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14 Of The Best Fish & Chip Shops

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Summer is upon us and we’re going to make the most of it. This month we’re treating ourselves to some traditional fish and chips

Quayside, Whitby
Situated on the Quay, there’s no better place to enjoy a fresh batch of traditional fish and chips. This award-winning family-run restaurant has been operating for over 50 years and is the heart and ‘sole’ of Whitby. Once home to the town’s library, rumour has it that local author Bram Stoker carried out research for his gothic novel Dracula here. Spooky.

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
Tradition is at the heart of this dining experience. Jump on board a steam train and you’ll be whisked through the Keighley and Worth Valley, taking in the magnificent scenery that is Bronte Country, all while enjoying a plate of fish and chips.

Two Steps, Sheffield
Two Steps first opened its doors in 1895 as a ‘Fried Fish Dealer’ and has since built up an outstanding reputation among the Sheffield community. With a varied menu available, the fish and chip shop still includes classics such as rissoles and buttered breadcakes. A hidden treasure.

The Devonshire Hotel, Grassington
What better way to enjoy fish and chips than accompanied by a freshly poured pint of real ale in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales? If the sun is shining then pull up a chair outside and dig in to beer battered cod, chunky chips, mushy peas and tartar sauce, all while enjoying the fresh country air. If it’s a little chilly outside then don’t worry, fitted heaters are there to warm you up or alternatively dine in the relaxed restaurant that with it’s cosy fire.

Big Catch, Ilkley 
Situated in the heart of Ilkley, Big Catch is extremely popular with both residents and visitors passing through the town. Whether you’re wanting a quick takeaway or a sit down family meal, there’s no doubt you will love what this place has to offer.

Kingfisher, Hull
It’s no wonder Kingfisher won the Best Local Chippy Award in 2012. With fresh fish brought to their door straight from the docks each morning, they are the go-to place for fish and chips. Based in Hessle Road, the take–away shop is just minutes from the River Humber and Pickering Park, a perfect place to grab your fish and chips and take a stroll. 

The Wensleydale Heifer, Yorkshire Dales
Nestled within the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, the Wensleydale Heifer offers an extensive selection of seafood. As an established luxury hotel, you can choose from a delicious menu that includes fish pie, lobster salad and fish of the day. Don’t forget their very own take on the traditional fish and chips, with crispy black sheep beer batter and hand cut goose fat chips, this is a dish to try. 

Whitby’s Fish and Chip Restaurant, Rotherham 
Despite the name, you’ll be surprised to know that Whitby’s Fish and Chip Restaurant is miles from the coastal town itself. Situated in Rotherham, the owners have tried to bring the essence of a coastal village to life through the fresh seafood they cook. From scampi to haddock to cod you’ll be spoilt for choice. Make sure you try one of their delicious desserts before you leave.

Blakeley’s, Brighouse 
Just a stepping stone away from the canal in Brighouse, Blakeley’s has been operating for over 25 years. A perfect place to bring the family, Blakeley’s has a remarkable menu that is guaranteed to have something for everyone. They have also gained reputation for their fish and chip lunch time special which is available Monday to Friday, served with a slice of bread and butter of course.

Harpers Fish and Chips, York
A business based on quality and attention to detail, Harpers now has eight outlets across Yorkshire. Sourcing local produce, Harpers is a perfect place to pop in and grab a mouth-watering portion of fish and chips. Expect bubbling beer-battered cod and crispy chips. 

Silks Fish and Chips, Scarborough 
If you’re paying a visit to Scarborough, which I expect you will be at some point over the summer, then fish and chips should definitely be on your to do-list. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the seafront, Silks is a hidden gem in the Scarborough area. Offering some of the finest fish and chips this coastal town has to offer, Silks is a local favourite.

149, Bridlington 
This award-winning business is without question one of the best fish and chip shops in the Bridlington area. Camilla Parker-Bowles couldn’t resist a chip or two when stopping by recently but of course, the menu is much more impressive than simply chips, with a choice of fresh fish including haddock, plaice and cod. Set in the heart of this Yorkshire coastal town, 149 can be found on Marton Road. 

Whetherby Whaler
Serving the public for over forty years, people travel for miles to sample the Wetherby Whaler’s fish and chips. Just look for the queue on the High Street. Join it and trust us when we say it will be worth the wait.

Magpies Café, Whitby 
Rain or sunshine, the Magpies Café is bound to have a queue outside the door. Situated on the harbour, the café offers an impressive menu that includes salmon, sea bass and plaice, with daily specials including oysters, squid and lobster. The distinctively black and white building dates back to 1750. Once a Merchant’s House and a shipping office, the building was converted into a Café in 1939.

Published in: July 2014

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