This is the plaice: where to celebrate National Fish and Chip Day in Manchester


June 7th is National Fish and Chip Day 2019. It’s not compulsory to eat fish and chips today but it would be wrong not to.

Here’s a list of our favourite places in Manchester to grab some, just in case you get the urge.

Hip Hop Chip Shop

Photo: Adam Pester

Now with a permanent store in Ancoats, trendy Hip Hop Chip Shop have a huge menu to choose from, with vegan options too. Treat yourself to a Feastie Boys box with beer battered fish biters, chunky skin-on chips, minty mushy peas and tartare sauce. Yum.

12 Blossom Street, Manchester M54 6BF

Mrs Sarah’s Chop House

Pic Adam Pester

Manchester’s Victorian Chop Houses know a thing or two about the classics. Try Sarah’s Pale Ale-battered sustainable Scottish haddock with hand cut chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce.

52 Cross St, Manchester M2 7AR

Randall & Aubin

Randall & Aubin specialise in a sumptuous menu of British seafood. Try the battered Peterhead haddock, a huge fillet served with fat chips and minted mushy peas. The mid-afternoon offer, including a glass of fizz, is especially good value.

64 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BN

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

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. 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

Manchipster Plaice

Traditional English fish and chips super-close to Shudehill and The Printworks often open till late. Pop in for a great value chippy tea of cod or haddock combined with proper fat-cut chippy chips.

4 Dantzic St, Manchester M4 2AG

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


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. Take away or eat in at the 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 take your fish and chips out to eat in the nearby Roman Gardens and Castlefield.

27 Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4NW

Portland Plaice

A thriving 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 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.

31 Hulme High Street, Manchester, M15 5JT

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


Fosters have been providing the people of Didsbury with fresh fish for years, 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

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


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