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National Fish & Chip Day

Friday 4th June 2021

From fish & chip shops, pub chains, restaurants, retailers and hotels, to the fishermen and farmers who provide the sustainable and natural ingredients used to create it, the nation will be enjoying this iconic family favourite. The biggest day in the fish and chip calendar is back!  National Fish and Chip Day 2021 will return for the sixth year on Friday 4th June!


In Derby, traditional dish of fish and chips take on a slightly different twist. Local chain Zanfish serve the traditional fare, but also their own halloumi range, inspired by the Mediterranean origins of the family firm. Interestingly, Zanfish also occupies a space on the Derby edition of world-famous board game Monopoly, along with other city landmarks. ‘Zan’ comes from the family name, ‘Zannetou’, and the rich history of a business that started back in the 1960s.

Where Boris had his chips… and a Duchess dined

Pop into award-winning ‘Fish and Chips at 149’ in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, and you’ll be following in the footsteps of Boris Johnson, who tucked into a plate of fish and chips during a visit to the resort back in May 2019 – and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who, on a visit in 2013, described the chips as ‘fantastic’ and the haddock, ‘delicious!’. The Bridlington takeaway wins praise and plaudits for its quality fare, and has a glittering trophy cabinet too, having won some of the top industry awards, including Best National Takeaway in the National Fish & Chip Awards 2011.

Paul’s ‘app-ey’ plaice 

The pretty Hampshire market town of Bishop’s Waltham is where you’ll find Paul and his Plaice. This family run shop started off in nearby Bishopstoke in the 1960s and today Paul’s Plaice is a popular choice for the quality of the food – and the large portion sizes. It may have been in the fish and chip game for more than 40 years, but it’s right up to date with technology, thanks to its own app allowing customers to pre-order food for click and collect.

Straight from the Fisherman’s Kitchen…

The Fisherman’s Kitchen was born from a love of Fish & Chips. Without meddling with this great British classic this Southsea, Hampshire, chippy set out to cook the best battered fish and chips around with crisp batter and perfectly cooked freshly cut chips. But they also know that fish and chips don’t just have to be battered or be in the form of cod and haddock. The Kitchen offers grilled fish and seafood, as well as vegetarian options, and its fryers are completely gluten free. Homemade salads, dips, a selection of side options and weekly specials all paired with great beers and wines.

Curry along to Staffordshire…

Winner of the 2020 ‘Best UK Mobile Fish & Chip Operator’ – and not forgetting award-winning Mint & Chilli Garden Mushy Peas – the blue food truck of ‘The English Indian’ is known for its classic fast food dishes with an Indian twist. If you come across it, expect to enjoy the best fish and chips with curry sauce, battered halloumi, spicy fries, curried beans and coleslaw. All served with fresh herbs and lime.

Pattie and chips, anyone?

Head to Hull and you might be tempted to try a local delicacy – deep-fried mashed potato with sage and onion stuffing in batter. Since the 1800s the Hull Pattie, soft in the centre and crunchy around the edges, has been a city favourite. Each chippy has its own recipe, try Bob Carvers, serving up fish and chips (and patties, of course) for more than 130 years in the city.

Papa’s has no ‘pier’

With great views and access to the resort’s Central Promenade, Cleethorpes Pier is one of Lincolnshire’s iconic venues, so where better to enjoy fish and chips? Everyone knows that they taste better by the sea, and you can’t get much closer than on a pier. Papa’s has been family owned since 1966, and its Cleethorpes restaurant, listed among the UK’s top 10 takeaways, features fresh fish from Grimsby Fish Market and chips from Lincolnshire potatoes.

’Steel’ yourself for a great chippy’

Opening in 1946 and remaining under the current ownership since 1978, historic resort restaurant Steel’s Corner House has a nationwide reputation for excellent fish and chips. A firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. Located in Cleethorpes Market Place.

Fish And Chips… in a bucket

Still in Lincolnshire, discover Hussey’s Fish & Chips for a family run seaside restaurant located just a stone’s through away from famous The Clock Tower in Skegness’s centre. Take away, or dine in at one of the beach huts, with full waiter service. All children’s dishes are served in a bucket and spade, which you can keep.

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    Steel's Corner House

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    Hussey's chips in a bucket... with a spade on the side