Ah, fish and chips. Nothing completes a day by the seaside like a chippy tea. The age-old classic British combo isn’t hard to find when in a seaside city like Brighton, but there’s something about indulging in a portion of the holiday classic when it’s Brightonian approved that makes you feel more than the average day-tripper.
Cast your eyes (and nets) over our top 5 must-visit fish and chip spots in Brighton:
The always popular – Little Jack Fuller’s ( St. James’s Street, BN2 1TP)
We challenge you to find Little Jack Fuller’s without some form of orderly queue or general buzz outside. This popular high street pick boasts typical Kemptown ‘coolness’ all the way down to the quirky topiary and ample plant-based options on the menu (most notably ‘No Fish’ and the drag-inspired ‘Bimini Bon Blossom’).
Use their app for order and collect services and stroll down to the seafront to enjoy your chips in true carefree holidaymaker style (watch out for the gulls though).
Check out their website here
The unassuming gem – Kemp Town Chippy (St. George’s Road, BN2 1EF)
A manageable meander from Brighton’s Marina (The UK’s largest Marina complex might we add), Kemptown Chippy hides in plain sight (despite its bright yellow exterior) in true Brighton style. Family-run since 1990, Kemptown Chippy is nestled within Kemptown’s quieter quarter and is a must-visit after a long day at the beach. With fresh fish delivered daily, they’re true to their word when it comes to only serving the highest quality produce possible. With portions based on weight, you can be assured you’re getting the most bang for your buck. We recommend their haddock or fishcakes!
Find them on the map here
Fish and Chips with added tunes – RYBKA (Meeting House Lane, BN1 1HB)
RYBKA is a world away from what you might imagine your typical seaside chippy to resemble. Taken from the old Polish saying ‘the fish likes to swim’ (relating to the tradition of eating pickled fish followed by a generous chaser of frozen vodka), RYBKA is a new and effortlessly cool addition to Brighton’s historic Lanes. Thick chips, local craft beers from Bedlam Brewery, and carbon-free dining characterise this must-visit plaice (sorry).
What’s more, RYBKA holds a quirky 50-capacity event space upstairs, frequented by local creatives hosting gigs, open mics, and even open decks!
Check out their menu here
Visit RYBKA’s website here
Brighton’s classic seafood spot – The Regency Restaurant (Kings Road, BN1 2HH)
One of Brighton’s oldest and most popular seafood restaurants, The Regency’s menu is perfect if you’re after fish and chips, and then some. From Shellfish platters to Swordfish, you can enjoy a lot more than your average fish supper at this Grade II listed building with a rich history and ample outdoor dining space. Popular with locals and tourists alike, you’ll find this historical catch just across the road from Brighton i360 and the Upside Down House.
View The Regency’s extensive menu here
Ethical Fish and Chips – The No Catch Co. (Kings Road, BN1 2FA)
Who said you can’t enjoy the seaside’s perfect pairing if you’re vegan? The No Catch Co. is an ethical vegan company on a mission to challenge the traditional model of a British fish and chip and promote a revolution within the seafood industry.
Serving a Soy substitute for traditional battered fish, all of The No Catch Co.’s offerings are 100% vegan (including their best-selling tofish), as well as providing gluten-free options, with desserts changing daily.
View their plant-powered menu here
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