and two curry sauces. The sausages were fine and the fish was fine, but sadly hoping it was a one off last time, the chips were not cooked properly, most were raw inside, the curry sauce was like water. Also did not... More 

Thank gems71
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was going to call into next door but it was closed, glad it was because it meant we had our fish and chips from here, freshly cooked and a reasonable size piece of cod. Took down to the car park overlooking the water and thoroughly enjoyed!

Thank Daviesic
Paignton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been for a while but not disappointed. Freshly cooked while I waited and delicious. I had medium fish and chips

Thank suebpaignton
Torquay, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The fish (large cod) was absolutely lovely, chips nice, but the curry sauce? What are they thinking, chip shop curry sauce is a weird colour and texture with unidentifiable bits suspended in it, not a powdery gravy with a bit of spice added, spoiled the whole meal for me but hey Drakes obviously think it's the way to go. As... More 

Thank Steve H
Torquay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Very nice staff who produce the best fish and chips in the area and at a far cheaper price than nearby chippies

Thank Elizabeth T
Torquay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely disgusted with the service I received whilst dining here with my friend. I was told the children had to get off the floor as there is glass on the floor and they will hurt themselves. We didn't get a check back and everyone else sat in the eating in area got a check back. We got picked on the... More 

Thank june-mills
Javea, Spain
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We always go to Drakes when visiting family in Torquay and have always raved about their food. However our visit last week was very disappointing. The haddock was not as good as it usually is BUT the chips were awful. They looked and tasted pale and soggy, were barely warm. The restaurant was almost empty and the staff seemed jaded... More 

Thank Christyn N
Ascot, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I must say how much I enjoyed my evening fish and chips again artery several years absent. The service was good and the food brilliant.my thanks to all the staff.

Thank kingowen
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I had cod and chips from the takeaway and it was hot and delicious. Love the boxes as we didn't need a plate.

Thank gsmithdfg
Torquay, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

My wife and I were going to see Russell Kane in Babbacombe, and decided to stop of beforehand to get a quick bite to eat. We didn't want anything fancy, and the prices that Drakes were charging seemed reasonable, so we went in. Despite being a Saturday evening, the restaurant section was deserted - perhaps we should have taken the... More 

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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, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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