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fish and chips The Bearded Sailor
Eat and Drink
September 2022
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Discover all the best 'plaices' to go in Yorkshire for fish and chips

There are few things better than a portion of fresh fish and chips. We’ve picked out our top fish and chip shops in Yorkshire so next time those cravings come over you, you’ll know all of the best ‘plaices’ to go
scampi in a basket Magpie Café

One of York’s longest standing family-owned fish and chip shops, Drake’s is a must-visit when you’re in the city. With traditional Yorkshire values of hearty food and great value for money, their fish and chips are not only made using local suppliers, they also support British farmers by cooking in British-reared beef dripping. The restaurant itself is nestled in the shadow of the Minster making it a great location to sit-in, or if you’d prefer to eat as you wander the nearby Shambles there is a takeaway option too.
97 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HY
01904 624788

Magpie Café
Rain or sunshine, the award-winning Magpie Café is bound to have a queue outside the door. On Whitby’s harbour, the café offers an impressive menu that includes salmon, sea bass and plaice, as well as daily specials including oysters, squid and crayfish. Once a Merchant’s House and a shipping office, the distinctive black and white building dates back to 1750 and was converted into a café in 1939.
14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU
01947 602058

Inghams Fish Restaurant
For those looking for good old-fashioned fish and chips, Inghams in Filey is the place for you. With cod and chips, plaice goujons, poached haddock and chip butties, this chippy is as traditional as they get. Inghams offers inside seating, but we recommend the takeaway option as it’s just around the corner from the beach, meaning you can sit back with your toes in the sand and tuck in with a view to remember.
38a Belle Vue Street, Filey YO14 9HY
01723 513320

The Bearded Sailor
For those after a chippy tea without going to the coast, head to The Bearded Sailor. Sourcing the best quality potatoes available from different farms around the country, and serving them next to responsibly-sourced haddock, it’s no wonder this Leeds-based fish and chip shop is popular with locals. From large haddock and chips with homemade tartare sauce to fish cake butties and sailor-style loaded chips, there’s plenty to choose from here.
1 Robin Lane, Pudsey LS28 7BN
0113 345 1214

The Fisherman’s Wife
With over 50 years of experience combining the best from the sea and the finest produce from the fields of Yorkshire, the Fisherman’s Wife use only the highest quality ingredients. Their fresh fish is carefully selected from the fish market in Whitby, crab and lobsters are caught daily from local waters and their meat is supplied by Radford’s award-winning butchers in Sleights, meaning you know exactly what you’re eating when you come here.
Khyber Pass, Whitby YO21 3PZ
01947 603500

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traditional fish and chips Papas

Wetherby Whaler
This family-owned fish and chip shop chain has five branches across Yorkshire meaning even more chance to try their delicious wares, however if you can only visit one we recommend the Wetherby store as it’s the original. Priding themselves on the value and quality of the food they produce, the two key foundations to this fish and chippy are their top-quality Icelandic haddock and Maris Piper potatoes. There is a selection of haddock sizes to choose from, and for those with a big appetite, the Whaler “GIANT” Haddock is a must-try.
18 Market Place, Wetherby LS22 6NE
01937 582968

Frying award-winning fish and chips has been a way of life at Papas since 1966 and now, four generations later, they still use the same secret batter recipe from almost 50 years ago. Papas have branches across Yorkshire, however their Sheffield-based restaurant is a particularly special one to visit. 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.
200 Waterthorpe Greenway, Sheffield S20 8LY
01723 658954

Mother Hubbard’s
Famous for their quality fish and chips, Mother Hubbard’s have been serving their loyal customers since 1972 and have since expanded with outposts across West Yorkshire. Originally established in Bradford, this popular chippy served its first portion of fish and chips for just 45p a portion, but these days the menu is extensive, with the likes of classic cod and chips, fish cakes, scallop butties, scampi and filled pies and gravy on offer.
Across Yorkshire

Catch is a modern day fish and seafood restaurant, sustainably sourcing the best and freshest fish from UK ports. While West Vale is the original, today there are five Catch Seafood restaurants and takeaways in Yorkshire, built on the same passion for fresh fish, and delivering a modern, casual seafood dining experience. On their menu you will find everything from the classics such as cod and scampi, to unique options including smoked haddock chowder and monkfish curry.
Across Yorkshire

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Established in 1980, Trenchers has cemented itself as a must-visit, offering everything you would expect from a traditional fish and chip shop, as well as welcome additions such as seafood salads, lobster, homemade pies and lasagne. Situated on Whitby’s iconic harbour, award-winning Trenchers provides the perfect setting for all the family with booth seating throughout, or for those seeking something quick they also operate a takeaway service alongside the main venue.
New Quay Road, Whitby YO21 1DH
01947 603212

Not to be confused with the seaside town, Whitby’s fish and chip shop in Doncaster is ranked up there with the best in South Yorkshire. They offer both sit-in or takeaway and with their food always cooked to order, you’re guaranteed freshly-cooked fish whenever you go. With the option of gluten-free batter, as well as a selection of meat and veggie dishes for non-fish lovers, they cater for the whole family.
The Old Fire Station, Leicester Avenue, Doncaster DN2 6DR
01302 308130

fish and chips Bizzie Lizzies

At Hadley’s they use only the finest ingredients, including MSC-certified fish and British potatoes, and you can taste in the quality in every bite. Offering a selection of cod, haddock, plaice and lemon sole, as well as wholetail scampi, fishcakes and smoked kippers, there is something for everyone. We recommend ordering sides of home-cooked mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce too as they’re so delicious.
11 Bridge Street, Whitby YO22 4BG
01947 604153

With a goal to provide the town with the best fish and chips possible, Knights in Pontefract is everything you could ask for. Knights serve all of the usual suspects as well as new additions such as burgers in batter, potato scallops and fish butties. With gluten-free, vegetarian and pescetarian dishes, as well as the option of steamed fish instead of fried if requested, there is something for everyone here.
3 Horse Fair, Pontefract WF8 1PE
01977 794665

Bizzie Lizzies
Family-run and award-winning Bizzies Lizzie’s is a fish and chip stalwart in Yorkshire. With three generations now working hard to ensure they remain Skipton’s favourite fish and chip restaurant, the award-winning spot takes local produce seriously. With freshly-baked bread from Haighs Bakery, and Maris Piper potatoes from Robert Wellock in Barnoldswick, together with the freshest fish available, the food is always fabulous.
36 Swadford Street, Skipton BD23 1QY
01756 701131
High Street Car Park, Skipton BD23 1ED
01756 794531

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