All across Britain, families gather together on a weekly basis to enjoy a plate of fish and chips. This tasty national dish has been at the heart of British culture since World War II when it was one of the only meals that didn’t have to be rationed. Although fish and chips can be found on almost every UK high street, this popular delicacy is best sampled along the coast.
With so many seaside towns in Yorkshire it should come as no surprise that this region is brimming with excellent fish and chips shops. From award winning a la carte restaurants to modest back street takeaways, we have rounded up some of the best places to experience those crunchy battered fish and golden potatoes chips.
Busy Bee’s, Bridlington
As the most popular fish and chip shop in Bridlington, Busy Bee’s is a great place to find traditional coastal delicacies. Everything here is cooked to order so customers can expect fresh food straight from the Atlantic Ocean. With three branches, this family run store offers both take away and eat-in options.
For a Busy Bee classic choose between Cod, Haddock, or, Scampi served with a portion of potatoes chips and a slice of lemon. Expect all the usual seaside accompaniments including mushy peas, curry sauce, and pickled egg. For something lighter to eat, opt for a traditional chip sandwich and a toasted teacake for dessert.
Address: 1 West Street, Bridlington, YO15 3DX
Fish & Chips 149, Bridlington
Bridlington’s Fish & Chips 149 is an award winning restaurant serving top quality dishes. This easy going, family friendly restaurant has racked up an impressive accolade of awards including ‘Independent Fish and Chip Shop of the Year’ on more than one occasion.
Alongside its popular cod, haddock, plaice, and fish goujon strips, are a whole host of other fast food items including sausages, burgers, and patties. There is also a brilliant gluten free menu for those who are intolerant. If you are travelling with children there is a fantastic family offer which includes two portions of haddock and chips, two kid’s meals, and four sides, all for just £18.00.
Inghams Fish Restaurant, Filey
The historic seaside town of Filey may be small but it boasts plenty of fish and chip shops. Amongst them is Inghams Fish Restaurant, a welcoming restaurant located along Belle View Street. Easily identified by its giant fisherman statue, visitors can expect to sample freshly caught fish and a delicious crunchy batter.
The Brown Room, Filey
Whether you want to eat on the go, or, simply sit down with friends and family in a restaurant setting, The Brown Room is the perfect place for both. This restaurant and take away store offers top quality cod, chips, and mushy peas at affordable prices. The dining area is a lovely space to relax and unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. Its curry sauce is a standout accompaniment with a unique homemade recipe containing raisins.
Fish Box, Robin Hoods Bay
If you are looking for good food and even better views, then the Fish Box in Robin Hood’s Bay is the place to be. Located on a clifftop, this idyllic fish and chip restaurant overlooks the surrounding bay. The staff here pride themselves in serving ethically sourced fish and supporting the sustainable fishing industry.
They also boast a great selection of deals to suit all tastes and budgets. A meal box with a large fish of your choice together with chips, one side, and a drink costs around £8.80. Vegetarians can opt for a jacket potato with a variety of toppings for only £4.50.
Mariondale Fisheries, Robin Hood’s Bay
Mariondale Fisheries is a small but friendly eatery in the picturesque fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay. It is a great place for those looking for a quick bite to eat. Expect fresh fish, chunky chips, and a range of tasty sides.
Hinderwell Fish & Chip Shop
If you happen to be in or around Runswick Bay, the Hinderwell Fish & Chip Shop is a great place to grab a tasty bite to eat. This village chippy serves up delicious crinkle cut chips and fresh fish cooked in a homemade batter. Expect low prices, good food, and a distinct friendly atmosphere.
Excelsior Fisheries, Staithes
Easy to find, Excelsior Fisheries based in Staithes offers generous portions and affordable local delicacies. Choose to eat in the casual indoor dining area or take your food away and explore the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Moors. Popular items on the menu include cod, haddock, and mushy peas.
Mister Chips, Whitby
One of Yorkshire’s most popular restaurants, Mister Chips is a charming place to enjoy delicious gourmet cuisine. Along with other restaurants on this list, Mister Chips has received several awards and was named by the Telegraph as one of the top ten coastal fish and chip shops in Britain.
Mister Chips has a takeaway shop and a restaurant with a contemporary a la carte menu that uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Expect top quality fish and seafood dishes along with popular meat dishes including a wholesome homemade steak casserole and a pan seared sirloin steak with mushrooms, tomatoes, red onions, and a side of chunky chips. Vegetarian dishes are available upon request and there are a brilliant range of desserts for those with a sweet tooth.
The Seaview Restaurant, Saltburn
With a seafront location, the Seaview Restaurant in the picturesque town of Saltburn is a lovely place to try classic British cuisine. It is positioned just a few metres from the beach, offering spectacular views of the Yorkshire coastline. The food here is cooked fresh to order and all seafood is bought directly from local fishing boats.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this restaurant has a fabulous menu of seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes. Opt for the Pan Fried Scallops to start, followed by Whitby Lemon Sole, or, Grilled Halloumi with salad. The interior is chic and modern and is a perfect accompaniment to the surrounding scenery.
Church Fish Shop, Saltburn
Located on Macnay Street next to a large church, Church Fish Shop is a humble eatery with a distinct local charm. Popular with residents and tourists alike, here you will find plenty of seaside delicacies including some good old cheesy chips. They also boast chunky chips and a delicious crunchy batter to compliment your choice of cod, plaice, and haddock.
Silks Fish & Chips, Scarborough
Nestled along a quiet street within the vibrant seaside town of Scarborough, Silks Fish and Chips is everything you would expect of a coastal chippy. They provide freshly made chips from locally sourced potatoes, served in a box so that you can eat them along the beach.
They also use Icelandic Cod, line caught Haddock, and Plaice, accompanied with a range of sides. Those with wheat intolerances can enjoy gluten free alternatives. Silks also has a small indoor and outdoor seating area which is ideal for families.
Address: 2 The Croft, Scarborough, YO12 5JD
Ramshill Fisheries, Scarborough
Feeding the people of Scarborough for 30 years, the Ramshill Fisheries is a reputable fast food restaurant. It has become so popular that it now has seven branches across Yorkshire. In keeping with British traditions, the food is either wrapped in paper or served in a box according to your preference.
Medium cod is £5.10 while haddock is £4.50. There are also jumbo sausages, chicken fillets, burgers, and some interesting spam fritters. Students also receive a 10% discount while anyone aged 65 and over will receive a small haddock and chips for £4.50.
The Magpie Cafe, Whitby
Located along Whitby’s stunning harbour, Magpie Café is one of the town’s most famous restaurants with fresh seafood delivered directly from the boat to the table within 24 hours. This cosy restaurant offers an a la carte menu with Wild Sea Bass, a Chilled Seafood Taster, and the rare John Dory fish.
Alternatively, you can order from the takeaway menu with traditionally fried cod, haddock, skate, or scampi. A cod and chips costs just £6.95 while other items including sausages and fishcakes can be purchased for under £3.00. They also offer a very good gluten free batter for those with intolerances.
Address: 14 Pier Road, Whitby, Y021 3PU
Silver Street Fisheries, Whitby
Popular throughout Whitby, Silver Street Fisheries is a laid back chippy with lots of fantastic customer reviews. Located along Silver Street, this chip shop offers traditional cod and chips topped with a side of homemade mushy peas. Its food is simple but filling and is particularly popular with the locals.