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Best Fish and Chips in Brighton

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Best Fish and Chips on Brighton Seafront

One of the best views along the Brighton 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. Possibly the best fish and chips in Brighton when you think about location and you are situated on the beach in between the two piers.

Indulge in a seaside classic with a touch of sophistication at Cyan restaurant in the Grand Hotel Brighton. Their fish and chips offering features expertly cooked fish, encased in a crisp, golden batter, served alongside perfectly seasoned chunky chips. This refined take on a beloved dish allows you to enjoy traditional flavors in a luxurious setting, overlooking the stunning Brighton seafront. Cyan’s fish and chips is a delightful blend of tradition and elegance, making it a must-try culinary experience during your visit to the city.

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 seafront views are decent too. 100% the best fish and chips Brighton according to their growing Asian fan base, where a famous Asian food blogger visited years ago and has no firmly put the Regency on the map. Located next to Preston Street.

Best fish and chips in the city

It won’t be a surprise to learn that English’s of Brighton, the city’s longest standing seafood restaurant, offers an outstanding plate of fish and chips. Fresh haddock (or sometimes cod) is deep-fried in batter made using local ale; Hepworth Brewery’s Prospect Organic Pale Ale to be precise. The fish is served with traditional mushy peas, chunky chips and house tartare sauce. Enjoy this seaside comfort in the historic dining room or alfresco on the terrace during the sunny summer months. Gluten free option available. 

First in our best fish and chips Brighton guide. 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 alfresco dining enjoying fresh and generous portions of fish & chips. Some of the best fish and chips Brighton has to offer, prepared by Phil Bartley and his team. 

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!

A wise person once said there is no greater taste combination than English fish and chips with French Champagne. There is a definite decadence to the experience, a sort of throw away exuberance, but it works. If you’re going to go for the full-on experience then Bohemia’s Veuve Clicquot roof terrace and “Famous Fish ‘n’ Chips” with locally caught fish, hand cut chips and mushy peas is probably the place to do it. Also a great hang-out for a Brighton afternoon tea

If you find yourself amongst the hustle and bustle of the North Laine and craving a plate of the British classic fish and chips, The Dorset is where you need to be. They take their fish and chip game to the next level, serving a local ale-battered cod with triple cooked chips, crushed minted peas and tartare sauce. But it doesn’t end there, with their vegan alternative, the tempura banana blossom, which comes with all the trimmings and is perfect so nobody misses out!

Experience a quintessential British treat at The Cricketers pub in Brighton’s Lanes with their mouthwatering battered fish & chips. Delight in the expertly prepared battered cod loin, boasting a satisfying crunch, paired harmoniously with generous portions of chunky chips. The meal is completed with traditional mushy peas and a zesty tartar sauce that perfectly complements the flavours. Immerse yourself in the cosy ambiance of the Brighton pub while savouring this iconic dish, which captures the essence of seaside dining in the heart of Brighton.

Brighton's Best Fish and Chip Shops

Located on Baker Street in Brighton and close to the Brighton Open Market, this fish and chips spot is a true community hub known for its exceptional reputation.

Whether you choose to dine in or opt for a takeaway, their delicious offerings are sure to satisfy your craving for classic fish and chips. With a longstanding presence and a super strong reputation in the city, this fish and chip shop in The Level/ London Road area has become a go-to destination for those seeking a scrumptious meal that embodies the essence of traditional British cuisine.

Experience a true Brighton institution at Bankers Fish & Chips.

Located opposite Norfolk Square, this iconic spot offers not only delicious fish and chips but also the choice to dine in their welcoming Brighton restaurant or take away for a taste of the sea on the go.

With a rich history and a prime location, Bankers Fish & Chips is the go-to destination for a quintessential seaside dining experience in Brighton. Our top tip is to order to takeaway and go and sit on the seafront pebbles and enjoy. This fish and chip shop is in the top three fish and chip chip shops in the city. 

Sea Breeze Fish and Chip Shop on Souther Street in Hanover Brighton

Sea Breeze

Situated on Southover Street in Hanover, Sea Breeze is an iconic fish and chip shop that has captured the hearts of the local Hanover community.

With its strong menu featuring classic fish and chips, shish kebabs, and burgers, Sea Breeze offers a delightful selection of choices. Renowned for its warm and friendly service, this cherished spot has become a go-to for both satisfying meals and community vibes in the burbs of Brighton. A great place to visit if you want to visit this hot spot for Brighton pubs also. 

Wolfies of Hove, Fish and Chip Shop, Chippie, Hove station

Wolfies of Hove

Wolfies Fish & Chips in Hove is a must-visit destination for those in search of the finest fish and chips experience. Conveniently situated near Hove railway station, it has become a go-to spot for locals and visitors alike. With a reputation for excellence, Wolfies offers a delectable selection of perfectly battered fish and golden chips, making it a cherished destination for classic British comfort food. Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite or enjoying a leisurely meal, Wolfies promises a satisfying and memorable dining experience in the heart of Hove.

Copyright Little Jack Fullers

Little Jack Fullers

Located on St Jame’s Street in Kemptown, Brighton, Little Jack Fullers Fish and Chips is a beloved destination, especially for those seeking a seaside treat. Its popularity owes to its proximity to the seafront, making it a perfect stop for traditional fish and chips cravings. Notably, they also offer a vegan-friendly version of this classic dish, catering to a wide range of tastes and preferences. With its inviting atmosphere and commitment to both tradition and innovation, Little Jack Fullers has earned its place as a local favorite in Brighton’s vibrant food scene.


One of the nicest things you can do in Brighton is sit on the seafront with your fish and chips in a paper bag, while watching the world go by. This is best enjoyed on the pebbles, but OhSo, Lucky Beach and Cyan all offer incredible south-facing views.

Other fish and chip options could be to visit the bustling Lanes and enjoy a pint and fish and chips at the Black Lion or Bohemia

If you are in the North Laine then the Basket Makers is a quality real ale pub, offering a friendly atmosphere and a real hub of energy and banter.