We list the best fish and chip shops in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge
Fish and chips is a classic British dish, so much so that we have a National Fish and Chip Day on 2 June, and what better way to celebrate than to look at the best fish and chip shops around the East…
Fish and chips in Cambridge
The Sea Tree on Mill Road in Cambridge offers traditional fish and chips as well as alternatives including grilled mackerel and calamari. It also features a fish counter of locally sourced fish if you would like to cook your own.
For something a bit more traditional, Viking Fish and Chips on Milton Road, Cambridge, is a little gem that offers freshly battered delicious fish and chips.
Outside the city, The Histon Village Fryer is a traditional chippy set in a leafy green village. With parks to sit in, it’s a great place to get a Friday night takeaway and sit outside eating alfresco.
Places for fish & chips in Essex
In Westcliff on the Sea, is Oldham’s. This family-run business has been open since 1967and has some of the best fish and chips in Essex having been recognised by the National Federation of Fish Friers for the quality of their fish and chips.
The West Mersea Oyster Bar set in the beautiful location of West Mersea offers a large variety of fish dishes including seafood platters and of course fish and chip. Food can be eaten in or taken away. It also boasts some of the best oysters in the world if you are willing to give them a try! In the summer, try to get a spot on an outside bench overlooking the estuary.
The best fish and chip shops in Suffolk
The Sole Bay Fish Company based in beautiful Southwold has lovely fish and chips but also offers shellfish and oysters and being a stone’s throw from the pier, you can eat your fish and chips next to the sea – what could be better?
The Fish Dish in Felixstowe, has both traditional and alternative fish dishes. You can sit in the restaurant but it is also close to the sea if you prefer to eat your fish and chips outside. It has been voted in the top 10 fish and chip shops by the readers of Fry Magazine.
The Cumbrian Fish Bar, Woodbridge, offers freshly battered fish and chips in the beautiful market tow. You can eat in or walk down to idyllic river Deben and look out over beautiful views.
Aldeburgh Fish and Chip Shop, Aldeburgh, is so good that there are regularly queues outside. But what could be better than eating your fish and chips on the beach, just watch out for the seagulls!
Best place for fish and chips in Norfolk
The Rembrandt Restaurant, Eaton, offers delicious fish and chips and seasonal treats. Run by Lucy and Skip for the past 14 years this place is a bit of an institution. They will also cater for gluten free if you give them to call before you go.
No.1 Cromer has some delicious alternatives to the traditional including lager, soy and ginger whitebait or cockle popcorn with chilli vinegar and spiced salt or you can even get a famous dressed Cromer crab. If that isn’t your thing, they still serve delicious traditional fish and chips.
The Sheringham Trawler in Sheringham has kitsch nautical décor with a wide selection of fish on offer. It also includes gluten-free options and dishes for non-fish lovers. It is well known for the family-friendly approach and excellent customer service.
Ken’s Traditional Fish & Chips is the longest running chippie in Wroxham, this is the place to go if you want to enjoy some traditional fried fare by the beautiful Broads. There are no frills with Ken’s; it goes back to the British basics to offer great tasting food and very generous portions!
With all the fish and chips shops to try over the summer, plus some of the finest seafood around, there is something for everyone whenever you are in East Anglia this fish and chips day.