5 Best Fish and Chip Shops in Cornwall

August 23rd, 2021

Fish and chips are a British staple, and we think that nowhere does this dish better than Cornwall!

Cornwall has a range of great places to eat some classic dishes, but you can’t go wrong with freshly-caught flaky fish, crispy batter and chunky chips.

No luxury family holiday in Cornwall would be complete without trying some local fish and chips – discover some of the best spots for your next foodie adventure.

Harbour Lights, Falmouth

Among the top 10 finalists for the 2019 National Fish & Chip Awards, this spot located on the Falmouth high street certainly has a brilliant reputation for a top-notch

Harbour Lights offers a range of fresh, locally-caught fish, with bestsellers being classic cod and haddock. The chips are also made from Cornish potatoes, so you can be sure you’re getting the full Cornish experience! You can also now enjoy a vegan version of ‘fish and chips’ with nori-wrapped, battered tofu on the menu.

You can choose to dine in and enjoy the harbourside views or takeaway and enjoy your meal by the beach.

The Fisherman’s Chippy, Mevagissey

If you’re after a truly idyllic setting to enhance your fish and chip experience even more, you won’t find much better than The Fisherman’s Chippy on Oliver’s Quay in the stunning harbourside village of Mevagissey.

The classic options of cod, haddock, plaice and scampi, along with the deliciously fluffy chips, are sure to more than satisfy you and have garnered a loyal local following. With a strong focus on sustainability and using local produce, you can also eat happily in the knowledge that you are supporting the local community.

The Fisherman’s Chippy is now also taking their menu on the road with their new Chip Van that caters to public and private events!

Mariners Fish & Chips, Penryn

Serving MSC certified fish, Mariners has a wonderful menu with a modern take on the classic fish and chip shop. All the fish is caught locally from Falmouth bay, and the shop is run by a family who have been in the chip shop business for three generations.

Along with a no-nonsense portion of fish and chips, you’ll also find fish tapas, panko-breaded Japanese-style fish, tortillas and burgers. There are plenty of veggie and gluten-free options available, ensuring everyone can enjoy a delicious bite to eat.

Harbour Fish & Chips, St Ives

After a busy day at the gorgeous St Ives beach, treat yourself to a spot of fish and chips at this perfectly situated beachside chippy. Served alongside the stunning views, you can enjoy locally caught fish and seafood, with battered and grilled options available.

Aside from a classic portion of fish and chips, there are also scallops, muscles, squid and more to choose from. All of the fish on the menu comes from a local fishmonger, and the potatoes are supplied by Cornish farms.

Lewis’s Fish and Chip Shop, Newlyn

Newlyn is famous for its harbour that has been exporting fish for over 500 years, and Lewis’s has capitalised on that accessibility to serve arguably the freshest fish around – you can even spot it being carried from the harbour to the restaurant where it is quickly prepared by the chefs!

This is the place to visit for something a bit different from cod, with the restaurant serving delicious john dory, hake and monkfish!

We hope your Cornish adventure is full of plenty of delicious food – a visit to one of these fish and chip shops is sure to hit the spot!

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