10 Amazing Fish And Chips To Try In Manchester Tonight

It's National Fish & Chip Day today!

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1. Kingfisher Fish and Chips

Based in Manchester’s Norther Quarter Kingfisher Fish and Chips is a family business established for over a decade and well-known for top quality and fresh ingredients.

The key to their success? Potatoes sourced from farms in Lancashire and Shropshire and fish delivered fresh every week. Their menu boasts British classics such as bacon, sausage, eggs, beans and black pudding.

Expect a friendly atmosphere and promo combos such as Kingfisher fish special: fish, chips, peas, tea of coffee, bread & butter for £6.

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 9am-3.30pm; Fri 9am-4pm, 6pm-10pm; Sat 10am-4pm, 6pm-10pm.

2. Leo’s Fish Bar

Leo’s was voted the best fish and chips in town! The reason for their popularity? “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” (George Bernard Shaw). And the owners stick by this 100%.

Started by couple Allan and Joane who wanted to share their passion for great British food, the menu includes traditional fill-your-face fish and chips (no fuss, no frills) as well as classic English breakfast, pies, kebabs and fried chicken.

As well as their speciality, the burgers are pretty damn good too.

They also offer a membership club to join a prize draw and win FREE fish and chips for a year!

Opening hours: Mon 9am-12am; Tue-Thu 10am-12am; Fri 10am-4am; Sat 10am-5am; Sun 10am-12am.

3. Foster Fish n' Chips

Don't let this one slip through the net...

One of the 'Top 10' Fish & Chips in the UK and supposedly the best takeaway in the North-West, Fosters has been delivering great quality food in Manchester for 20 years.

They became famous during the celebration of their 10th anniversary when people queued 1/4 mile to get £1 fish & chips! The family business now has 3 addresses in town (the original shop is located in Alderley Edge and the other two branches in Didsbury and Bramhall.)  If you've never tasted their fish and chips get yourself down to your closest branch and it might just become your regular.

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11.30am - 10pm, Sun: 12pm to 9pm.


Jacket potato lovers - here’s the perfect hideout for you! Located in a basement gaff just off Lloyd street, Cafe Lloyd is a hidden gem of the city.

Expect a charming interior and tables topped with red and blue gingham cloths.The menu is loaded with chunky jackets filled with the topping of your choice and portions of ultra-thin-and-crispy battered fish and chips. You can choose a small or large serving which include fish, chips, peas, bread & butter and a pot of tea for under a fiver.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm.

5. The Fish Hut

Fish and Chips with a view!

It's been serving fish and chips since 1969 and The Fish Hut is still is a remarkably quaint destination when it comes to the British dish.

Owned by the same guys as Don Marco, it has a Mediterranean-style twist and offers cappuccinos and speciality coffee alongside English tea and all the classics.

Besides delicious food especially on a night out, we all have to agree that what makes The Fish Hut pretty special is their cute upstairs room where you can sit and look at the Museum of Science & Industry and up towards Beetham Tower.

Opening hours: Mon-sat 10am-10pm.

6. The Corner Plaice

Lessons we learnt from The Corner Plaice: fish and chips are among the wealthiest forms of takeaway food!

The Corner Plaice pride themselves on being environmentally friendly and consequently, the menu boasts only sustainable fish and organic potatoes - the food is very high-quality and any fish-and-chip lovers paradise!

You’re going to salivate with their range of veggie delights too - mozzarella sticks, jalapeño flamers, veggie spring rolls, veggie sausage and onion rings (plus a range of meat pies - chicken and mushroom and steak & kidney pudding are their best sellers so you need to be quick to grab one of these!) 

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-12am.

7. Church Road Chippy

Church Road Chippy has everything a decent local fish and chippy should. Charming facade, friendly staff and good, honest grub. They are very traditional so of you want a classic, no frills plate this is the one.

Church Road Chippy is off the beaten tourist track but expect long queues from locals and regulars.

Pop in for a visit and be surprised by the charm of simplicity!

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-11pm; Sun 11am-11pm.


Fish and chips with an Asian twist? Located on Chester Road Gordon’s specialises in Chinese food and fish and chips to take away.

Another globalised shop offering a mix of flavours for the ones who are in search of a bit more than the standard fish and chippy affair.

Their menu offers Singaporean dishes and noodles, ribs and wings and a range of soups to keep you warm as the Winter chill descends!

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm; Mon-Sun 5pm-11pm (closed on Tuesday.)


9. Manchipster Plaice

If the name doesn't already have you hook, line and sinker...

Just off Shudehill, Manchipster Plaice is the go-to for fish and chip addicts (and - inevitably location-wise - late night clubbers in need of a hearty snack.)

Manchester Plaice offer high-quality fish and possibly the best bargain cones of chips in the city at just a quid. On the menu specialities? Freshly cooked 'Chunky Co & Chips' and 'Mini Fish & Chip' cones.

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-12:30am; Fri 11:30am-3am; Sat 11:30am-4am; Sun noon-8pm.

10. Tony's Chippy

Beswick's Tony’s Stadium Chippy was named the best in the city by Manchester Food and Drink Festival. The reason for its great success can be no other than its perfectly cooked chips, delicious batter and succulent fish fillets. Sometimes the best things in life are oh-so-simple.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-11pm; Sun 11am-11pm.

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