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Hanbury’s Famous Fish & Chips

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Princes Street, Torquay TQ1 3LW, England
+44 1803 314616
11:45 - 13:45
17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:45 - 13:45
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:45 - 14:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

After two hours of driving around looking for somewhere to eat we weren't looking for perfection but that's what we found at Hanleys. Very friendly service, lovely surroundings and most importantly perfect fish. Batter like my nan used to make - you don't find that much any more.

Thank Kingswood41
Pattaya, Thailand
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Went to see if it was as good as they say, Nice place with a car Park nearby £ 2. 20 after 6.00pm We had very Good service,nice lady. I had the Large Cod and chips. With mushy peas. The Fish and mushy peas were good,the chips only so so. My wife had the 3 fish dish which was quite... More 

Thank Barry-Jang
Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

This is an expensive joint for fish and chips... but well worth the extra. The surroundings are nice, the food is excellent and the location in Babbacombe ... perfect.

Thank Chris R
Paignton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We had been advised by friends and family to try this restaurant but we have to say it wasn't all that. I would not say it's 'The best in the West' etc. We have had far nicer fish and chips at other local establishments and even abroad! The front of house man who initially greeted us was a bit stand-off... More 

Thank Corringhamlad W
Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

been here loads of times always perfect staff friendly my freinds from bristol wish it was closer as its that good

Thank terry q
Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely awful. ..being a local and knowing better. ..The portions are small but the price is big. ..The chips are almost white and under cooked, to thick....!! As well as the extortionate price it's hardly open. ..get yourself to drakes around the corner, far superior,not all lights and show just very good quality tasty fish and chips. ....

Thank Gary P
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Excellent meal. The restaurant is very popular and you need to book in advance. Although extremely busy when we went, the waitresses were very efficient.and friendly.

Thank David R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Hadn't booked a table but they still managed to fit us in and glad they did as the Fish & Chips were the best we have had in a long while. Can recommend Hanbury's.

Thank andrewjefferies55
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

As a long standing local I find this establishment somewhat overpriced and small portioned...yes it's nice but having to direct my mortgage payment to pay for it is not on. There are better around the bay..London fryer, Shiphay chippy and squires are far better value for money and are equally as nice if not better. The holiday makers may fall... More 

Thank bub8adubba
Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

We went to Hanburys to see if the hype is true, and yes it is well deserved. The restaurant is clean, the staff friendly, with a relaxed atmosphere, you may need to book a table as it gets busy, but the staff always found a space for us. The haddock and chips were outstanding, with Chrisp crunchy batter, a really... More 

Thank z1300tim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:45 - 13:45
17:30 - 21:00
11:45 - 13:45
17:30 - 21:00
11:45 - 13:45
17:30 - 21:00
11:45 - 13:45
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:45 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Princes Street, Torquay TQ1 3LW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 314616

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