Discover Cornwall's Best Fish and Chips

Cornwall and its award winning chippies

Posted on 27-06-24, updated on 05-07-24By: Claire S. | 4 minute read

Best Fish & Chips in Cornwall

The freshest fish in a stunning setting

Looking for the best fish and chips in Cornwall? Look no further! Cornwall is known for its stunning beaches, charming villages, and of course, delicious seafood. Whether you find yourself in Newquay or Falmouth, there are plenty of options to satisfy your cravings. From traditional seaside shacks to award-winning fish and chip shops, Cornwall has something for every seafood lover. If you're looking to indulge in the best fish and chips in Cornwall, keep reading to discover some of the top spots to grab this classic British dish.

Fish and chips made its debut in the UK in the 19th century. This iconic dish, saw London's inaugural fish and chip shop opening its doors in 1860. It didn't take long for this satisfying combo to win over working-class Britons with its affordability and convenience as a tasty meal on the go. The irresistible pairing of fried fish and potato chips quickly gained popularity across the nation, and by the early 20th century, nearly every town and city proudly hosted their own fish and chip shops.

Stein's Fish & Chips

Stein's Fish & Chips, Padstow ©Sam Harris

Stein's Fish & Chips

Unit 1, S Quay, Padstow PL28 8BL

Stein's Fish & Chips offers a dining experience with both a restaurant and takeaway option, set in the picturesque town of Padstow on North Cornwall's stunning coastline, overlooking the Camel Estuary. Their menu features classic options such as cod and haddock alongside an extensive selection of locally sourced fish varieties including hake, monkfish, John Dory, and bass—often delivered fresh from Padstow itself.

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Harbour Lights Fish & Chip Shop, Falmouth

Harbour Lights Fish & Chip Shop, Falmouth

Harbour Lights Fish & Chip Shop

Arwenack Street, Falmouth TR11 3LH

Get ready to dive into deliciousness at this much-loved Falmouth chippy, celebrated as a finalist in the 2019 National Fish and Chip Awards! Here, sustainability is key. Discover an ever-changing selection of fresh Cornish fish from Newlyn on the menu, and why not take a tasty adventure beyond cod? Trying new species helps protect our oceans by easing the demand for popular choices.

You can feel good about indulging because their cod, haddock, and South Atlantic hake are all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified. Plus, those golden chips are made from top-quality Cornish potatoes and cooked in sustainably sourced RSPO certified palm oil.

Whether you dine in with a view that overlooks Falmouth’s charming harbour or choose takeaway with a little heads-up about those cheeky seagulls—your taste buds are in for a treat! Vegans will be thrilled with tofu marinated in zesty lemon juice and seasoning, wrapped lovingly in nori before being battered and deep-fried to perfection.

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Francine's, Newquay

Francine's, Newquay


5, Chesterton Place, Chester Road, Newquay TR7 2RU

Looking for the best fish and chips in town? Just ask a local! We did, and their answer was swift and clear. Online reviews leave no doubt that Francine’s is a hidden gem tucked away in a cozy shopping arcade. It's so irresistible that folks are setting their sat-navs or trekking over from Fistral after surfing just to enjoy some delicious bites. Customers rave about their mouthwatering chips cooked in beef dripping – add spicy curry sauce and a pickled gherkin for the perfect combo, and don't forget the pineapple fritter for dessert!

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Charlie's - Truro

Charlie's - Truro


Pensilva Road, Truro, TR1 1RS

Nestled in Truro’s charming Tregurra estate, just a hop away from Waitrose, you'll find Charlies—a delightful fish and chip shop run by the dynamic father-and-son duo, Parney and Charlie Manoli. With 45 joyous years of frying experience under their belts, they serve up deliciously traditional fish and chips made to perfection with locally sourced ingredients from sustainable sources. Discover one of the city’s most delightful culinary treasures!

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Fisherman's Chippy - Mevagissey

Fisherman's Chippy - Mevagissey

Fisherman's Chippy

Oliver’s Quay, Mevagissey

The charming south coast port of Mevagissey boasts a vibrant fishing fleet, and nestled on Oliver's Quay is the popular Fishermen’s Chippy. Just a hop, skip, and a jump from the picturesque harbour, this spot is committed to quality in every way. Here, you'll enjoy MSC certified fish and potatoes carefully chosen from Cornish farms. Even their packaging reflects their love for the environment—it’s made from recycled and recyclable materials—no polystyrene here! Since Tom & Jen took over in 2012, they've proudly cultivated a loyal local community while welcoming countless visitors eager to experience Mevagissey's unique charm!

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Fish & Chips by the Sea

Fish & Chips by the Sea

Looking for more inspiration in Cornwall?

Next time you find yourself in Cornwall, don't miss out on the opportunity to try the best fish and chips in the area. Whether you prefer yours with a side of mushy peas or doused in vinegar, there's something for everyone in this delicious seaside town. If you're looking for more inspiration on where to go in Cornwall, be sure to check out our blogs for even more amazing recommendations and fantastic food finds! Happy eating!

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