Yorkshire is officially the best place in the UK to find Fish and Chips so we thought we’d reveal our favourite five.

I’d like to think of myself as Fish and Chip connoisseur, my knowledge of what makes a great plate of the British Classic as developed over an extensive period of time, I’ve literally consumed thousands of portions in a dedicated pursuit of the very best Fish and Chips in Yorkshire.

There are, in my opinion, a few golden rules when it comes to Fish and Chips,

Rule 1 – ‘Beef Dripping’, yep vegans and veggies you can leave now, anything other than Fish and Chips cooked in beef dripping is simply wrong!

Rule 2 – It’s got to be Haddock, a meaty fish that swims at the top of the sea in clean water, unlike its filthy cousin, favoured by southerners, the Cod which swims with the dirt at the bottom of the ocean, so I’m told.

Rule 3 – Scraps (you might call them bits) drenched in salt and vinegar they take this staple meal to a whole new level, don’t leave the chippy without them!

so without further ado let me tell you my favourite 5 Chippy’s in Yorkshire.

Fish & Chips in Pontefract

5. Knights of Pontefract

The Knight family are passionate Fish Fryers, Abbey Fisheries (their first shop) is a firm favourite with locals in Selby and now you can pick up their awesome Fish & Chips in Pontefract too.

Run by Husband & Wife team Steve & Jenny Knight, the family have won numerous accolades including National Federation of Fish Friers Quality Award & a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Knights of Pontefract quest is to bring enthusiasm and passion for fish & chips to Pontefract by only using the finest ingredients and sourcing the freshest fish & potatoes and ensuring that they are cooked and served with absolute care.

  • Regular Haddock & Chips (TakeAway) – £5.70*
  • Takeaway? – Yes
  • Seating Available? – Yes (indoors)
  • Parking? – No

Fish & Chips in Skipton

4. Bizzie Lizzie’s – Skipton

Bizzie Lizzie’s is a family owned and run business, with three generations now working hard to make sure they remain Skipton’s favourite Fish & Chip shop.

With 2 restaurants in Skipton their offering in the main car park just off the high street is without a doubt my favourite, I’ve been going for years!

Seating is available but if your anything like me you’ll prefer to eat them outside in the Crisp Yorkshire air.

  • Regular Haddock & Chips (TakeAway) – £5.80*
  • Takeaway? – Yes
  • Seating Available? – Yes (indoors)
  • Parking? – Yes (Paid)

Fish & Chips in Whitby

3. The Magpie Cafe – Whitby

Housed in their very distinctive black and white building overlooking the harbour, the Magpie Café is in a prime position for you to enjoy fabulous views of Whitby at the same time as sampling their outstanding Fish & Chips.

A firm favourite of chef’s like James Martin & Rick Stein their specialities include dishes that use prime fresh local fish, seafood and specially selected ingredients.

There are other Chippy’s in Whitby but none and I really do mean none compare with The Magpie, it’s famous for it’s Fish & Chips

  • Regular Haddock & Chips (TakeAway) – £7.20*
  • Takeaway? – Yes
  • Seating Available? – Yes (indoors)
  • Parking? – No

Fish & Chips in Halifax

2. Catch – Halifax (CLOSED DOWN)

The Catch story started in August 2015, creator Lee Roberts always had a passion for seafood and fresh fish and so opened Catch Seafood West Vale (nr. Halifax) with the idea of giving customers a seafood experience with a difference, built on real family values.

Their experienced team source the freshest and finest products from UK ports and pass them directly to our award-winning Chefs to create mouth-watering contemporary seafood dishes with a creative twist.

  • Regular Haddock & Chips (TakeAway) – £6.80*
  • Takeaway? – Yes
  • Seating Available? – Yes (indoors & outdoors)
  • Parking? – Yes (Free)

Fish & Chips in York

1. Millers Haxby

Millers award winning 4th generation family run fish & chip shop is located in Haxby (Nr. York) Owned and managed by David & Nick Miller they’re conscious about the future of our environment, the oceans and the Fish & Chip industry.

They work with suppliers and industry partners to ensure all of the fish and seafood they serve comes from sustainable sources.

They’re one of the 90 fish and chip shops in the UK to be MSC certified meaning everyone in the Millers team is able to tell you where the seafood on your plate was caught, what fishing vessel it came from and why is tastes so delicious as a result, wow!!

For me Millers, put simply, serve the best Fish & Chips in Yorkshire!

  • Regular Haddock & Chips (TakeAway) – £6.50*
  • Takeaway? – Yes
  • Seating Available? – Yes (indoors & outdoors)
  • Parking? – No


* – Prices correct as of January 2019