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Best Fish and Chips in Brighton 2024: Top 10

What could be more perfect when enjoying a day out at the seaside than tucking into some fish and chips? Brighton is one of the best places to try the British speciality, with a wide range of options from small takeaways to enjoy on the beach, to a posher sit down dinner or lunch at the pub. Here are, in our opinion, the best fish and chips in Brighton!

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The best fish and chips in Brighton

1. Bankers Fish and Chips

The owners of Bankers have been in the fish and chip industry since 1923, and have remained a family business ever since. They use top quality cod and haddock imported from Iceland, and are the only UK fish and chip company that has developed a direct supply relationship with their fishermen.

They have three locations in Brighton and Hove, but go for their Western Road location if you want a sit down meal.

Choose from fish and chips with all the trimmings, chicken, burgers, and Quorn-based vegan options. Everything is served up in huge servings with piles of salad.

Website: bankersfishandchips.co.uk

Address: 116a Western Road Brighton, BN1 2AB

Price: £14-£16

2. Bardsley’s

Bardsleys is an award-winning fish restaurant, established in 1926, and has been a family-run business for four generations. It’s known as a traditional season chip shop but is a bit further away from the tourist center of Brighton.

Half the building is a takeaway, and the other half is a restaurant. Choose if you want your portion of fish fried, grilled or poached, and complete your meal with all the chip shop classics.

Website: bardsleys-fishandchips.co.uk

Address: 22/23/23a Baker Street, Brighton

Price: £14-£15

3. Captains Fish and Chips

Located right on the seafront, Captains chippy has been around since 1990 and consider themselves masters of fish and chips. The prices and portion sizes are great value, especially for their beach location. What could be better than watching the sunset go down on Brighton beach, enjoying traditional fish and chips with a cocktail in hand?

Website: captainsbrighton.co.uk

Address: 9-10 Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1ET

Price: £9-£10

4. RYBKA (The Fish Likes To Swim)

Named after an old Polish saying that relates to the tradition of eating pickled fish with a chaser of vodka, this fairly new restaurant has made a big impact on the city. Located in the historic lanes, they serve sustainably sourced crispy fish, triple cooked chips and some great veggie and gluten-free options. They pay particular attention to their alcohol selection, working with breweries to serve draft beer, cocktails and natural wines.

Website: rybka.fish

Address: 9-10 Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1ET

Price: £14-£18

5. Little Jack Fullers

Little Jack Fullers pride themselves on offering the best and freshest sustainable products, with two generations of experience and trade secrets. It’s based on St James Street, which is know for it’s gay bars and is a hotspot for the LGBTQ+ community. This is mainly a takeaway as the kitchen takes up a large amount of room, but they have a few outdoor chairs and tables.

As well as your classic cod and haddock, they have a fantastic range of vegan options. Choose from tofu, jackfruit, cauliflower or the ‘Bimini Bon Blossom’ fried banana blossom, a tribute to the Drag Race UK superstar.

Website: littlejackfullers.co.uk

Address: 102 St James’s St, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TP

Price: £8-£15

6. Earth & Stars

This cosy pub is close to Brighton train station at the start of the laines. Warm up inside during the Winter or enjoy their outdoor terrace in the Summer, choosing from a range of traditional pub dishes, of course including a lovely fish and chips. Vegans don’t have to miss out either with their beer battered smoked tofu and chips with mushy peas, or a range of other innovative veggie dishes to choose from.

Website: earthandstars.pub

Address: 46 Windsor Street, Brighton, BN1 1RJ

Price: £15

7. Bohemia Brighton

Bohemia is a swanky European-style venue with a late-night lounge, glassed-in roof terrace and live jazz. They open from midday to late, serving up a delicious A La Carte menu as well as cocktails at the bar.

It’s a great spot to wind down with good food and a relaxed vibe, with outdoor heaters so you can enjoy the Brighton views year round.

Website: bohemiabrighton.co.uk

Address: 54-55 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HB

Price: £15

8. The Regency Restaurant

The Regency Restaurant has been a steadfast feature on the Brighton seafront, known as one of the oldest and most popular restaurants since the 1930s. They serve up great quality food with huge portions and reasonable prices.

It’s a beautiful building with a chandelier hanging from the ceiling, and the food certainly lives up to the vibe. Other than your battered fish and chips, they also offer more refined dishes such as lobster spaghetti and fresh fish & seafood platters.

You’ll find a true mix of locals, tourists and even celebrities here, with pictures of famous patrons lining the walls. 

Website: theregencyrestaurant.co.uk

Address: 131 King’s Rd, Brighton BN1 2HH

Price: £13

9. Wolfies of Hove

Based in the next neighbourhood over from Brighton in Hove, Wolfies is well loved locally. It has the edgy vibe of a Brighton pub, with fish and chip memorabilia 

They have a guarantee of sustainably sourced seafood and potatoes and a delightful choice of daily specials. You can choose whether to takeaway or eat in on their graffiti-covered benches, chowing down on fish and chips or one of their amazing homemade pies. 

Try the lamb and rosemary pie, or grab one of their pie, mash and ‘liquor’ deals for £7.95.

Website: wolfies-hove.co.uk

Address: 90 Goldstone Villas, Hove BN3 3RU

Price: £12-£15

10. The No Catch Co

A truly ethical vegan company can be found in The No Catch Co, who are taking on the traditional fish and chip shop. They made history as the first vegan fish and chip shop in Brighton, just a few steps away from the beach promenade.

Aiming to combat the effects of the fishing industry on the enivornment, they serve 100% vegan fish alternatives made from soy substitute. It has gained a cult following in Brighton, with a great location close to the beach promenade. Try their award winning tofish with tastes remarkably like the real thing.

If you don’t know what to try, just ask their friendly staff.

Website: nocatch.co

Address: 127a Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FA, UK

Price: £11-£13

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