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15 Places You Must Eat Fish And Chips Before You Die

Sing for your supper.

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1. Magpie Café, Whitby

This legendary chippy is 100% worth the trip to the North-East coast. Walk the cliffs to work up an appetite first, and be prepared to queue for your supper.

2. Aldeburgh Fish and Chips, Suffolk

Be aware that there's often a large queue. You could always try your luck at the Golden Galleon, which is run by the same team.


3. Anstruther Fish Bar, Fife

Situated in a picturesque seaside village, fish for your tea doesn't get better than this.

4. The Regency, Brighton

Yes, there is more to eat in Brighton than just fish and chips. But it's a good place to start.

6. Stein's Fish and Chips, Cornwall

Don't bother with queueing for the restaurant – get a hake and chips to take away, sit on the pier, wonder if life can get any better than this.

7. Bizzie Lizzie's, North Yorkshire

Bizzie's are a member of the National Federation of Fish Fryers, so they take their batter seriously, and their fish even more so – tracking their fish through sustainable fisheries. And, of course, it all tastes bloody great.

Bonus! They offer gluten free batter.


8. Fish Central, London

It's tricky to find good fish and chips in London, it's true. But Fish Central raises the stakes, with a commitment to fresh, well-cooked fish and chips. You can't ask for more, really.

9. Old Salty's, Glasgow

This Glasgow fave is too good to resist. If you're keen to eat like a local, sub your fish for a macaroni pie.

10. Fylde Fish Bar, Southport

Mushy peas that don't muck about, from three generations of fish and chip experts.

12. The Bay, Aberdeenshire

The Bay is only six years old, but it's making waves. They won UK’s Best Independent Takeaway at the 2013 National Fish and Chip awards. And the view from the restaurant doesn't hurt either.

14. Hiltons Fish Bar in Essex

The best batter in Basildon! For a local twist, get a saveloy.

Bonus! They also do a gluten-free batter.

15. Poppies, London

Poppies aims to recreate an authentic East End fish and chip experience – complete with jellied eels. They know what they're talking about, owner Pop Newland has served fish and chips in the East End of London all his life.

The Bay is in Aberdeenshire. A previous version of this article said it was in Aberdeen.