There are certain activities that go hand in hand with a trip to the British seaside.
Getting an ice cream, regardless of the weather, for example, or a ham-fisted attempt at a sandcastle. Perhaps most quintessential of all, though, is enjoying a portion of fish and chips. Indeed, for most of us, any excuse will do when it comes to enjoying one of Britain’s most loved dishes.
If you’re off down to Brighton for the day, you’ll find yourself inundated with chippy options along the seafront and in town. And bearing in mind how seriously we take our fish and chips here in Blighty, it’s important you find a place that does our national dish justice.
With that in mind, here are five of the best fish and chip shops in Brighton, whether you’re looking for gluten free options, vegan alternatives or just the original thing.
Captain’s Fish and Chips
Head over to TripAdvisor and number one on the list for “Brighton Fish & Chips” is Captain’s Fish & Chips. Boasting prime position on the Brighton seafront, Captain’s has been around since 1990 with the mission statement of providing an enjoyable dining experience along with their speciality fresh fish and chips.
Part of that dining experience means you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of beers and cocktails with your meal in what is an unbeatable location right on the shoreline. Captain’s is perfect if you’re looking to make your evening meal part of a nice evening out on the town.
If you like to see longevity in your fish and chip vendors, Bardsley’s has been going nearly a century now, with the family-run business now on its fourth generation of chippy-based expertise.
The place to go for the traditional fish and chip experience, Bardsley’s prides itself on offering a proper product from sustainable sources. Hitting an average of 4.5 stars or higher on both TripAdvisor and Google reviews, it would appear they know what they’re doing.
The Little Fish & Chip Shop
A diminutive place that packs a flavoursome punch for vegan fish and chips in Brighton , The Little Fish and Chip Shop does a grand job of both your standard, non-vegan dishes and some tasty vegan alternatives.
All vegan options are fried in a separate fryer to the non-vegan products, while reviews suggest you’ll find reasonable prices, big portions, and plenty of flavour on offer. Hidden away in Hollingdean, The Little Fish and Chip Shop is fast making a big name for itself.
Not everyone goes to their local chip shop for the fish, and if you’re someone looking for an expansive menu beyond the main staples, Fillets offers just that.
Head online and you’ll find plenty of reviews attesting to the generous portions and fresh flavours. Plus, if you’ve got any fussy eaters in the camp, you can keep them happy with a chicken burger or another option off the broadened menu.
Wolfies of Hove
For hunters of gluten free fish and chips in Brighton, look no further than Wolfies of Hove. Wolfies is a family-run business of over 25 years, not only specialising in sustainable fish and chips but also authentic London pie, mash and liquor.
Gluten free batter is available and prepared in a separate, dedicated fryer. As for the pie and mash experience, all pies and liquor are handmade, with ingredients across the menu sourced from local providers, where possible.
Getting to Brighton
Before you get to enjoy your fish and chips on the Brighton seafront, you need to get there. If you don’t fancy taking the car down and dealing with traffic and parking up, you can hop on any number of trains to Brighton running on a regular, daily basis. It’s an easy way to get there and you won’t need to rush your fish and chips as you worry about the parking running out.
Get your tickets today.