With today being Friday and National Fish and Chip Day, we take a look at some of the best places to enjoy a chippie from.

Restaurants, pubs and takeaways from across the UK will be participating in the day’s special activities to honour National Fish and Chip Day, so here is our top pick of the best restaurants to enjoy a fish supper. 
 

Edinburgh

Bertie’s

(9 Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2HE)

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Picture: Bertie’s

Bertie’s Restaurant and Bar on Victoria Street in the Edinburgh’s Old Town quickly established itself as the capital’s go-to for a proper fish supper – serving fresh fish and chips to Edinburgh locals and visitors alike since its grand opening in January. 
 
Today they’re asking customers to come together to celebrate Britain’s best-loved fast food by tucking in to a portion of sizzling fish and chips soaked in Edinburgh’s famous ‘chippy sauce’ and sharing it online using the hashtag #nationalfishandchipday

L’Alba D’Ora

(7 Henderson Row, Edinburgh EH3 5DH)

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Picture: L’Alba D’Ora Facebook

Having called Edinburgh home for over 40 years, L’Alba D’Oro is a popular destination for fans of fish and chips.

Their non-greasy batter, flaky haddock and fluffy yet firm chips make for the perfect chippie. They’ve even been recognised by the Times newspaper, who named them the UK’s number one chip shop in 2014.

Also on offer is a range of seafood including pollock, sea bass and halibut, and if you’re looking to try something new, there’s the option to have your fish done ‘alla Romana’ with sage and onions.

Glasgow 

Public House by Nico

(333 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HS)

Picture: Public House by Nico

The quintessentially British dish has been given a gourmet makeover at Public House by Nico on Great Western Road in Glasgow.
This popular Gastropub and bar serves up Beer Battered Haddock with tartare Sauce, mushy peas alongside triple cooked rooster chips. 

The Chippy Doon the Lane

(84 Buchanan St, McCormack Lane, Glasgow G1 3AJ)

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Picture: Chippy Doon the Lane Facebook

Somehow secluded – despite being located just off of one of Glasgow’s busiest streets – this excellent little restaurant is housed on the first floor of Glasgow’s iconic McCormick Printers building and is considered to be the best chippy to go to in the centre of town.

Fife

Anstruther Fish Bar and Restaurant

(42 – 44 Shore St, Anstruther KY10 3AQ)

This popular chippy is winner of many awards and has even been visited by Royalty, which is why there is often a lengthy queue outside.

Serving fresh fish straight from the harbour, diners can sit in or takeaway and enjoy a warming chippy in the picturesque seaside town.

Valente’s

(73 Overton Rd, Kirkcaldy KY1 2DY; 73 Hendry Rd, Kirkcaldy KY2 5DA)

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Picture: Valentes

This Kirkcaldy staple has been a favourite of many for years.
With two locations in the town and weekend queues likely, this is definitely one to visit for those in the Kingdom.

The Fish Hoose

(69 Main St, Thornton, Kirkcaldy KY1 4AQ)

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Picture: The Fish Hoose

Another Kirkcaldy favourite, this chippy was shortlisted for the UK Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award this year.
Offering sit in and takeaway options, the Fish Hoose cooks up fresh sustainable fish.
 

Aberdeenshire 

Quayside Restaurant and Fish Bar

(West Quay Gourdon, Montrose DD10 0NA)

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Picture: The Quayside

Fry magazine recently described a meal at this award-winning fish and chip shop as being a“beautiful piece of fish” with a batter that was “light, fluffy and really well cooked”.

The fresh produce is as local as can be and the owners cook seasonally, hence the high praise.

Illicit Still

(Guestrow, Aberdeen AB10 1AU)

Hearty, home-cooked scran is the finest in traditional pub fare, and at The Illicit Still in Aberdeen, the classic beer battered fish and chips is a firm favourite.
 
The pub’s Ale Battered Fish with hand cut rooster chips, tartare sauce and peas takes centres stage on the menu for those craving a fish supper in Aberdeen.

The Bay Fish and Chips

(Beach Rd, Stonehaven AB39 2RD)

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Picture: The Bay

This award-winning fish and chip shop is well worth a visit as owner Calum is a champion of sustainable produce.

The businessman has dedicated time investing in his staff and business systems to ensure The Bay is an efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly business – and the fish and chips are all the better for it.

Ayrshire

The Longhouse

(130 Titchfield St, Kilmarnock KA1 1PH)

The Longhouse offers a relaxed all-day destination in the heart of Kilmarnock. The swanky restaurant and bar offers an inspiring and informal dining all day long.
 
As part of National Fish and Chip day guests visiting will enjoy Classic Fish and Chips with their Innis & Gunn beer batter, mushy peas and tartare sauce. 

Fish Works

(3 The Promenade, Largs KA30 8BG)

This family run chippy is on Largs famous promenade and offers fresh, sustainably sourced fish in their traditional fish supper.
Fish Works has also been recognised with awards for quality, including a Quality Award.

About The Author

Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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