Nothing beats a mouth watering cone of chips whilst you stroll along a Cornish beach. From tasty takeaways to family restaurants, we pick 8 of the best places to enjoy fish and chips in Cornwall.
- Beck’s Fish and Chips, Carbis Bay
This Cornish family business has been serving mouth watering fish and chips for over 40 years. Hot food is cooked to order and it is well worth the wait as the fish is sustainably sourced and the chips are freshly prepared.
Whether you want to sit in and enjoy a big plate of cod fillet and chips, or eat it straight from the paper on Carbis Bay beach, Beck’s offers a service for both preferences. There is ample parking if you want to stop by on your way home, or a dining area to savour the meal indoors.
For those with a gluten allergy, Beck’s serves gluten free batter every day and the fish is cooked separately to accommodate to specific dietary requirements.
2. The Coddy Shack, Looe
With a quirky nautical interior complete with starfish on the walls and buoys and lanterns hanging from the ceiling, The Coddy Shack certainly has a seaside vibe. On the menu you’ll find crispy cod and proper ‘chippy’ chips which can be taken away to be enjoyed elsewhere, or devoured in the restaurant whilst watching live entertainment.
For those with a generous appetite, The Coddy Shack challenges the public with their ‘Man vs Moby’ competition – 2lbs of cod fillet, 2lbs of chips and 1lb of mushy peas. If you’re gutsy enough to complete the challenge, your meal is free and your name will be displayed on the prestigious Coddy Shack leader board.
3. Harbour Lights, Falmouth
Only a few steps from the beautiful waters of Falmouth harbour is this award winning fish and chip shop. Harbour Lights has recently been awarded the ‘Best in the West’ award and they are very proud of their fish, especially as the cod is Marine Steward Council (MSC) certified. Visitors can tuck into generous portions of tasty fish and chips whilst admiring the boats sail in to the harbour from the dining area. Fancy venturing from traditional fish and chips? On the menu you’ll find breaded butterfly king prawns, crispy calamari with sweet chilli sauce and Cornish cheese burgers.
If children finish their meals, they are awarded with a bucket and spade.
4. Sanders Fish and Chips, Hayle
Perhaps home to some of the most upmarket fish and chips in Cornwall, Sanders is a newly established restaurant situated only a few steps from Copperhouse Pool and Hayle train station. Hop off the train and warmly welcome yourself to the region the true Cornish way; with a box of hot and fresh fish and chips with lots of salt and vinegar.
Alternatively, after a day well spent on Gwithian sands, you can be wined and dined with fish, chips and a fine bottle of white wine whilst sat in the restaurant.
5. Peckish Fish and Chips, Camelford
Peckish Fish and Chips put Camelford on the map in 2011 when it won best fish and chips restaurant in the South West at the Fish and Chip Awards. The family business doesn’t scrimp on quality with golden chips made from Maris Piper potatoes and sustainably caught cod and haddock from the Northeast Atlantic and Barents Sea.
Unwind after a day exploring the nearby villages of Boscastle and Tintagel, with a steaming tray of the catch of the day and a handful of mouth watering chips.
6. Harbour Fish and Chips, St Ives
Tourists and locals alike gather at Harbour Fish and Chips to dodge the seagulls and enjoy plates of crispy battered fish and the picturesque views of St Ives harbour. Inside, the trendy interior has brick walls, plenty of bench seating and big open windows so you can watch the tide roll in as you tuck into a tasty fish supper.
7. The Blue Fish Bar, Mawgan Porth
Situated on the River Menalhyl overlooking Mawgan Porth beach is the Blue Fish Bar. And after a day spent paddling in the river and building sandcastles on the beach, it’s the perfect spot to fill up on fish and chips straight from the paper with the sand between your toes and a gentle sea breeze in the air.
There is lots of outdoor furniture so you can enjoy the view whilst you eat and you can even bring your own bottle of wine, beer or cider to accompany your meal. The perfect chippy tea.
8. The Fishermen’s Chippy, Mevagissey
On a wet and windy day, there is nothing more comforting than a bag of hot chips and crispy haddock to warm you up. At The Fisherman’s Chippy in the busy harbourside town of Mevagissey there is lots of seating upstairs for you to escape the balmy weather and enjoy the Great British tradition of fish and chips in the welcoming restaurant.
Take a pick from a range of battered fish on the menu and savour your supper as a Friday night treat.