Map guide: the best fish and chip shops in the UK

by The 50 Best Fish and Chip Shops in the UK 15 Jan 2019

Fish and chips is a British institution in every sense of the word – no other dish encapsulates British cuisine better. But with so many fish and chip shops and restaurants operating all over the UK, it can take time to seek out the establishments that really strive for the very best. That's why we've put this map together, featuring fifty of the best fish and chip takeaways, shops and restaurants in Britain.

Top quality ingredients, a sustainable approach to sourcing, experienced fish friers, knowledgeable staff – these are all elements that come together to create the perfect fish and chip experience. The National Fish and Chip Shop Awards champion the best each year, so we've included some of the most recent accolades these businesses have accrued over the past few years. These awards cover the best shops and restaurants overall and in certain regions; the top businesses operating multiple shops; the best fish friers in the land (NFFF Fish and Chip Quality 'Champion' Award); those serving the very best chips (From Field to Fryer Award); sustainability and best newcomers.

The fish and chip shops and restaurants listed here aren't ranked in any way – they are simply the top fifty operating in the UK today. Take a look at whether there's one near you and enjoy one of the finest fish suppers in the world!

1. Black's Finest Fish and Chips

Finalist: NFFF Fish and Chip Quality 'Champion' Award 2017

Contact information
159 High Road, Halton, Lancaster, LA2 6PY

Telephone

01524 812225

2. Burton Road Chippy

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2018 (Eastern England)

Contact information
169 Burton Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3LW

Telephone

01522 575201

3. Captain's Fish and Chips

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2018 (Central and Southern England)

Contact information
60 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8ET

Telephone

01992 443043

4. Catch Seafood

Finalist: Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award 2018

Also has locations in Holmfirth (West Yorkshire) and Higham Dykes (Northumberland)

Contact information
Green Lane, Greetland, Halifax, HX4 8AD

Telephone

01422 310003

5. Clems Fish Restaurant

Finalist: Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator 2017

Also has locations in Chester le Street, Shildon, Spennymoor (County Durham) and Sunderland

Contact information
3–4 Tenters Street, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7AD

Telephone

01388 665955

6. Cromars Classic Fish and Chips

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2018 (Scotland)

Contact information
1–3 Union Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9PQ

Telephone

01334 475 555

7. Eric's Fish and Chips

Finalist: Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year 2018

Contact information
Drove Orchards, Thornham, Norfolk, PE36 6LS

Telephone

01485 525886

8. Fish and Chips @ Weston Grove

Finalist: Best Newcomer 2018

Contact information
Unit 1 Weston Grove, Upton, Chester, CH2 1QL

Telephone

01244 669009

9. Fish City

Winner: The Good Catch Sustainable Seafood Award 2018

Winner: Healthy Eating Fish and Chips Award 2018

Contact information
33 Ann Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 4EB

Telephone

028 90 231 000

10. FISHnCHICKn

Winner: Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator 2016

Also has locations in Benfleet, Billericay, Cambourne, Cambridge, Corringham, Harlow, Harold Hill, Hemel Hempstead, Hutton, Laindon, Milton Keynes, Royston, Sawston, Shotgate, South Ockendon, South Woodham Ferrers, St Johns (Colchester), The Knares, The Willows (Colchester), Thorley (Bishop’s Stortford) and Wickford

Contact information
2 Brighton Hill Parade, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 4EH

Telephone

01256 329426

11. Fochabers Fish Bar

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2017 (Scotland)

Contact information
19 High Street, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7DX

Telephone

01343 820320

12. Fylde Fish Bar

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2018 (North West England)

Contact information
117 Fylde Road, Marshside, Southport, PR9 9XP

Telephone

01704 507506

13. Godfrey's Fish and Chips

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2017 (Central and Southern England)

Contact information
41 High Street, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2SD

Telephone

01582 462965

14. Harbour Lights

Winner: Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year 2017

Contact information
Arwenack Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3LH

Telephone

01326 316934

15. Harbourside Fish & Chips

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2018 (South and West England)

Contact information
35 Southside Street , The Barbican , Plymouth , PL1 2LE

Telephone

01752 603183

16. Harlees

Finalist: Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award 2018

Also has locations in Corfe Mullen, Swanage, Poole, Verwood (all in Dorset) and Salisbury (Wiltshire)

Contact information
3 Bence Court, Archers Way, Amesbury, SP4 7FR

Telephone

01980 258435

17. Henley's of Wivenhoe

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2018 (London and South East England)

Contact information
9 Vine Parade, Wivenhoe, Colchester, CO7 9HA

Telephone

01206 820 222

18. Hennighan's Top Shop

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2017 (Wales)

Contact information
123 Maengwyn Street, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8EF

Telephone

01654 702761

19. Hikary's Fish Bar

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2016 (Scotland)

Contact information
74 Briton Ferry Road, Neath, Port Talbot, SA11 1AP

Telephone

01639 630009

20. Hodgson's Chippy

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2017 (North West England)

Contact information
96 Prospect Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3BH

Telephone

01524 67763

21. John Dory's

Finalist: Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator 2017

Also has locations in Carryduff, Dundonald and four in Belfast

Contact information
75 Hillsborough Road, Lisburn, BT28 1JN

Telephone

028 9266 6225

22. Kingfisher Fish and Chips

Winner: Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2017

Contact information
Chaddlewood Shopping Centre, 6B Glen Road, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 2XS

Telephone

01752 335 5567

23. Krispies

Winner: From Field to Fryer Award 2017

Contact information
57 Exeter Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1PX

Telephone

01395 278823

24. Longsands Fish Kitchen

Winner: Best Newcomer Award 2017

Contact information
27 Front Street, Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, NE30 4DZ

Telephone

0191 272 8552

25. Malt and Anchor

Winner: Best Newcomer Award 2018

Contact information
4 Castle Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1QA

Telephone

01285 646 343

26. Millers Fish and Chips

Winner: Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2018

Contact information
55 The Village, Haxby, York, YO32 2JE

Telephone

01904 769169

27. Mister C's

Winner: From Field To Frier Award 2018

Contact information
61–63 Micklegate, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 4EA

Telephone

01757 701913

28. No. 1 Cromer

Winner: Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year 2016

Contact information
1 New Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HP

Telephone

01263 515983

29. North Beach Fish and Chips

Finalist: Best Newcomer Award 2017

Contact information
North Marine Promenade, North Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 2LX

Telephone

07763 001544

30. Oldswindford Fish and Chips

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2017 (Midlands)

Contact information
140 Hagley Road, Dudley, Stourbridge, DY8 2JD

Telephone

01384 372662

31. Papa's Barn

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2016 (London and South East England)

Contact information
497 London Road, Ditton, Aylesford, ME20 6DB

Telephone

01732 848488

32. Papa's Fish and Chips

Finalist: Good Catch The Sustainable Seafood Award 2017

Finalist: From Field to Frier Award 2017

Contact information
Great Gutter Lane, Willerby, Hull, HU10 6DP

Telephone

01482 651255

33. Penaluna's Famous Fish and Chips

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2018 (Wales)

Contact information
36 High Street, Hirwaun, Aberdare, CF44 9SW

Telephone

01685 811522

34. Poppie's Fish and Chips

Finalist: Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year 2018

Contact information
55 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 6HW

Telephone

0207 7344845

35. Quayside Restaurant and Fish Bar

Finalist: Best Newcomer 2018

Contact information
West Quay, Gourdon, Aberdeenshire, DD10 0NN

Telephone

01561 360111

36. Rockfish

Winner: Best Multiple Fish and Chip Shop Operator Award 2017

Other locations in Dartmouth, Plymouth, Torquay and Exmouth.

Contact information
Brixham Fish Market, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8AJ

Telephone

01803 850872

37. Seafresh Restaurant

Finalist: Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year 2017

Contact information
80–81 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1DL

Telephone

020 7828 0747

38. Shillingfords

Finalist: NFFF Fish and Chip Quality 'Champion' 2017

Contact information
18 Briton Ferry Road, Neath, West Glamorgan, SA11 1AA

Telephone

01639 642930

39. Simpsons Fish and Chips

Winner: Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Show of the Year 2016

Contact information
73–75 Priors Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 5AL

Telephone

01242 521964

40. Something Else Fishy

Finalist: Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year 2018

Contact information
1 High Street, Milborne Port, Dorset, DT9 5DG

Telephone

01963 250225

41. Stargazy Fish Bar

Finalist: Best Newcomer 2017

Contact information
Priory Inn, London Road, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8JJ

Telephone

01666 500690

42. The Cod's Scallops

Finalist: Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award 2018

Contact information
311–313 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 2DA

Telephone

0115 708 0251

43. The Dolphin Takeaway

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2018 (Northern Ireland)

Contact information
19 Georges Street, Dungannon, County Tyrone, BT70 1BT

Telephone

028 8775 2400

44. The Fish Bar at Sunnybank Road

Winner: From Field to Fryer 2016

Contact information
Unit 2, 645 West Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 8SL

Telephone

01270 580055

45. The Fisherman's Wife

Finalist: Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year 2017

Contact information
Khyber Pass, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PZ

Telephone

01947 603500

46. The Golden Carp Chippy

Winner: Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2018 (Midlands)

Contact information
Unit 8 Matchborough Centre, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0BQ

Telephone

01527 523163

47. The Good Catch

Winner: Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award 2018

Also has locations in Flixton (Great Manchester), Freshfield (Merseyside), Hale (Cheshire) and Liverpool

Contact information
9 Liverpool Road, Crosby, Merseyside, L23 2SA

Telephone

0151 924 5726

48. The Pelican

Winner: Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award 2018

Contact information
1 Oakland Park, Barnstable, Devon, EX31 2BZ

Telephone

01271 345605

49. Towngate Fisheries

Winner: NFFF Fish and Chip Quality 'Champion' Award 2018

Contact information
56 High Street, Idle, Bradford, BD10 8NN

Telephone

01274 612032

50. Trenchers Restaurant

Finalist: Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award 2018

Contact information
New Quay Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1DH

Telephone

01947 603212