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6 of the best places to get fish and chips in Edinburgh

Fish and chips has been a Scottish staple for decades, and when it comes to getting your salt and sauce fix, Edinburgh has no shortage of excellent chippies.

Published: May 31, 2018

The go-to meal for any occasion whether you’re on the way back from the pub, at the football or heading to the beach, it combines the ubiquitous chip with the very best white fish the north sea has to offer to create one of the best value dinner treats you can buy. 

The combination of fresh cod or haddock, crispy batter and salted chips can be found on menus in pubs, cafeterias and high-end restaurants but can you ever beat a chippy straight from the fish and chip shop?

We take a look at some of the best places to grab a fish and chips that our capital city has to offer.

Now, would you like salt and sauce with that?

Eatalia’s, Brunswick Place

(1 Brunswick Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH7 5HP, tel: 0131 557 8484)

Fish and chips in Edinburgh

The team celebrating in 2015. Picture: TSPL

A popular destination in the city is Eatalia’s who scooped the Edinburgh Evening News Chip Shop of the Year award in April, 2015.

This popular shop has consistently used fresh ingredients and homemade sources to create their suppers. Their chips are freshly cut every morning and their bread handmade to give customers the perfect chippy.

Should you want something a little more different, then you'll find they also serve vegetarian dishes, gluten-free pizzas and homemade lasagne.

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L'Alba D'Ora, Henderson Row

(7 Henderson Row, Edinburgh EH3 5DH, tel: 0131 557 2580)

Fish and Chips in Edinburgh

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

Their non-greasy batter, flaky haddock and fluffy yet firm chips make for the perfect chippie.

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. 

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Franco’s, Stockbridge

(7 Comely Bank Road, Edinburgh, EH4 1DR, tel: 0131 332 3557)

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One of the finalists in this year's Chippie of the Year race, Franco’s owners the Alonzi family have been serving customers in the capital since the 60s and have stood the test of time.

Their haddock fillets are thick, cooked to order and covered in golden batter with a hint of breadcrumb for extra crunch.

If you’re not satisfied with a fish supper, Franco’s are also a popular destination for their pizzas.

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(2c Northfield Dr, Edinburgh EH8 7RW)

Fish and Chips in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Evening News Chippy of the year 2016 winners, Barracuda, Northfield Drive. Picture: Ian Georgeson

The last winner of the Edinburgh Evening News Chippy of the Year, the 2016 winners, are hugely popular for their traditional Fish & Chips.

The takeaway specialists also offer authentic Italian Pizzas and Pasta and remain one of the city's favourite chippies.

The Gorgie Fish Bar

(136-138 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2NS)

Fish and Chips in Edinburgh

Picture: The Gorgie Fish Bar

A favourite with residents across the city, the Gorgie Fish Bar is a regular feature when any conversation turns to where to get fish and chips in Edinburgh.

Popular with locals it consistently gets high reviews on many websites and when you see the golden slab of haddock you get with the supper you'll see why.

They also have a cracking kids menu that is great value and perfect for family nights in.

The Fishmarket 

( 24- 25 Pier Pl, Edinburgh EH6 4LP)

Picture: Fishmarket

Fish doesn't come much fresher than at the Fishmarket, the new venture by Gary Welch, owner of Welch Fishmongers, and Roy Brett, Chef Patron at Ondine, at Newhaven Pier.

Cooked to order, you can enjoy a bite to eat in their seaside eating house or take yours away after choosing from some of the finest fish caught in Scottish waters, including cod, lemon sole, monkfish and haddock.

Mix it up with with a fish burger with Harissa Mayonnaise and a Broiche Bun or buy for the kids with Wee Haddie, Cod Chunks or Sole Goujons all served with  wee Green Fitbaws & Chips.

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