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Smileys Plaice

#332 of 1,224 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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73 East Street | Bedminster, Bristol, England
+44 117 953 2792
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second review and I have to say things have gone downhill. We used to go regularly for a Garlic Mushroom starter and beautifully cooked Rock and Chips. On our last visit we found that both had been taken off the menu, the new owner telling me that he didn't like them. I pointed out that he should... More 

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Thank lucida100
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I used to go to Smiley's quite a lot until I discovered its poor hygiene rating. Now they have 4 stars hygiene rating, I've gone back. I went 3 or 4 weeks ago and it was OK, but I went today and, though the fish was good, the chips were inedible. They were rock hard on the outside such that... More 

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Thank Suppydubs
Quarteira, Portugal
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

i take away once and again and is my favourite fish and chips. very good. Highly recommend. Good value for money.

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Thank Catiamendes
Bristol
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I have been here a few times and each time when I have been waiting for an age I remember why it is not a regular haunt. Tonight there were 2 customers and 4 staff. They managed to take my money quickly enough then vanished for a 5 minute chat before returning to tell me that what I have ordered... More 

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Thank QueenBee1926
Bristol, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I had the cod & chips with mushy peas which was really delicious. The cod batter was fresh and crispy, the cod itself was very tender. The chips were soft, fluffy and not too greasy. One of the best fish and chips in Bristol. Unfortunately if you eat in, you will end up smelling of chip fat :( so I'll... More 

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1 Thank cakeandsteaks
Coleford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

It is such a joy to visit a restaurant and get good service and enjoy beautifully cooked and tasty fresh fish and crispy chips with mushy peas, I am sure you will not be disappointed with the excellent Fish & Chips.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Some reviewers have given 5 stars Realy ?The best in Bristol, Realy ?This is South Bristol with some of the best Chippies in the City.If you want to see how Batter should be then try the Argus Chippie.By no means the worst i have tasted but no where near the best.I can't fault the nice old ex pub for comfort... More 

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Thank 542cookie
Brighton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Always freshly cooked, never too greasy and the batter is lovely and light. This is regular of mine and probably the best fish and chips I've had in a very long time. You can also sit in and have a lovely pot of tea with your meal and the service is always good

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Thank KArcher_11
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Following a recommendation to sample cod & chips at this establishment, whilst staff are friendly, and sufficient seating the chips in particular were presented over-cooked and tasted as though the frying-oil needed changing. Disappointing as we were expecting something different

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Thank Mike P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

with out a doubt the best fish and chips i have tasted in Bristol, rock salmon cooked to perfection, excellent chips. well worth the little extra to eat there. i will go back again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 East Street | Bedminster, Bristol, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 953 2792

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?