You may well be able to afford it but nobody really wants fine dining every night of the week. Sometimes only comfort food will do and what could be more comforting than good old fish and chips. Here are three chippies that are worth a special journey.
Magpie Cafe, Whitby
Tragedy struck the Magpie Café earlier this month when it was hit by two devastating fires in the space of 24 hours. We hope it’s back on its feet very quickly as this ‘doyen of seaside cafes’ is nothing short of a Whitby institution and has featured in the Good Food Guide for more than three decades now. There are queues here at all hours and in all weathers which tells you all you need to know really. .
Kingfisher Fish & Chips, Plymouth
Head to Plymouth if you’re looking for the best fish and chips in the country. Kingfisher Fish & Chips was named Independent Takeaway Fish & Chip Shop Of The Year at the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards. Why? Apart from delish fish and chips they can lay claim to the world’s most sustainable seafood menu and are one of only two chippies in the UK to have a three-star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
The Cottage, Blackpool
Housed in what was once a farmhouse, The Cottage has been serving fish and chips to locals and visitors alike since 1920. If you’re a visiting celebrity, it’s long been practically de rigueur to stop by here for a ‘chippy tea’ and the photos that adorn the walls are a roll-call of Blackpool’s history as an entertainment mecca. Rick Stein singled out The Cottage as a must-visit in his Seafood Lover’s Guide. The restaurant area was refurbished in spring 2017.