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This is the plaice: best fish and chips in Greater Manchester

Stick a fork in me! We've found the biggest and best fish and chips in Greater Manchester

A proper traditional fish and chips is the cornerstone of northern life.

Whether it’s Fish Friday, you’re picking up a chippy tea after work or just fancy a little comfort food at lunchtime, nothing quite beats the taste of classic fish and chips from a chippy.

The essentials are simple; crisp, golden batter encasing soft flaky fish and of course, some signature deep-fried spuds and mushy peas. Curry sauce is optional.

National Fish and Chip Day on 2nd June celebrates everyone’s favourite dish. And what better way to mark it than with a chippy tea?

At the very least order a chip barm! Here’s our pick of the best fish and chips in Manchester…

The best fish and chips in Manchester city centre

Wright’s Fish & Chip Shop

A traditional chippy right in the city centre. Ideal for a takeaway lunch or take-out chippy tea, with some seating available inside. This is the place for proper chippy chips, cooked fresh and with love.

86 Cross St, Manchester M2 4LA

Tony’s Chippy

A classic chippy dedicated to using the finest quality potatoes and fish from sustainable stocks. Keep your eye out for the much-loved beer-battered onion rings and potato scallops too – and they also are known for their butties and snacks. A one-stop shop.

3 Piercy St, Manchester M4 7HY

Tib Street Chippy

A Northern Quarter chippy with bags of character and generous bags of chips too.

A no-nonsense, good grub location, with the old-school interiors part of the charm. Available to take away or eat-in at their cafe-style tables.

Cooked to order and available as a proper ‘chippy tea’ along with a proper brew and sliced white bread. Locally sourced potatoes, great curry and gravy options.

43 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LX

Fish Hut

There’s a take-away counter downstairs and seats upstairs, but on a good day it’s worth taking your fish and chips out to eat in the nearby Roman Gardens and Castlefield.

27 Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4NW

Portland Plaice

A thriving Portland Street chippy close to Chinatown serving great value fish and chips. Ideal combined with their classic take-out sides of peas, curry or gravy (or even combined, if you are so inclined). A popular pit-stop on nights out.

88 Portland St, Manchester M1 4GX

The Village Fish & Chip Shop

This shop specialises in fresh-cooked fish and chips in the Gay Village but is popular with people from across the city.   Their fish suppers are available large as well as regular, plus there’s the option of scampi and cod bites.  Tuck in.

37 Bloom St, Manchester M1 3LY

Fin at Mackie Mayor

For something a little bit different, and a little less deep-fried, Fin cooks everything fresh on the grill, experimenting with different flavours for a more exotic fish and chip dinner. Swap haddock with seabass, or cod with octopus, and try something new this year.

1 Eagle St, Manchester M4 5BU

Anchors Didsbury

Anchors Didsbury have been providing the people of Didsbury with fresh fish for years, taking over from Fosters and continue to serve delicious meals to eat in or take away. Great value for money – and you can even get your mushy peas delivered on Deliveroo. Why wait?

812 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M20 6UH

Best fish and chips in Greater Manchester

The Corner Plaice

It’s well worth the trip to Hulme High Street to sample the delights of The Corner Plaice.

There’s plenty of choice, their fish is delivered by suppliers who conform to sustainability guidelines, and they fry in 100% uncontaminated vegetable oil. It’s also one of the healthiest takeaways in Manchester.

31 Hulme High Street, Manchester, M15 5JT

Olympus Fish and Chip Shop

Olympus is a family-run fish and chip restaurant in Bolton famous for its giant cod, piano and coach tours across the British isles.

Bolton’s Olympus is a huge fish and chip restaurant and takeaway in Bolton town centre featuring distinctive art deco-style arched windows which flood the titanic open plan dining room with natural light, plus a beautiful orangery and a little ‘secret garden’ to the rear.A professional pianist sets the tone and helps create a charming atmosphere.

35-41 Great Moor St, Bolton BL1 1SW

Atlantic Fish Bar

Open until midnight every weekday, Atlantic Fish Bar is the perfect place for those late-night cravings.

So if you work late, or haven’t sorted any plans for dinner, grab yourself a traditional meal and some freshly cooked chips, no matter what time you get there.

557 Wilbraham Road, Manchester, M21 0AE

Hip Hop Chip Shop

The super-cool Hip Hop Chip Shop in Ancoats has just been named the second best chippy in the country.

Treat yourself to a Feastie Boys box with beer-battered fish biters, chunky skin-on chips, minty mushy peas and tartare sauce.

44 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6BF

Chips @ No. 8

Chips @ No. 8 is the place to catch a flavoursome chippy tea, with fresh fish delivered daily and everything cooked from scratch. Last year, This amazing Prestwich chippy was ranked highest in Manchester in the Fry Magazine Awards this year – voted in the top 50 out of a monumental 10,500.

The shop serves fish and chips with a twist and is the only chip shop in Manchester to cook its fish in beef dripping. Tasty.

8 Clifton Rd, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3AH

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