Fish & Chips sign in the U.K.
The 12 Best Fish And Chips Spots In The U.K.
By D.G. Sciortino
1. The Mermaid Fish Bar
The Mermaid Fish Bar is in the seaside town of Barmouth in Gwynedd County, Wales. The award-winning eatery has served a no-frills menu of fried seafood favorites since 1964.
This family-owned operation serves the freshest and highest quality ingredients with fish caught by neighborhood fishermen. It boasts a 4.5 rating on Trip Advisor.
2. Morton's Ballycastle
Recently crowned as the U.K.'s best seaside fish and chip shop by The Sunday Times, Morton's has gained a reputation for its ultra-fresh seafood and outstanding service.
In Ballycastle, Co Antrim (Northern Ireland), you'll find haddock, sole, prawns, lobster, and crab plucked from the waters behind Morton's and sold at its adjacent fish shop.
3. The Magpie Cafe
The Magpie Cafe is a renowned restaurant in Whitby, Yorkshire, housed in a historic structure that dates back to 1750. It was turned into the restaurant we know today in 1939.
It has an upscale menu and a fish and chips menu, offering fresh seafood fried in traditional beef dripping and served with homemade tartar sauce, lemon, and fries or a salad.
4. The Bay Fish & Chips
The Bay Fish & Chips in Stonehaven, Scotland, is committed to using local, sustainably, and responsibly sourced seafood to minimize its environmental impact.
The chip shop has won several awards since it opened in 2006 and has a 4.5-star rating on Trip Advisor and Yelp.
5. Anstruther Fish Bar
The award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar and Restaurant in Fife, Scotland, uses certified, sustainably sourced, local fish from Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme.
A customer gave a 5-star rating on Trip Advisor, saying, "The batter is so light and crispy leaving a juicy but tender fish within. The chips are also crispy and not soaking in oil."