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Friday, 26 February 2016

Recommended places for the best Fish and Chips in the North East

Who doesn't love Fish n Chips? I'm fussy about where I get them from though and there's nothing worse than a disappointing fish supper! This year we've booked into Beamish Black Horse in Durham for Good Friday as recommended by the lovely people in North East Food Lovers - I'll report back on how they are.  However we are spoilt for choice when it comes to Fish and Chips in the North East and I could have booked a number of places.

Recommended places to visit for the best fish and chips in the North East

I asked over on my Facebook page for recommendations and here are some of the favourites:-

Pantrinis, Whitley Bay

"I recommend Pantrinis in Whitley Bay. They are award winners, have been there for as long as I can remember and their gourmet fishcake is to die for! I met with the owners recently and they are lovely people. It sounds like they have a great team there and are great employers, treating their staff really well and creating a positive working environment." - Kelly

"Got to be Pantrini's for me! We drive all the way from Gateshead for their award winning fish n chips, they are always super fresh, lovely and hot and delicious and the staff are always very friendly and helpful." - Margy

Colmans, South Shields

"Colman's ocean road south shields!!! Great staff locally sourced fish ( they have a board saying which boat and where it came into ).....I'm biased its my home town but when I visit home it is the first place I wish to go to." - Joyce

"We drive 300 miles for Colmans our first stop when we come up from London Every time we leave home at 7 to get there for Lunch time, the fish is so fresh no skin or bones chips are cooked to perfection and a nice cuppa - I cant wait for Easter" - Joanne

Harbour View, Seaton Sluice 

"Amazing fish and chips and they do great kids meals. They go out of their way to please our young boys. I couldn't recommend higher. They have sit in and take away." - Rachel

"The Harbour View. Wouldn't bother with anywhere else!" - Stacey

South Gosforth Fisheries, Westmoor 

"Agreed about South Gosforth Fisheries in Westmoor. Family ran firm for 3 generations now and they know their stuff. Food is excellent too." - Dan

"South Gosforth Fisheries in Westmoor, unbelievable quality and lovely staff" - Gemma

The Harbour Fish Bar, Amble

"I work there but it's honestly my favourite"  -  Laura

Coastline, Blyth Beach

"There's an ice cream parlour at Blyth right next to it if you have room for it after Fish and Chips" - Amanda

"Coastline in Blyth and especially because they serve gluten-free fish & chips on a Friday." - Amanda

"Coastline at Blyth beach, tasty fish very generous portions, the kids call it whale& chips!" - Gillian

"Coastline Blyth. Always fresh and cooked to perfection, plus the beautiful beach on the doorstep!!" - Wendy

Middleton in Teesdale Chip Shop

"They do gorgeous Fish & Chips and the most amazing homemade pies! Their Mushy Peas are also pretty damm good ! You've then got BEAUTIFUL scenery to explore working them off" - Emma

Almighty Cod, Seaton Carew

"Almighty Cod at Seaton Carew is very good. A half lot £2.95" - Louise 

"The Almighty Cod at Seaton Carew. Never had a bad lot!" - Joanne

See the full list of recommendations here.

Where would you add to the list? 

Recommended places to visit for the best fish and chips in the North East



  1. Definitely need to try some of these, nothing beats amazing fish and chips and it's been a while since I've had some. This is going to be a little controversial as I know it's such a favourite but the one time we visited Colemans we were SO disappointed ...the food was nice but the service was awful, they didn't seem to have staff allocated to tables which meant we kept getting visited by different people who in turn would keep forgetting things, we had to ask 3 or 4 times for things! The food was lovely, but the bad service has always put us off going back and left us wondering why everyone raves about it!

    1. We've only been to Colmans for take out but we did enjoy it x

    2. Coleman's always disappoints me. The food is ok but nothing special, the tables are too small and crammed. The staff are not pleasant. Wish I could say different.

  2. Pantrinis every time, unless you can go to the Magpie in Whitby. I think sometimes it's about the chips too, you can have great fish but if you have bad chips it just lets the whole tradition down and that's what fish and chips are, they're not a meal, they're an experience, a tradition.

    1. Everytime we visit Whitby I please with hubby to go somewhere else for fish n chips but it always has the be Magpie Cafe! Mmmm yes I love Pantrini's too.

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  4. I adore Coastline at Blyth but my new fave is the Longsands Fish Kitchen. The curry sauce is unbelievably good :-)

  5. Will have to try some of these, always looking for a good fish and chip shop

    1. Let me know if you visit any on the list :-)

  6. Ahh! The The Harbour Fish Bar in Amble is amazing! We always go there when we visit :D

    1. Us too - although last time we were hounded by some greedy seagulls!

  7. OMG, I already tried Colmans but am going to try them all! Great post!

  8. I urge everyone reading this to visit The Waterfront on North Shields Fish Quay. It is beyond doubt the fish and chip shop by which you will judge all others. Absolutely the best fish and chips I've ever tasted. Great service, hot food, wonderful setting.

  9. Surprised Gormans isn't on the list, they have a few places and people always rave about them, the chips are good, I don't like fish so can't comment on that! I went to Colemans a couple of years back and the chips were good there as well :)

  10. South Gosforth Fisheries, Westmoor is my fav, they do king cod but always to scared to order it as it is massive


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