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Best Fish and Chips in Sydney

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Published September 26th 2019
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You can catch your own, but there's no shame in fish and chips at your local takeaway. The best family-owned seafood shops are local institutions, serving the perfect meal of crispy chips and fish fresh from the Sydney Fish Market for decades.

Begin your search for the top fish and chips in Sydney with these top 5 choices.

Bondi Surf Seafoods - 128 Campbell Parade, Bondi - (02) 9130 4554
Bondi Beach's popularity as a tourist hotspot pushes with tourists has pushed up prices, Bondi Surf Seafoods is bucks the trend of tourist-prices beside Bondi Beach, as confirmed by the queue of local regulars.

You can grab a lunch of fried fish and a generous serving of chips for $13. From the grilled choices, the octopus, prawns and calamari pack for $20 is a standout.

After mastering the fryer for banana ($2.80) and pineapple ($2.50) fritters, the owners have perfected the best Deep Fried Mars Bar in Sydney, the Mars Bar Delight for $4.50, getting the thumbs up from Mars Corp.

Bondi Surf Seafoods is open 7 days a week 9am - 9.30pm.

Stanmore Fish & Chips - 106 Percival Rd, Stanmore - (02) 9568 2679
After over 30 years service, this recent renovations have setup the new owners for another 3 decades of serving some of the Inner West's best seafood.

The hand cut chips aren't too chunky, but the classic potato scallop is still the king of the carbs.

Pick up raw seafood for a barbecue dinner at home. Arrive early before the fresh salmon is sold out.

Fish and hand-cut chips are great value at $9 with combo packs of fried fish (hake, salmon, barra, prawns, octopus or calamari) and the same glorious chips with salad and lemon ranging from $15 - 17.

Stanmore Fish & Chips is open Wed - Sun, 10.30am - 9pm.

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Beer battered fish and chips with tartare sauce (by Blue Fish)

Blue Fish - 287 Harbourside Promenade, Darling Harbour - (02) 9211 0315
For a special occasion, the Blue Fish restaurant wins the fine dining prize in this top 5 list.

Book a table on the patio at Blue Fish, next door to the redesigned Convention Centre and overlooking the delights of Darling Harbour and Barangaroo on a sunny afternoon. The service staff are friendly and attentive, offering helpful suggestions from the food and wine menus.

Beer battered fish with chips and tartar sauce is $23.50 while the popular seafood platter for two, with salmon, barramundi, barbecue king prawns and calamari, Alaskan crab and seared scallops is $120. There are also seafood paella, rock lobster and prawn linguine dishes.

Blue Fish is open 7 days a week from 8am - 10pm, closing at 11pm on Friday and Saturday.

Fat Fish - 109 Johnston St, Annandale - (02) 9660 3474
Fat Fish, another family-run favourite, is a strong competitor with Stanmore F&C for the best of the Inner West, maybe the best in Sydney.

A constant stream of customers snap up the fish from local markets, especially the grilled barramundi with garlic butter, herbs, chips and salad for $17.90.

Parents can enjoy beer battered fish and chips for $11.50 while the kids eat fish burgers with tomato, lettuce and tartar sauce for $9.50.

Of the salads, the Greek and Mediterranean salads are homemade specialities.

Fat Fish is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

Chish N Fips - 200 Arden St, Coogee - (02) 9664 7100
What makes a great chish and fips shop in competitive Coogee? Price, service, hygiene and quality ingredients cooked to perfection. Who said anything about spelling?

They can't spell, but the owners of Chish and Fips know how to cook fish. As hungry hikers emerge from the Bondi to Coogee coastal trail, they join tourists in the lunch time queues. They've won over the toughest critics - locals - so they must be doing something right.

Fish and chips is $12.30 for hoki, with barramundi or flathead for $17.90 and salmon for $18.90. Enjoy your fish feast at the park, beach or picnic tables.

Chish N Fips is open 7 days a week 11am - 6pm.

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Grilled salmon, chips and salad (by Fat Fish)

Where do you go for the perfect fish and chip lunch in Sydney? Please let us know with a comment.

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The list is missing Ocean Seafoods on Lyons in Drummoyne
by margs (score: 0|4) 1153 days ago
For a lovely day out - head to Watson’s Bay on the ferry. Doyle’s Kiosk really do an ample and delicious serve. There’s plenty of seating with wonderful water views, or just lounge on the lawns and enjoy. At Bondi Junction Westfield, there’s fresh fish and chips on the lower food court near Harris Farm for $8.00 with a drink included!
by lynmw (score: 1|24) 1154 days ago
Smith's Seafoods (Blakehurst near the older iron bridge) and Oceans Foods (Drummoyne). The others listed above don't even come close.
by kolol (score: 2|149) 2099 days ago
Bottom of the Harbour at Balmoral Beach. Great F&C in a wonderful location - plenty of picnic places to eat by the water.
by Lucy (score: 0|6) 2105 days ago
My favourite is Fisherman's Fresh in Broadway Shopping Centre (not CentralPark) - the fish shop just a few shops before Coles supermarket on the left if you are walking towards Coles.

Basic battered fish and chips for around $9 - more like $11 if you select salmon, flathead or such

Nice Mandarin speaking female owner trying to do her best - last time we visited with friends she was so happy she gave us double-sized servings of salmon and free whitebait.

My favourite chips - golden crunchy and sweet-smelling - don't know what oil she uses - but they taste great to me !
by ultim (score: 2|428) 2106 days ago
Some nice work in this article, good one.
by Former Writer (score: 3|1221) 2107 days ago
Thanks for the info it's always good to know where you can get great fish n chips I'm going to try the Annandale and Stanmore shops . Another great one is Fish on Fire Glebe almost on the corner of Bridge and Glebe Pt Rds opposite a park, the chips are beer battered yum ! I get mine well done love the crunchy ones .....
by tanya (score: 1|37) 2106 days ago
If you live in Sydney's northern suburbs, try Olympia Seafoods, 219 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives. always fresh and cooked to your liking and perfection.
by Renata (score: 1|34) 1154 days ago
What about travelling north (if you dare?) there are many great fish and chip places on the Northern Beaches. Manly Ocean Foods being one Mona Vale Seafood being another
by vaycee (score: 1|11) 2106 days ago
Norwest seafoods at marketown Bella vista near Baulkham hill has great fish, chips,salad ang calamari.
by davniv (score: 0|2) 2101 days ago
Norwest seafoods at marketown Bella vista near Baulkham hill has great fish, chips,salad ang calamari.
by davniv (score: 0|2) 2101 days ago
I agree with another comment, get north of the harbor! Deep Sea Food on Lawrence St in Freshwater does EXCELLENT fish and chips.
by jason (score: 0|2) 2106 days ago
Balgowlah Fish Caf on Condamine St near Sydney Rd has the best fish and chips this side of the Harbour. Huge range of fish, eat in or takeaway. Perfect $10 fish (barramundi) and chips takeaway for eating by the beach!
by diann (score: 0|7) 2106 days ago
Try Alexandria Seafoods on Mitchell Rd near the ParkView hotel.
Grilled blue eyed cod, Greek salad and chips are are a standout.
by georg (score: 0|2) 2106 days ago
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