What is better than unwrapping the newspaper of a deliciously salty and vinegar drenched bag of fish and chips, wooden fork in hand? To celebrate this outstanding British institution, we’ve put together an ultimate guide to fish and chips in Liverpool.
Whether you like yours with mushy peas, curry sauce, gravy or lashings of salt and vinegar, there’s nothing quite like a good chippy.
In Liverpool we are blessed with some of the best takeaways, pubs and restaurants that all serve this British classic, some keep it traditional and others have added their own unique twist.
Which fish and chips in Liverpool have you tried?
Docklands Fish and Chips in Liverpool
Where: Albert Dock
One of the most famous and traditional of them all, Docklands Fish and Chips is nestled on the historic Albert Dock and is a firm favourite with visitors to the city.
The location makes this chippy extra special, you can tuck into your traditional box of freshly cooked crispy fish and fluffy thick cut chips, whilst you look out over Liverpool’s beautiful docks.
If you love classic fish and chips done the traditional way and served with large helpings of mushy peas and tartar sauce, Docklands is the place for you.
Where: 62 Bold Street
Situated right in the heart of Liverpool City Centre, Johnny English is a great addition to the eclectic food haven that is Bold Street.
There’s always a deal to be snapped up at this popular chippy and the unique décor and trendy interior make it one of the best loved places to grab fish and chips.
Everything is made fresh to order, the portions are very generous and the prices aren’t bad. They also have a catchy tag line – ‘In Cod We Trust’.
Bryne’s Fish and Chips
Where: 69 Stuart Road
First opened way back in 1932, Byrnes has become a Liverpool institution and one of the city’s best-kept culinary secrets.
Hugely popular with Walton locals, regulars flock to the chippy on a daily basis to get their fish fix and the ‘batter to die for’.
The family run business has been going for generations and is run today by David Dickson and his wife, Barbara, together with two of their three sons, Francis and Mark and Mark’s fiancée, Natalie Richardson.
If you’re planning on visiting, maybe avoid Good Friday as the queue usually goes out the door and around the corner. People come from far and wide to sample the Byrne’s delicious fish and chips.
Chiu’s Fish and Chips
Where: Park Road
Hugely popular, Chui’s is an unassuming little chippy on the long Park Road. Renowned for their spring rolls, salt and pepper chicken and, of course, the fish and chips. Well worth a visit if you’re in the area, this is one of the best loved Fish and Chip shops in Liverpool.
Where: 6-8 Ashfield Road
Serving up award-winning fish and chips since way back, Steve’s is a stone’s throw from Otterspool and goes hand in hand with a river view.
You may have to wait a while for your food as there’s usually a queue out the door but the fish and chips are well worth the wait.
It’s the best chippy in the area.
Yanni’s Fish and Chips
Where: 31-33 Lord Street
Voted as one of the best fish and chip shops in Liverpool by ECHO readers, Yanni’s is renowned for its fresh and perfectly cooked fish.
The Cyprus-born owner, Yanni, has worked in chip chops for almost 16 years, so he’s a bit of a chippy connoisseur.
His famous shop serves large portions and even though everything is cooked fresh to order, the waiting time is usually less than ten minutes.
Where: Longmoore Lane
New kid on the block King Cod instantly won the people of Liverpool over with its fish and chips with a twist. This popular chippy doesn’t just serve your traditional fish and chip, it offers salt and pepper fish and chips!
The Longmoor Lane chippie is known to have queues out the door waiting for the new delicacy, so it’s best to get there early.
Where: 19 Ranelagh Street and Whitechapel
The Lobster Pot do fish and chips in Liverpool the traditional way, piping hot, smothered in salt and vinegar, wrapped in paper and made to be eaten outdoors with a wooden fork.
The fish is fresh and locally sourced, the chips are chunky, the mushy peas are glorious and they even have environmentally friendly packaging, this shop is dedicated to pleasing its customers.
It’s open until 2am every day, so many an ale-fuelled night has ended with a hearty helping of fish and chips from the Lobster.
For classic chippy food and a choice of how your fish is battered, the Lobster Pot is the number one destination.
Where: Rose Lane
A chippy that has truly stood the test of time, Chris’s serves classic fish and chips the way you would have had them as a child.
It’s one of the most renowned and loved fish and chip shops in Liverpool, Chris’s is listed as one of the best places to satisfy your chippy tea cravings.
There are numerous glowing reviews from people that used to feast on Chris’s fish and chips in the 80’s and still go back now.
Where: Sefton Road
Recently crowned the UK’s best fish and chip business in the 2018 National Fish and Chips Awards, Good Catch has several branches dotted around Liverpool. From St John’s Shopping Centre, to Liverpool Road, Sefton Road, the city centre, Crosby, Liverpool and Montagu Mews, Freshfield.
A family run chippy which has been passed down over generations, Good Catch offers chippy lovers a combination of traditional fish and chips with a modern take on customer service, eco friendliness, sustainability and quality.
Pubs Serving Fish and Chips in Liverpool
The Blackburne Arms Pub and Eatery
Where: 24 Catharine Street
A relaxed and traditional eatery serving delicious fresh food in the centre of Liverpool, the Blackburne specialises in hearty comfort food.
Located in the beautiful Georgian Quarter in a gorgeous Georgian building, this popular pub serves traditional fish and chips that have proved to be a favourite in the city.
The fish is one of the biggest you’ll see in any restaurant; it hangs off the plate! This relative whale is served with a mixture of chip and sautéed potatoes with the familiar bright green of mushy peas.
Philharmonic Dining Rooms
Where: 36 Hope Street
When it comes to impressive pubs, they don’t come more eye-catching than The Philharmonic Dining Rooms on Hope Street.
The Victorian style pub, opened in 1898, features magnificent wrought iron and copper gates near the entrance and boasts the only grade II-listed men’s toilets in the country.
Upstairs from the lively pub are the dining rooms, which serve traditional pub grub in a restaurant style setting.
The menu is packed with tributes to William Nicholson, a distiller, politician, cricket player, benefactor and founder of the pub.
You won’t be disappointed with Nicholson’s fish and chips, line-caught cod fillet hand battered in Nicholson’s pale ale and served with triple-cooked chips, samphire tartar sauce and minted mushy peas.
The Pump House
Where: Hartley Quay
Built in 1870, the Pump House is a cosy traditional pub with an unmissable Grade II listed tower set on the edge of Hartley Quay.
With stunning views out over the Mersey, the Pump House serves a menu of timeless British classics, including a range of different fish and chip options including their ‘Ultimate Fish and Chips’. This features chunky, hand-battered cod fillet served with chips, mushy or garden peas, pickled onions, bread & butter, curry sauce and tartare sauce.
It’s a great place to stop for a pint or a meal in the sun and watch the visiting ships sail by.
Where: 92 Duke Street
Looking for somewhere to enjoy posh fish and chips in Liverpool? An historic Liverpool gastro pub situated just a short walk from the vibrancy of Liverpool One, The Monro is renowned for serving some of the best food in the city.
Boasting home-cooked style food in a cosy setting, this pub opened in 2003 and has grown in popularity year after year.
The portions are sizeable and the prices are reasonable given the quality of the food and presentation.
The Elephant Pub and Bakehouse
Where: Woolton Street
One of the most popular pubs in Liverpool, The Elephant is a jewel in Woolton’s crown. Offering a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and a delicious choice of freshly cooked dishes, this pub is perfect for enjoying fish and chips in Liverpool.
Some have even said their fish and chips are the best they’ve ever tasted! Try for yourself and see if you agree.
Restaurants Serving Fish and Chips in Liverpool
Hanover Street Social
Where: 16-20 Hanover Street
The Hanover Street Social is a large, modern brasserie in the centre of Liverpool, listed in the Good Food Guide for its outstanding cuisine.
With a modern brasserie meets urban warehouse feel, this truly is the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat, a spot for socialising or of course tucking into a tasty helping of fish and chips in Liverpool.
The brainchild of the owners of the hugely successful Salt House Tapas, Hanover Street Social makes you feel at home as soon as you enter.
The food is lovingly prepared, presented and sourced, plus the fish and chips are as traditional as you can get.
The Italian Fish Club
Where: 128 Bold Street
The sister venture of The Italian Club further down Bold Street, the Italian Club Fish is a stylish restaurant that fuses British and Italian influences with a Scottish twist.
Every dish is freshly prepared, so it may take a little longer for your food to arrive, but it is well worth the wait.
The basis of their cooking, is extra virgin oil, freshly prepared vegetables and fish stocks, that render the dishes light and healthy.
The fish and chips are really tasty and you can also do your bit in saving cod by ordering the equally yummy battered coley.
The Bastion Bar and Restaurant
Where: The Shankly Hotel, Victoria Street
Why not go for something a bit different with the Bastion Bar, set in the luxurious Shankly Hotel, this swanky destination is perfect for those seeking a bit of sophistication.
They offer a beautifully presented modern take on fish and chips, that doesn’t cut down on portion sizes.
Enjoy your meal as you immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Bill Shankly within this striking restaurant. Gain a unique insight into the legendary football manager’s life, viewing his personal typewriter, reading letters to and from his fans and take a look at his OBE, plus many more. The ultimate football experience in Liverpool.
Each dish can be complemented by their wide drinks selection, which includes ice cold beers, tasty cocktails and a variety of spirits, each created by the talented mixologists.
Where: Albert Dock
For the ultimate swashbuckling experience get yourself down to the heart of the historic Albert Dock and seek out the famous Smugglers Cove.
The 19th century listed building, formerly a spice warehouse, is famous for its 151 premium and rare assortments of rum including spiced, white, gold, dark and overproof.
However, they also serve some great food in very imaginative ways. The large fish and chips come in a wooden barrel style bowl with the peas resting on a shell.
It’s a great place for a seafaring-themed evening.
Where: Lark Lane
Set in the former Moon & Pea venue, Pippin’s Corner has become a firm favourite for Lark Lane locals and beyond.
They serve uncomplicated, homemade comfort food in a bric-a-brac style interior that feels like it could be someone’s living room.
The fish and chips are a highlight of the menu, served on a newspaper sheet declaring the ‘catch of the day’, Pippin’s Corner’s ‘posh’ fish and chips are very traditional. The fresh cod is battered to order and served with very chunky chips and a minted pea puree.
It’s always busy so it’s a good idea to book in advance.
Maritime Dining Rooms
Where: Merseyside Maritime Museum
The Maritime Dining Room offers unrivalled views of the Albert Dock and historic Liverpool Waterfront from the top floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum.
Their seasonal menu focuses on locally sourced, modern regional food, combining classic flavours with stylish presentation.
It’s a brilliant restaurant for the whole family and the restaurant embraces the heritage of the venue.
The fish and chips are about as traditional as you can get and the portions are huge, so won’t leave hungry.
Where: 24 Hardman Street
A grade II listed and iconic building, The Florist is a stylish and botanically themed restaurant that stands proudly on Hardman Street just a stone’s throw from the Philharmonic Hall and Everyman theatre.
The menu combines British classics with sharing boards, roasts, towering burgers and traditional fish and chips. Drinks include speciality cask ales, an extensive wine list and stunning cocktails that have been expertly mixed and presented beautifully.
With a gorgeous interior that features flower walls, neon lit quotes and winding trees and plants, The Florist has a distinctly ornate feel and is the perfect setting to tuck into your fish and chips.
Where: 11 Wolstenholme Square
One of Liverpool’s best loved restaurants, Clockworks is a hidden gem on Wolstenholme Square that specialises in hearty food, ales and signature cocktails.
Housed in an historic building, the interior stays true to its past. With the combination of exposed red brick, steel and iron they have managed to create a comfortable and unique look back into a twisted industrial era.
The fish and chips are served on a wooden board with mushy peas, tartar sauce and a wedge of lemon. The way it should be.
George’s Great British Kitchen
Where: Paradise Street
For a more ‘sophisticated’ take on the classic fish and chips, why not try George’s Great British Kitchen?
At George’s customers can opt for the traditional fish and chips or if they’re feeling more adventurous go for the wild ocean cod in onion bhaji batter.
The fish is drizzled with coronation mayo and garnished with chopped spring onion and coriander and served with Kashmiri pilau rice and homemade curry sauce.
Carpathia Champagne Bar and Restaurant
Where: 30 James Street
Offering one of the most luxurious dining experiences in Liverpool, enjoy fish and chips in Liverpool with an opulent twist at Carpathia Champagne Bar and Restaurant.
Set on the rooftop of 30 James Street Hotel within a landmark Grade II* listed building, this fabulous restaurant boasts views of the Albert Dock and Liverpool’s beautiful skyline from its outdoor terrace.
The building, brought back from the brink of ruin by hotelier Lawrence Kenwright, was the old headquarters for the notorious White Star Shipping Line – the owners of RMS Titanic. Fittingly renovated into a tribute to the ill-fated cruiser, this luxury hotel boasts a spectacular restaurant named after one of the rescue ships that saved Titanic survivors.
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