No need to go to restaurants (although some of these finds offer sit-down options), it’s just as well to take the fish and chips home to eat.
We’ve rounded up some of the best chippies in the region and compiled this list based on TripAdvisor’s food rating recommendations and what other customers think:
- Bell’s Seafood Restaurant, Durham
Some reviews say: “Excellent haddock & chips… crispy and tasty, good fish and tasty chips with a simple salad” and “absolutely delicious, the cod practically melted in your mouth”.
Offers gluten free items, take out options, seating, highchairs available, wheelchair accessible, and serves alcohol.
It receives 4.5 out of 1,213 reviews.
- The Almighty Cod, Hartlepool
Known for its delicious fish and chips, The Almighty Cod in Hartlepool has a 4.5/5 rating on TripAdvisor from 1,000 customers.
One customer gave it high praise and said: “Another visit and the same excellent quality food. Reasonably sized portions, perfectly prepared. The staff was friendly. There is nothing to complain about and it is a place we return to again and again. The queue outside speaks for itself.”
- Middleton In Teesdale Fish and Chip Shop
The latest review says it’s “worth the trip” and adds: “The tastiest fish, chips and mushy peas we’ve had in a long time. There was also breaded Wensleydale, spicy chicken pieces and breaded stuffed jalpenos which were to die for.”.
Another noted: “Very accommodating to our vegan needs, specially made to order. Very tasty food, we all enjoyed it! Nice, friendly staff! Would recommend!”
It receives 4.5 out of 329 reviews
- Fish and Chips 149, Galgate Barnard Castle
It receives 4.5 out of 490 reviews
- The Golden Fish Inn, Delves Lane
Mixed reviews here. One who was impressed said: “I stopped here for a quick bite to eat and I was blown away! Sumptuous food, highly recommended. I will definitely come again! 5*“
It receives 4.5 out of 85 reviews
Another fish and chip shop and another 4.5.5 star review – Fish Face is an amazing and traditional fish and chip offering.
One impressed customer said: “There’s only one place to go if you want the best fish and chips. The fish was nice and thick and cooked perfectly, the chips were also a good size and cooked perfectly too. Fantastic batter on the fish.” . I can’t recommend this restaurant enough and finally the staff were brilliant and very friendly. 5 stars + from me.”