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The Ilfracombe Fryer

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7-8 The Promenade | Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9BD, England
+44 1271 865003
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on our visit to Ilfracombe as we wanted proper seaside fish and chips and weren't disappointed. The chips were amazing and the fish was cooked well wish a really nice batter. Only slight downfall was it seemed a tad bit expensive for what it was but can't fault the food quality at all.

Thank SimonYall
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value for money, clean, good food, freindly staff sea view romms are the best with a varanda and coffee table for two

Thank John R
Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

popped in for some takeaway chips and garlic mushrooms, chips were great but the mushrooms weren't garlic mushrooms even though it said that on menu. My friend used the toilet and was not impressed considering it was an eat in restaurant as well, it smelt and only 1 toilet. Good prices, but we did go in march think all the... More 

Thank Carla J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Visited recently with mu husband and two young boys, (families welcome). Had a delicious fishermans special. The staff were all very friendly, efficient and helpful. Toilets and the restaurant were clean too. All round, a nice place for lunch.

Thank Carys N
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Came here for a takeaway at 7.40pm. The restaurant was ready to close however we were welcomed in to have our order taken. My boyfriend ordered fish, chips and curry sauce and I ordered cheesey chips and a battered sausage. I felt the staff were very friendly and when he explained that there where no jumbo sausages left, he did... More 

Thank Sam-Bidder
Ryde, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We visited the Ilfracombe Fryer twice during a holiday based in neighbouring Woolacombe, and on both occasions found the food to be delicious. Chips are dry, crisp and perfectly sized, fish was skinned, lightly battered and absolutely delicious. The staff were friendly and efficient, and waitress service was speedy. We were also encouraged to fund that food was cooked to... More 

Thank adamw94
Chichester, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

had a wee haddock supper here (photo) with mushy peas n a pot of tea excellent freshly cooked fish with plenty chips very reasonably priced will use again when in area staff were friendly and service was quick a big thumbs up

Thank photomadcolin
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

These have got to be the best fish and chips in the area, ended up going back the next day as they were so yummy. Can eat in their very clean and tidy restaurant or takeaway and eat them on the seafront which we chose to do the second time, why do they always taste so much nicer by the... More 

Thank loodles1980
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

had sausage and chips from here and was well impressed good quality food piping hot and very good price for a seaside chippy

Thank daveSwindon
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Most probably the best fish and chips in Ilfracombe it is also a very good portion at a good price very enjoyable

Thank Jeff W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 16
Seafood, Fast food, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-8 The Promenade | Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 865003
An 80 seater restaurant & take away business located on the promenade with views out over the Bristol channel and only 2 minutes walk from the Landmark Theatre & car park.

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