Fish and Chips is a meal that has been enjoyed by many people for many years. The combination of these two staples has created a result that is greater than the sum of its parts time and time again. Nowadays, Sydney has many options to choose from. Some of which are more upscale, some have menus suited to our vegan/vegetarian friends and some are simple yet wonderful shops.
Here is our list of the 15 Best Fish and Chip Shops in Sydney. Our list contains restaurants and shops that offer both dining in and takeaway options. Whether you like your catch fried or crumbed, with a bit of tartar sauce or tomato or are simply here for the chips we’ve got you covered, let’s dig in.
Kiwi Style Fish and Chips
Starting our list off with a city-wide favourite, Kiwi Style Fish and Chips blends both premium ingredients with experienced chefs. Every order is cooked to perfection from scratch ensuring that you receive an excellent meal every time. Our recommendations are for either the Seafood Parcel or Grilled Fish and Kumara Chips. We are certain once you’ve eaten here you will be saying “Kia ora bro” before you know it.
895 Botany Road, Mascot NSW 2020
Bottom of the Harbour
This Balmoral Beach mainstay has developed a reputation over time for being a no-fuss yet high-flavoured fish and chip joint in Sydney. The idealistic location aside, all of Bottom of the Harbour’s products are sourced from sustainable catchers who have been MSC certified, an international recognition for responsibly sourced seafood. Our recommendation is to try the potato scallops, they are sensational.
21 The Esplanade, Balmoral Beach NSW 2088
The folks at Ocean Foods have an impressive feather in their cap. For over 100 years the Nittis family have served Fish and Chips to generations of adoring customers. The Ocean Foods Fish and Chip shop located in Drummoyne has been serving up the goods since 1984 and on numerous occasions, they have delivered succulent meals. The Fish and Chips are a must-try but keep a watchful eye on the calamari rings they are something to behold, that much is certain.
154 Lyons Road, Drummoyne NSW 2047
Bondi’s Best is simply as the name suggests, the beachside suburb’s best fish and chips can be purchased at this establishment. For those of you who are conscientious eaters, you can be assured your meal was caught sustainably. Furthermore, you can be certain that all of the meals are prepared by a crack team of chefs who convey their passion for cooking into meal after meal of excellent seafood dishes. As they say on their website “Seafood done right is one of life’s great joys”, we couldn’t agree more.
39-53 Campbell Parade, North Bondi NSW 2026
There is no doubt no coincidence that this Sydney fish restaurant has named itself after the Christian patron saint of Fisherman. More evidently is the fact that you receive some rather heavenly meals from Saint Peter. Being a more upscale restaurant to others on this list means you are offered a wider selection than just fish and chips. However, you can still get the classic meal here and it packs a flavour punch.
362 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021
What separates Mohr Fish from its competitors is the intimacy of its Surry Hills restaurant. You are received will feelings reminiscent of having a meal at home. Food aside, the restaurant brands itself as an unpretentious eatery that has a décor reminiscent of old-school milk bars and English sea-side fish and chip shops. Back to the meals, the quality products offered are delectable, to say the least, with an emphasis being placed on having a home-cooked style for patrons who don’t feel like cooking at home. With several options to choose from, we’re sure you will not be disappointed.
202 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Sydney Fish Market
Fittingly, if you want fresh seafood, you go to where it first makes landfall. Quantity and Quality is the name of the game when it comes to the products at the Sydney Fish Market. There are many eateries to choose from at this location and you can be assured that all of their products are sustainably sourced. If you are so inclined why not check out the Seafood School. This is an institution that has been established offering visitors the opportunity to learn how to prepare quality seafood dishes at home.
Pyrmont Bridge Road, Sydney NSW 2009
Seafood At The Beach
Fish and Chips in Sydney is perhaps best enjoyed at the beach. If you want to get some of the best meals why not check out Seafood at the Beach. If you head on over to Dee Why Beach you can get some quality meals from this particular restaurant. After that, why not head down to the sand and make it a truly authentic fish and chip meal. The seafood salad is one option that we highly recommend as well as the stores renowned and exceptionally tasty fish n chips.
12 The Strand, Dee Why NSW 2099
Beginning its eatery life as a simple, small café Blue Fish has grown to become one of Sydney’s most renowned and respected seafood restaurants. The fish and chips here are to die for. Being situated in Darling Harbour also ensures that the catch of the day is as fresh as a winter’s breeze. Come for the profoundly tasty food and stay for the cracking views of the great Sydney CBD.
Shop 287 Harbourside Shopping Centre, Darling Harbour NSW 2000
The Fishmongers of Manly Beach is a place that is bound to surprise you. Tucked away in a little café-like shopfront the meals outputted by the restaurant are plentiful and delicious, to say the least. Its cooking staff prides itself on the fact that they use a signature deep-fried tempura batter which is usually specialised and used by Japanese chefs. The in-house crumbed calamari is another must try.
Shop 4, 11-27 Wentworth Street, Manly NSW 2095
After opening back in 2010, love.fish of Barangaroo aims to project the founder’s philosophy onto their customers. This philosophy being quality Australian seafood can be provided in a casual atmosphere at an affordable price. All of this as well as focussing heavily on the provision that all of the produce sold at their restaurants is sustainably sourced from Australian fisheries. If the fish and chips aren’t enough, we suggest you go for the Oysters, they’re out of this world.
Wulugul Walk, 7/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000
With 2018 being its 10-year anniversary, The Boathouse in Palm Beach shows its many years of operation has ensured it remains a place like no other. If you are looking for some of the freshest and tastiest fish and chips that Sydney has to offer, make sure you check it out. All the while you’ll be enjoying your meal is some of the most idyllic, beautiful surrounds the City has to offer. Once you have finished eating why not check out The Boathouse Home, the cafés accompanying homewares store full of quality items.
Governor Philip Park, Palm Beach NSW 2108
Costis Fish and Chips Sydney
Here you have somewhere that has been doing traditional fish and chips a bit differently. As opposed to frying up the fish what Costis Fish and Chips do is grill its catch. This provides visitors with a healthy alternative. They also provide substitutes for chips such as salad and brown rice. Moreover, the meals here are reasonably priced. Another impressive drawcard is the fact that all of its produce is bought, cut and cooked on the same day.
AMP Plaza Food Court, Shop 18, 50 Bridge Street NSW 2000
The Rocks Café
The Rocks Café is located, well, in The Rocks as per the name might suggest. Here you have the opportunity to dine in a restaurant that will leave you both visually satisfied as well as gastronomically pleased. The café has combined modern Australian architecture with a classical bohemian feel that complements its authentic warmth. The fish and chips are some of the best in Sydney with carefully selected and curated options for customers prepared by artisanal chefs.
99 George Street, The Rocks NSW 2000