Torquay Fish and Chips Takeaway & Shops
Are you visiting Torquay in South Devon and looking for the best fish and chips around? With so many great options on offer, it can be hard to choose where to go. But, look no further, because we’ve got you covered!
Is there a better thing to do than snack on fish and chips while sitting along a harbour and watching the world go by?
You can’t beat a good chippy tea by the sea. Firstly, let’s talk about what makes a great fish and chips experience.
For us, it’s all about the perfect balance between crispy batter and flaky fish, served with a side of golden, fluffy chips. And let’s not forget the traditional accompaniments of mushy peas, tartar sauce, and a good old sprinkle of salt and vinegar.
So, where can you find the best fish and chips in Torquay? To help you make an informed decision, we’ve put together a list of the highest-rated chippies in Torquay – according to the people who have visited them.
5 Best Fish and Chips in Torquay
1. Hanbury’s Famous Fish and Chips
Established in 1982, Hanbury’s is a family-run takeaway that has been serving up delicious multi-award-winning fish and chips for over four decades. Their secret recipe batter is light and crispy, and their sustainably-sourced fish is always cooked to perfection.
One customer said: “Delicious food and huge portions. The best takeaway chips I’ve had in a long time. The batter was lovely and crispy. Location is great for eating on the clifftops at Babbacome.”
2. Saltwater Fish Restaurant & Takeaway
For a more upscale fish and chips experience, head over to Saltwater Fish Restaurant. They use only the freshest local ingredients, and their fish is cooked to order for maximum freshness. Plus, their chips are hand-cut and double-cooked for extra crispiness.
In February 2020, Saltwater Fish Restaurant was also voted as No.1 for the Best Fish and Chips in Torquay.
One happy customer said: “The best fish and chips in Torquay. We have both dined in and had a takeaway and each time it has been amazing. Really good quality fish and seafood!! And they had unlimited chips, which the kids loved!”
3. Rockfish Restaurant & Takeaway
With a prime location on Torquay’s waterfront, Rockfish offers stunning views to accompany their delicious fish and chips.
They pride themselves on using only the best sustainable fish from their own boat Rockfisher and other boats from the Brixham fishing fleet. Each day, seasonally caught seafood and shellfish from the market are available depending on what has been landed by the fleet in Brixham that morning.
The Rockfish not only serves fish and chips, but a variety of delicious dishes such as Middle Eastern Style Fried Halloumi, crispy Rockfish tacos, and Chicken Milanese with Parmesan & Rocket.
One reviewer commented: “The best fish and chips in Torquay a little bit more than local fish and chip restaurants but worth every penny! Fresh fish, unlimited chips, curried mushy peas and homemade tartar sauce! Excellent, efficient and friendly staff. Worth booking.”
4. The Great British Fish And Chip Shop
The Great British Fish and Chip Shop is located in the centre of Torquay overlooking the harbour on Victoria Parade. This casual dine-in cafe offers customers a place to sit and enjoy their fish and chips, or opt to takeaway and enjoy your chippy by the sea.
The 5-star rated fish and chips are a hit with visitors and locals alike, serving a great selection of fish, and delicious, fluffy chips.
One customer said: “Lovely place for a meal, affordable too! I had the mini fish and chips for only £4.80 chips were great, fish was lovely and crumbly! Staff very friendly and welcoming. Will definitely visit again.”
5. The Usual Plaice
The Usual Plaice is a highly rated dine-in and takeaway serving up wonderfully flaky, fresh fish and very tasty chips. Portions are generous, and their batter is crispy and flavorful. This traditional fish and chip shop is a local favourite in Torquay, located on Saint Marychurch Road.
Not only do they serve daily specials from the locally caught fish, but they also make their own sauces from curry sauce and gravy to tartar sauce, BBQ, garlic mayo and other dips.
One reviewer simply said: “Best in the Bay”
Summary of the Best Torquay Fish & Chips
So there you have it, our top picks for the best Torquay fish and chips, South Devon. Whether you try them all or pick one, we hope you have found our guide useful.
If you’re searching for a hotel in Torbay, take a look at the Quayside Hotel in Brixham. The Quayside Hotel is located right on the harbourside with stunning sea views and is close to all of the main shops, restaurants, and bars.
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