With so many seaside towns in Yorkshire, 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 14 of the best places to get fish and chips on the Yorkshire Coast.
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. Here are 14 of the Best Fish and Chip Shops on the Yorkshire Coast
Busy Bee’s, Bridlington
Busy Bee’s is a great place to find traditional coastal delicacies as the most popular fish and chip shop in Bridlington. Everything here is cooked to order so customers can expect fresh food 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 potato 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.
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 famous 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.
Ingham’s Fish Restaurant, Filey
The historic seaside town of Filey may be small, but it boasts plenty of fish and chip shops. Among them is Inghams Fish Restaurant, a welcoming restaurant 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 sit with friends and family in a restaurant, The Brown Room is the perfect place for both. This restaurant and takeaway store offers affordable prices for top-quality cod, chips, and mushy peas. 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 on serving ethically sourced fish and supporting the sustainable fishing industry. They also boast great deals to suit all tastes and budgets.
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 an excellent 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, Runswick Bay
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 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 Britain’s top ten coastal fish and chip shops. 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 healthy homemade steak casserole and a pan-seared sirloin steak with mushrooms, tomatoes, red onions, and chunky chips. Vegetarian dishes are available upon request, and there is a brilliant range of desserts for those with 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, and 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 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, 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.
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.
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. They also offer a delicious gluten-free batter for those with intolerances.
Silver Street Fisheries, Whitby
Silver Street Fisheries is famous throughout Whitby, a laid-back chippy with lots of fantastic customer reviews. Located along Silver Street, this chip shop offers traditional cod and chips topped with homemade mushy peas. Its food is simple but filling and is particularly popular with the locals.
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