making fish and chips batter


Opening Times

We are open 7 days a week.

Our Opening Times

Monday 11.30 am until 8.00pm 
Tuesday 11.30am until 8.00pm
Wednesday 11.30am until 8.00pm
Thursday 11.30am until 8.00pm
Friday 11.30am until 8.30pm  
Saturday 11.30am until 8.30pm
Sunday 11.30am until 5.00pm 
In January and February we will close for a break from 2.30pm until 4.30pm Monday to Friday 

Phone Number - 01929 423668


Our Fish and Chips

We always cook good quality products from trusted and responsible suppliers. Our chips are from BRITISH grown potatoes (when in season) and prepared on site. Our cod and haddock is sourced from the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea as frozen at sea fillets. They have been caught from SUSTAINABLY managed seas.

We buy our fish LOCALLY too - all our specials are DORSET caught and arrive fresh every day! Our belief in good food goes far - we produce our own fishcakes on site making them proper home-made. They are our speciality - after our delicious fish and chips of course - and once you've tried you'll be hooked!

If its not a fish day for you, then you can always have burgers or whole fillet chicken chunks. We can feed all tastes for all the family.

Looking forward to seeing you.

About Us

The Fish Plaice is located near to the quayside in the small seaside town of Swanage in Dorset. The current location has been a fish and chip shop from at least the late 1970s. It has been operating in its current guise since 2004 as The Fish Plaice (or the blue chippy!) being a family run shop providing takeaway fish and chips to Swanage locals and tourists from every corner of the globe. 

The fish and chip shop is currently run by James & Oliver Kirkpatrick and we are assisted by our experienced team of hard working but fun loving employees who really do breathe fish and chips. Our aim is cook the best fish and chips we possibly can and do so in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

As time has gone by we have built a very loyal customer base that we are very proud of. As a result the shop has become busier and we have added more members of staff to ensure we cook great fish and chips and provide a good customer experience.


As well as more staff we feel it is important to move with the times and have added more capacity to make your Fish Plaice visit even smoother. We have added new products but have also remained true to our ethos of cooking great fish and chips in a simple way. That's why we still filter our oil everyday, prepare our chips from potatoes on site and cut our own fish fillets, make our batter using our special recipe and produce brilliant home-made fishcakes.

After 10 years of frying, we have upgraded to 8 high efficiency pans which has allowed us to cope better at peak demand. Sometimes when the sun shines even 8 pans is not enough so do be prepared to wait and we will serve you as quickly as possible.

The Fish Plaice. Making fish 'n' chips batter.

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We are currently frying cod from the Gadus group of trawlers. The quality is exceptional so come and give it a try.

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14 The Square, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2LJ Image 01929 423668