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The Ilfracombe Fryer

7-8 The Promenade | Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9BD, England
+44 1271 865003
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“ice cream” (4 reviews)
“take away” (18 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, British
7-8 The Promenade | Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9BD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely food, super staff, great price. You'll enjoy it, go there. They have a very varied menu, not only fish.

Thank Terry02140
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not the best chip shop in town. We had a plan about where to eat our take away so used this place for a change. The portions were very small. The food was luke warm - not hot! We were offered salt and...More

Thank Danny W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Restaurant was closing and it was late, staff still agreed to serve us, food was lovely, real sea side fish and chips, reasonably priced and big portions

Thank Dani C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eating inside was quite busy but a couple of tables were available. The service was quick and friendly (by a young man) and our Fisherman's Special hot and, yes, quite tasty and certainly a good portion size. Hence this experience would have rated a top...More

Thank DavidB027
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were friendly and helpful but fish and chips were below what was expected. Chips very wishy-washy and fish thin and not piping hot. At over £7 per serving, this was disappointing.

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got a 12-14oz plaice and chips for £7.70. Chips were not typical "chippy chips", they weren't very potatoe-y, and a fair percentage were crispy. Just bad chips really. Good fish and mushy peas though :)

1  Thank Jane R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't really have the time/ energy to tell whether the fish and chips were just average or poor because of the terrible customer service we experienced here. From the jobsworth response to a request to swap a cup of tea included in a meal...More

1  Thank BristolVisitor_16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How can they get it so wrong? The chips are disgusting, the fish is worse and the staff are rude. While eating our meal they started emptying the fryer. They weren't shut and still serving food. As you can probably guess, this isn't a quiet...More

1  Thank kid_frankie86
Reviewed 12 July 2017

As per title, disappointing amount of grease on the fish. Could still taste it hours later Chips were ok Not a great experience Will not return

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We were a large family so asked if they could accommodate us all in the evening. was told not a proplem. and it was not????. some of the party were children . but everything was done to perfection from the order being taken to the...More

Thank John S
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6 January 2016|
Response from Dawn W | Property representative |
I'm sorry we don't, however we do have a takeaway in Barnstaple, The Pilton Fryer that does gluten free on Monday evenings.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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