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14 Places Everyone Must Eat Fish And Chips In Brighton And Hove

Everything in its right plaice.

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1. Bardsley's of Baker Street

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For the best fish and chips in Brighton steer away from the chip-nicking seagulls on the seafront and head inland for this hidden gem. A family-owned place since 1926 it’s classic without being old-fashioned and has an alcohol licence to boot. Get involved.

2. The Regency Restaurant

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Fancy some artisan-beer battered octopus served with chilli-spiked skinny fries? Then sling your hook elsewhere – this is just unpretentious old-school brilliance with locally caught fish enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

3. Bankers

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Providing end-of-the-night ballast as a pre-emptive strike on your hang-over is the key to this enduring chippy's appeal. A short stagger away from Western Road pubs – it has gluten-free batter days too – if you're that way inclined.

4. Wolfies of Hove

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A relative newcomer to the battle for Brighton & Hove chip supremacy, Wolfies hits the sweet spot between hipster chips and traditional fishy fare. If you’re all chipped out the pies are pretty ‘mazin too.

5. Palm Court Restaurant

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Sometimes it’s all about the location. Gourmets might get a bit sniffy about the selection – yet standing on the pier noshing on cod ‘n chips while dodging thieving seagulls is as Brighton as a stick of rock or ridiculous house prices.

6. Olly's Fish Shack

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Apparently these local foodie heroes were dubious about putting anything as traditional as fish and chips on the menu. It’s good news that they did: this is proper local, with day-boat-sourced plaice that’s never seen the inside of a freezer.

7. Fish + Liquor

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It’s nothing to do with the other ‘foodstuff and alcohol’-monikered place in Brighton, but Fish + Liquor also aims to energise an old format. Go for "The Traditional" for fish with a twist and wash it down with a couple of Goose Islands for good measure.

8. The Salt Room

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Anyone fancy a bit of posh? As far away from tabloid-wrapped fish and chips as you can get, grab a table by the window (in summer at least) and bag a couple of goldfish bowl-sized gin and tonics to accompany a fishy feast.

9. The Little Fish Market

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Probably the ultimate upmarket Brighton take on fish and chips is here at this bijou place run by a chef that used to work with Heston Blumenthal at the Fat Duck. OK, it’s pricey – but where else are you going to get delectable duck fat chips and elegantly-served fish?

10. terre a terre

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This being Brighton, even veggies get an "in" with the fish and chip action. Better Batter is terre a terre’s witty version of the chip shop experience. The halloumi stands in for fish nicely while the tartare sauce gives a nicely piquant nom.

11. Curry Leaf Cafe

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Proof that fish and chips is as much a signature British dish as Chicken Tikka Masala, Curry Leaf Café cut through the grease with Masala-battered fish and chips that fairly zing with spice and heat. Probably the best pub food in the world: fact.

13. Fishy Fishy

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Alright, so he’s not quite Rick Stein, but Dermot O’Leary *probably* knows one end of a fish from another. Anyhow, whether he’s doing the cooking or not (spoiler: he’s not – though he owns the gaff) Fishy Fishy is a dependable destination for sit down fish and chips.

14. Kemptown Chippy

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Another great neighbourhood place where you won't have to deal with sweet potato fries or heritage peas. Has served a class carbs 'n protein combo to Kemptown folk for time immemorial.

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