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The Fish Plaice

14 The Square, Swanage BH19 2LJ, England
+44 1929 423668
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish cakes” (97 reviews)
“plaice” (101 reviews)
“mushy peas” (18 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly
14 The Square, Swanage BH19 2LJ, England
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1 - 10 of 755 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really nice location and good fish and chips you can eat in or out or take away. Staff friendly plaice is clean ( sorry tried not to say this 😄). I always gravitate to this part of the town, on the way to the pier....More

Thank Douglas G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really tasty fish & chips. The mushy pea fritter and home made fish cake were especially good. Highly recommend this place!

Thank Rogoashear
Reviewed 6 days ago

We always get fish & chips from this shop when staying nearby and we have never been disappointed. Some reviewers have moaned about the service, but we have never had any problems and anyway it's the quality of the food that's more important. The portion...More

Thank ronborrett
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a regular cod and chips which was plenty for us to eat with a pot of mushy peas. We were able to eat sit at a small table in the window. Food was brought to us at the table (in paper). This is...More

Thank Teresa N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven’t been her for ages but felt like a treat tonight. Great tasting freshly caught an cooked fish with the lightest of batter and wonderfully crispy chips!

Thank Carolinefranceswitts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not our first visit to this fish and Chip shop and on pervious occasions they have been great the fish large white and tasty the chips well cooked and crispy. Today what a difference the meal was still well cooked but what has...More

Thank gazvandy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the homemade fish cake (lovely) and my girlfriend had haddock (lovely batter and well cooked). Great chips too. Enough said!

Thank Graham E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I usually eat here when visiting Swanage. It was as usual busy, even for January. Promptly served and we only had a portion of chips each. Freshly cooked and crispy. You can’t beat chips by the sea.

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We were on a road trip from Poole and read about this place on TA, so stopped for lunch. Delicious and fresh. Staff are friendly and run it like a well oiled machine 😊

Thank leighontour
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Once again we visited The Fish Plaice when visiting Swanage and once again they produce the best tasting Fish and Chips anywhere I have been. Great portions and good value for money.

Thank David P
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Questions & Answers
20 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Valettaboy | Reviewed this property |
Hi Not sure - they have do have 2 different fryers, that could be because they are incredibly busy in summer- or could be because of what you have said. I can tell you that the chips and the pea fritter were very good- as... More
23 July 2016|
Response from DWalker95 | Reviewed this property |
As a chippy goes these guys are incredibly accommodating, but there is only so much you can do with fish and chips to make it gluten free. They do batter-less fish and they do serve chicken too, not sure what else but that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 6
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 The Square, Swanage BH19 2LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 423668
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