12 of the Best Fish and Chip Shops in the North East and Yorkshire
Looking for the best 'plaices' to get your fish and chips?
With more than 25 years of experience and a number of awards to their name, Fisherman’s Bay is the place to go this National Fish and Chip Day. As well as sustainably-sourced cod served with twice-cooked chips, you’ll find a lemon sole, squid and Whitby scampi on both the restaurant and takeaway menus.
6 East Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 1AP
0191 447 4774
Colmans Fish & Chips
A North East staple which has been operating for more than 100 years, this family-owned fish and chip shop has built a reputation for serving the highest quality fish and chips. With a number of awards to their name, Colmans serve only wild fish from sustainable fishing grounds, so expect to find cod, haddock, lemon sole, fishcakes and scampi, plus daily specials. We recommend their best-selling large prime cod served with chips and a slice of lemon.
176–186 Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JQ
0191 456 1202
The Magpie Café
Known throughout Yorkshire (and the UK) The Magpie Café is one of the best places to get your fish supper. The food is worth the wait, so don’t let the queue put you off. If you’re dining in the restaurant, we recommend starting with the fresh mussels followed by the Magpie fish pie. Want to sit and overlook Whitby Harbour? Head to the takeaway where you can order fresh cod, haddock, scampi and Whitby dressed crab.
14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU
The Bearded Sailor
You don’t need to travel to the coast to get tasty fish and chips. At The Bearded Sailor in Pudsey they source the best quality potatoes from around the country and haddock from sustainable fisheries. From haddock fillet sandwiches with homemade tartare sauce to large fish and chips with mushy peas, there’s plenty to choose from here.
1 Robin Lane, Pudsey, Leeds LS28 7BN
0113 345 1214
Family-run and award-winning Bizzie Lizzie’s is a fish and chip stalwart in Yorkshire, serving fish in crispy batter and golden chips fried in beef dripping for extra flavour. With three generations now working hard to ensure they remain Skipton’s favourite fish and chip restaurant, this award-winning shop takes local produce seriously.
Main High Street Car Park, Skipton BD23 1ED
36 Swadford Street, Skipton BD23 1QY
Established in 1980, Trenchers has established itself as a fish and chip favourite across the North of England. With locations in Whitby and at Spanish City in Whitley Bay, Trenchers serve everything from crab, lobster and fresh fish to Whitby scampi, seafood salads and, of course, fish and chips.
New Quay Road, Whitby YO21 1DH
Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG
0191 691 7090
Lewis’s Fish Restaurant
This family-run restaurant and takeaway in the heart of Seahouses are famous for their traditional fish and chips. Using quality ingredients, choose to sit inside the friendly restaurant or order to take away and enjoy your fish and chips down by the harbour. If you fancy something a little different, try the fresh locally-caught crab and lobster.
22 Main Street, Seahouses NE68 7RQ
Drake’s Fish & Chips
A family-owned restaurant and takeaway in the shadow of York Minster, Drake’s serve traditional fish and chips. If you’re dining in the restaurant, we recommend the seafood platter for two – think haddock goujons, prawn cocktail, breaded Whitby scampi, calamari, chips and dips. If you’d prefer to eat as you wander the nearby Shambles there is a takeaway option too.
97 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HY
Longsands Fish Kitchen
This popular Tynemouth restaurant is home to an award-winning fish and chip takeaway and a seafood restaurant. Choose from their lengthy takeaway menu and head to the nearby beach for supper with a view (the tiger prawns with chilli jam is a particular favourite of ours), or take a table next door and try locally-sourced seafood and shellfish, as well as plenty of daily specials.
27 Front Street, Tynemouth NE30 4DZ
0191 272 8552
Papa’s Fish & Chips
Frying award-winning fish and chips since 1966, Papa’s is a family-business which uses the highest quality ingredients from local suppliers, sustainably-sourced fish and a secret batter recipe (which has been in use for almost 50 years). Papa’s have branches across Yorkshire, but their Sheffield location is a special one – it’s one of the world’s largest fish and chip shops and it’s a great place to enjoy their unique yet traditional take on fish and chips.
Bells Fish & Chips
Bells started as a small family-run fish shop in Durham and has since grown to have five outlets across the North East. Choose to dine at one of the restaurants or enjoy a delicious fish supper in the comfort of your own home. We recommend the plaice goujons or the homemade fishcakes with curry sauce and plenty of chips.
Famous for their quality fish and chips, Mother Hubbard’s have been serving their loyal customers since 1972 and now have outposts across West Yorkshire. Originally established in Bradford, this popular chippy served its first fish and chips for just 45p a portion. These days the menu is extensive and includes classic cod and chips, fish cakes and scallop butties.