National Fish and Chip Day on 1 June celebrates everyone’s favourite dish. And what better way to mark it than with a chippy tea? From pubs and restaurants to takeaways, here’s where you’ll find some of the best in town.
This is the place for a modern Mancunian menu, so it’s no surprise to see they do a blinding fish and chips. Their crisp Manchester Three Rivers gin battered haddock is served with golden chunky beef dripping chips and mushy peas – aka Manchester caviar.
2 Booth St, Manchester M2 4AT
Hip Hop Chip Shop
The super-cool Hip Hop Chip Shop will soon be opening their first permanent restaurant in Ancoats, though you can currently find them at MediaCityUK. Treat yourself to a Feastie Boys box with beer battered fish biters, chunky skin-on chips, minty mushy peas and tartare sauce.
Cargo, MediaCityUK, Salford M50 2EQ
This stylish Spinningfields restaurant serves up a beautiful beer-battered haddock and chips, along with a tasty tartare sauce. Enjoy a British classic in elegant surroundings – especially good when paired with one of their ‘enchanted garden’ cocktails.
G1 XYZ Building, 2 Hardman Boulevard, Manchester M3 3AQ
Mr Thomas’s Chop House
Manchester’s Victorian Chop Houses know a thing or two about the classics. Try Tom’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
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
Leo’s Fish Bar
A characterful eatery on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter which serves up some of the most-loved fish and chips in the city as well as other favourites from English breakfasts to fried chicken and much more. You really can fill your boots here, with take-out and eat-in options available. Open till 5am on Saturday nights.
12 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JQ
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
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
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
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 Corner Plaice
Its 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