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Grandad nicols

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94 Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HZ, England
+44 1803 203952
12:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why would you risk it? It's crazy that anyone would eat here. Unless you fancy getting ill. Best to be avoided.

Thank Lookeypook
Nr Birmingham
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I went in here on a Sunday as my usual chip shop was shut that night. My usual chip shop in comparison usually has 7 - 11 staff at any one time. Here they had one, then two when I presume the other came off his break. They seemed in no hurry at all and it took 40 minutes from... More 

Thank MargaretnTony
Sennen Cove, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Called in whilst in Torquay and had 2 small portions of fish & chips after a long drive. We're northerners so have eaten lots of fish & chips over the years. Freshly cooked, perfect portion size for us (seniors) and lovely tasting. Fish (cod) was best we'd had in a long while. Best thing of all the price £3, absolute... More 

Thank Neil&Sue
Fareham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely fish and chips! My Haddock was so fresh and nearly! And the chips..mmmm! We would definitely go back next time we are in Torquay! Well done guys!

Thank NattyNonky
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Just picked up a supposed cod and chips from here and am positive that I have been given a cheaper white fish rather than cod. The taste is totally different and will not be returning.

Thank kipsmithers
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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303 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

tasty traditional fish & chips, reasonably priced, clean presentable staff & premises, a really nice place for an inexpensive meal.

Thank vanessashihtzu
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I had been here last year and my food was fab. This week I ordered a portion of chips and a little curry sauce. The chips hardly covered the bottom of the plastic tray, and on inspection 1/3 of the potatoes were black and inedible. All seemed a bit luke-warm. The owner or server looked fed up. I was hungry... More 

Thank PennyWalters
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Been a few times when on holiday here, and never had a bad meal, well worth a visit! Plus there's a few tables inside if you want to sit down,

Thank Choccyfan72
Redditch, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

chips were ok fish was very greasy actually swimming in it. The fish was hard probably over cooked and more batter than fish.

1 Thank malc and janice J
Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Was in Torquay for family things and paid another visit to Grandad Nic's for some fish and chips. Freshly cooked and short wait, just like the previous visit. Consistency and quality seem to be at the forefront. Will be visiting again on my next trip

Thank ajhoyle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Fast food, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 203952
Grandad Nicols is now open and serving the residents and guest of torquay with freshly cooked " old fashioned fish and chips" the traditional way. We serve only the highest graded fish from the clean waters of iceland and local specials from brixham fish market, and home made specials like Haddock & Parsly fish cakes and our famous yorkshire fish cakes.

Due to a number of people thinking we have stale or old oil we have made the decision to change the type of oil we fry in we used to use beef dripping but we have had some comments saying that the oil was stale old etc. So we have now change to vegetable oil which is more commonly found in the fish and chip shops and most people are accustomed to

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