Best Fish & Chips in Manchester
This week is National Chip Week – yes, it is a thing – and to mark the occasion we’re celebrating the greatest coupling since Pie & Mash… Fish & Chips. While it’s one of the country’s most popular dishes, it’s also one of the hardest to get right.
With a chicken shop offering up greasy mediocrity on every corner, Britain’s big cities can suffer on the quality front. But fear not! There are still some pearls in the sea of chippys and we’re here to tell you the best of them. Here’s our run down of the best fish and chips haunts in Manchester!
Fosters Fish and Chips
Location: 812 Wilmslow Road, M20 6UH.
Consistently featured in any ‘Top 10 Fish & Chips in the UK’ lists, Fosters is also often cited as one of the best takeaway in the North-West. It’s been delivering great quality food in Manchester for 20 years, and they reached fame on their 10th anniversary when they managed to amass a queue a 1/4 mile long for their £1 fish & chips! There’s three different branches (with the original shop is located in Alderley Edge) but the Didsbury one is probably closest if you live close to the city centre.
Kingfisher Fish and Chips
Location: 43 Tib Street, M4 1LX.
Located in the Norther Quarter, Kingfisher Fish and Chips is one of Manchester’s true family chippies. Known for its top quality and fresh ingredients, they use potatoes locally sourced from farms in Lancashire and their fish is just a fresh. You can also get a cracking breakfast if it’s a little early for batter!
Location: 37 Bloom Street, M1 3LY.
The Village Chippy on Bloom Street is probably the best located chip shop on our list. It’s another traditional shop perfectly located for both residents, city centre workers, and tourists to the city. Chips are cooked fresh to order and their battered sausages are to die for. What’s not to like?!
Mr Thomas’ Chop Shop
Location: 52 Cross Street, M2 7AR.
If you’re looking for a sit down and a pint with your fish and chips, look no further than Mr Thomas’s Chop House. Located in an iconic Grade-II listed building which first opened as a pub back in 1870, this haunt packs plenty of original features with cast iron frames and terracotta blocks displaying Art Nouveau motifs, and is without doubt one of the jewels in Manchester’s crown. This is gastro pub grub so naturally their fish and chips are exceptional.
Location: 16 Lloyd Street, M2 5ND.
Located in a basement just off Lloyd Street, Cafe Lloyd is the definition of a hidden gem. With fish, chips, peas, bread & butter and a pot of tea for under a fiver – their fish & chips are up there with anything in the city. You should also probably grab one of Lloyds famed jacket potato at some point too!
Leo’s Fish Bar
Location: 12 Oldham Street, M1 1JQ.
Another traditionally chippy on our list, Leo’s Fish Bar was started by couple Allan and Joanne who wanted to share their passion for great British food. All of your fishy favourites are there as well as the option of a classic Full English and a more than handy burger offering.
Location: 4 Dantzic Street, M4 2AG.
By far the best named chip shop on our list is Manchipster Plaice. You should really check it out for the Instagram photo alone but thankfully the food is decent too. A firm favourite with the youth of Manc – mainly because it’s open late into the clubbing night – Manchipster offers probably the best bargain on our list too with cones of chips priced at just a quid.