The Best Fish and Chips Restaurants in Brighton
With such auspicious origins, Brighton and Hove has a lot to live up to when it comes to fish and chips. Luckily for us the city has got every base covered. Below is our listing of the best places to get your fix across the city so look no further than our guide to fish and chips Brighton.
Hove Place, Hove
The Hove Place is a popular casual Bistro Pub in the heart of Hove, close to the seafront located just off Church Road in the Palmeira Square area. With a strong emphasis on service, this venue now offers a front terrace as well as a rear garden and it is arguably one of the larger outdoor seating areas in the whole of Hove, perfect for relaxed al fresco dining enjoying fresh and generous portions of fish & chips.
The Black Lion, The Lanes
One of Brighton’s best known pubs, the Black Lion Brighton, is situated in the heart of The Lanes just near the seafront on Black Lion Street. Not only does the Black Lion have a good reputation for a music filled night out, their varied food menu is also an attraction and their fish and chips is a great shout. Try a pint of one of the fine ales they serve and watch the world go by here, perfect!
The Schooner, Southwick
Recreate that ‘staycation’ sensation with a short trip to Southwick and the beautiful Lady Bee marina. The Schooner is a traditional family pub with cosy vibes and great views, just a healthy seafront walk or a speedy bus journey away from Brighton. Bay windows providing views over the sleepy, traditional marina are the coveted hot spot and the perfect location to enjoy some home cooked beer battered cod, hand cut chips and mashed, minted peas. Wash it down with the Schooner’s very own Sussex brewed ale, Sea Legs and maybe catch a spot of live local music whilst you’re there.
The Walrus, Ship St
The Walrus is a classic pub with beautiful Victorian style décor and open fire. They served modern beers and drinks and have an extensive menu with plenty to choose from. Ranging from modern British dishes and pub classics such as fish and chips though to pizzas and sandwiches if you fancy something a little different. Be sure to go up stairs to check out their roof terrace, it even has its own bar to keep you hydrated while you soak up the rays.
The Western, Brighton City Centre
The Western in Brighton’s City Centre is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner after a little retail therapy. They serve everyones favourite seaside classic – fish and chips which is made using the best fresh and local ingredients they can get their hands on. Sit outside on their patio watching the world go by, eating delicious food and drinking on of their many local ales on draft. How perfect does that sound?
OhSo Brighton, Kings Rd, Brighton Seafront
One of the best views along the seafront and located just a stones throw away from Brighton pier. A place to sit and enjoy the perfect views of the sunset to the west and a glorious spot to soak up the suns rays in the summer months. Often lively and popular, you can enjoy their adults or kids portion classic fish and chips whilst pretty much being sat on the beach but with all the comfort of a pub.
The Independent Pub, Hanover
The Independent is new to Hanover, and brings a breath of new life into the pub food scene around Queens Park. All dishes are simply put together, beautifully presented and using the best ingredients from local suppliers where possible. They offer fish and chips with a twist – using smoked haddock with a Harvey’s ale batter and served with minted crushed peas.
West Beach Bar & Kitchen, Brighton’s BAi360
The menu at West Beach Bar & Kitchen has been created using Brighton’s vibrant spirit as inspiration. Situated at the base of Brighton’s BAi360, you can’t miss it. Try their interpretation of the seaside classic fish & chips, with the Crumbed Catch of the Day and Chips.
The Shepherd and Dog, Fulking
In as much as fish and chips is a seaside favourite it is also a pub classic, and The Shepherd and Dog is a classic country pub. Situated in the beautiful village of Fulking at the foot of Devils Dyke, this pub could get much more idyllic. With an excellent kitchen and superb variety of drinks you can be safe in the knowledge that their fish is fresh with the sea being just a stones throw away. Cod, chips, peas and tartare all of which can be made gluten or dairy free.
The Regency Fish Restaurant, The Kings Rd
Few restaurants can boast positive reviews from Jay Rayner, Rick Stein and a cult following in China. The Regency has all three, and their fun no frills bistro style dishes are deserving of the accolades. Here you can have pretty much any fish you desire either battered, grilled or fried with chips or salad. It is cheap and cheerful food which is exactly what fish and chips is all about. With fantastic views of the West Pier and BAi360 the views are decent too.
GB1, The Grand Hotel, Kings Rd
The name says it all really, and you cannot get much grander than the GB1 restaurant in the Grand Hotel. We are interested in their beer battered Sussex haddock, triple fried chunky chips, mushy pea puree and tartare sauce which you can enjoy surrounded by the grandeur of Brighton’s most recognisable hotel with a glass of fizz in hand. Classic food in a classic British establishment.
English’s, East St
Brighton’s oldest seafood restaurant can be found in the famous winding lanes. English’s is a stalwart of the city’s dining scene and their commitment to serving the freshest most seasonal fish in town has not wavered. It is testament to their heritage that you can still find a class fish and chips on the menu alongside the more luxurious options. They also have a children’s option and you can add a voluntary 50p donation to the fishermen’s mission with you order.
Chippies in Brighton
If your day is a bit too fun filled for a sit down meal, there are plenty of fish and chips shops in Brighton that serve take away throughout the day. Some of our favorites are Palm Court on Brighton Pier, Bankers on Western Road, Bardsley’s on Baker Street and Wolfies in Hove. Head down to the beach for the proper alfresco experience but do watch out for those pesky seagulls as they have taken a specific liking to our favorite british seaside meal!