We are open 7 days a week.
Update: We are closed Monday 9 - Thursday 12 December for annual frying range serving and cleaning. We hope to be open again Friday evening, but this is not guaranteed. We will keep you posted.
November - March hours *
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 8.00pm
Sunday 11.30am until 6.30pm
*We are closed each afternoon 2.15 - 4.30 Monday to Friday (approximately). Open all day Saturday and Sunday
Phone Number - 01929 423668
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.
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.
Since 2017 we have organised monthly gluten free frying days. On these days we put aside a separate pan frying both fish and chips (just these 2 products) with gluten free batter used in the oil. These run generally on the 1st Thursday of each month, (except when they clash with school holidays and not in August). They've prove popular and most importantly the fish and chips taste great!!
The Fish Plaice - Fish and Potatoes at their Finest
Gluten free frying day on Thursday 7 November, Thursday 5th December and Thursday 19th December
Christmas 2019 hours: CLOSED 22-26 DECEMBER, OPEN AGAIN ON 27 DECEMBER INCLUDING NEW YEARS DAY AS NORMAL. Have a Happy Christmas and great 2020.