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The Plaice

16 Cheap Street, Newbury RG14 5DD, England
+44 1635 42147
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible21%
12 Aug 2017
“Decent food, slow service ”
6 May 2017
“Not the right Pla(i)ce!”
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11:30 - 22:00All hours
Fast food, British
16 Cheap Street, Newbury RG14 5DD, England
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Today I had the misfortune of experiencing the worst fish and chips I've ever experienced. The batter covering my cod was too tough to cut and the chips were beyond over cooked. This suggests that perhaps the food had been re-heated before serving. The young...More

Thank Liam C
Reviewed 31 August 2017

They claim to be open until 22:00 but having arrived at 21:13, we were told that they'd stopped cooking and we could only have something under the heat lamps. After some debate to see who would claim the solitary reamaining piece of cod, it was...More

Thank basiclife
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Decided to pop to a fish n chip shop on route back from visiting the local area. The food was decent enough but the service was so slow and... well...vacant! Depending on how hungry you are, I wouldn't come here in a rush!

Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 5 July 2017

On arrival the shop had 3 waiting customers with two people serving. No acknowledgement of our arrival - could have just said be with you soon or something - just ignored. After nearly 5 minutes we were asked what we wanted. The order was incorrectly...More

Thank SteveMFC
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Following a recent disappointing take away from a nearby chippie, I've decided to find the best possible in my area. Today, I'd spent all afternoon getting on trains, changing trains, sitting on station platforms waiting for trains then a supermarket shop and finally on the...More

Thank Lorraine A
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Always come here and always top quality cod & chips with great service. Might have to wait a few minutes for the chicken but worth it.

Thank JaseyB
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Ok, so it says that this is "probably the best chip shop in the world" on the window, and I did visit at about 3pm on a Saturday afternoon, but I did find the staff not attentive and the chips the worst that I have...More

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Awful! I've never had a fish cake that was so hard on the outside it was difficult to cut! Chips were limp & soggy. This place has never been the same since they got rid of the restaurant. My advice...AVOID! Never going back there again..

Thank LinedancerNewbury
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We had just moved into our first home and had no food on us so decided to get some food from here. We were not dissapointed! The chips are good, battered sausage delicious and fish good. Very reasonably priced and the staff are very friendly....More

Thank Lucy D
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Ordered large haddock and chips. Fish was Beautiful not much batter but a well cooked fish. Chips were quality. The problem occurred when I found hard scales in my mouth. I looked further and found that the skin was on and that is fine I...More

Thank Stephen E
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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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  • Address: 16 Cheap Street, Newbury RG14 5DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 42147
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