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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
Closed now
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Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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110 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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10 reviews
4 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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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Have had take away from this restaurant always excellent whatever we have had, friendly service and always very clean.

Thank j a
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a fantastic fish restaurant all fish cooked to order just the right amount of batter crispy and perfectly cooked always look forward to going there

Thank Lilliandoc
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Food made to order so nice and fresh, if you tell them you are eating outside they put your order in a nice tray with plastic knives and forks. The food was cooked to perfection. Was given a bit of history about the place by a local. When the original Richard was doing the cooking it was fantastic. he then... More 

Thank John S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Visited here twice as it was so good. The fish is cooked to order. Good selection of fish. I had the haddock the first visit and cod the second with a pot of tea. Ample parking on the road. Few steps to get in but easy to get up.

Thank Dianne033

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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$13
Seafood, Fast food, British
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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