Drakes Fish & Chip Takeaway Babbacombe

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64 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3SW
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Drakes Fish & Chip Takeaway Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon

About Us

Drakes was opened in the early 1990’s and the core menu has remained steadfast with unusual additions added over the years. Now fish such as Skate, Rock and Lemon Sole can be eaten as well as the traditional and amazingly popular North Atlantic Cod, Haddock and Plaice.

The large takeaway area regularly sees queues out the door as this is the mainstay of our business, but if a slightly more leisurely pace is sought, then a 30 seat restaurant is open daily offering great value.


“The local’s word for fish & chips!”


Using a light batter mix and cooking at high temperature gives the best results, and cooking to order means everyone leaves with the freshest of fish everytime. We have invested in a high speed oven so NAKED FISH is the new buzz word… fillets of fish lightly sprayed with olive oil and Italian herbs and baked for a couple of minutes in the miracle machine produces a light and moist alternative to batter – great for those on a gluten free diet or just being extra good!

Having offered a gluten free batter option for seven years, with so many other takeaways jumping on this band-wagon our customer base dwindled to a couple of loyal customers and made the process uneconomically viable. Although Drakes no longer offers a gluten free batter option we are able to recommend the Naked fish which can be cooked with rice instead of chips.



The large takeaway area regularly sees queues out the door and food is cooked to order keeping a light crispy batter. Our Eat in opened at Easter. Menu and opening times are listed below

MSC certified fish is purchased in great quantity from trawlers by our appointed agent so we can offer the best quality product at very reasonable prices. Our potato supplier is just outside Newton Abbot and delivers twice a week so we have the freshest potatoes possible.

Generations of locals know these chips which are peeled and chipped on site daily and cooked freshly throughout the day to produce a slightly softer “chip-shop” chip, delicious with lashings of salt and our special non-brewed vinegar.  Our homemade mushy peas are soaked and seasoned on site daily so they are green and fresh and delicious.  A mildly chinese curry sauce is unique to Drakes and make the chips taste wonderful.

Customer Reviews:

We came across the fish and chip shop on a walk and popped in for a bite to eat. It was amazingly fresh fish cooked to perfection and the curry sauce was incredible.
Reasonably priced.
Friendly staff and the table area was clean and tidy.
We would eat here again for sure!

We enjoyed fantastic cod and chips from Drakes last weekend they are consistently the best, perfectly cooked chips and lovely fresh cod. On a sunny evening it's hard to beat eating on a bench overlooking the bay from Babbacombe Downs, highly recommended!

Lovely fish and chips, possibly the best I’ve had.  The very nice young waitress couldn’t have been more helpful.  We will definitely come back when we’re next on our holidays.

Opening Times

2020 Opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)



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Tel01803 323302

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