5 Best Places for Fish and Chips in Cambridge and Cambridgshire
Fish, chips, and mushy peas! It’s a favourite in our house and across the country. Finding the best fish and chip shops can be tricky, especially if you are not local. In America, these are many popular food chains like Red Lobster, Bonefish Grill or Long John Silver’s. These restaurants take pride in serving some of the best seafood in America. But when it comes to Cambridge, I’ve prepared a list of our top takeaway picks for fish and chips- you won’t be disappointed.
Eric’s Fish and Chips, St Ives
After great success with their first shop in Thornham on the Norfolk coast, Eric’s expanded to opening a shop in Holt and then most recently opened Eric’s St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Serving traditional fish and chips alongside more modern and quirky dishes such as Halloumi and spinach arancini balls, black pudding fritters, and deep fried Oreos! Eric’s is a premium fish and chip shop in terms of produce, service, and menu choice. As a finalist in the National Fish and Chip Awards last year, the business was recognised for excellence in sustainability, innovation, customer service, and more. The food really is worth every penny. Frying in beef dripping or rapeseed oil, gluten free available. A must visit.
The Sea Tree, Mill road, Cambridge
Now a fixture on Mill road this quality fish and chip shop produces outstanding food using “the best and freshest ingredients.” The Sea Tree also work hard “to minimise their environmental impact by recycling what they can, including all the oil they use. Packaging is either recyclable or biodegradable,” so another plus point! Frying in vegetable oil with no animal or palm used. Gluten free available and some great vegetarian options too, including halloumi fries. Deep fried mars bar anyone? If you are in the city, be sure to visit.
Petrou Brothers, Chatteris
This family run shop has been around for a long time and is still one of the best around. The Petrou brothers are industry stalwarts who have years of experience winning countless awards along the way. They still fry in the traditional beef dripping which gives that unique flavour and crispness. Using locally sourced produce and fish from sustainable sources, the HE pan technology that Petrou Brothers use means that their fish and chips are 7% (700 calories) lower in fat than a standard portion of fish,chips, and mushy peas. Well worth a trip out to the Fens!
The Beach Fryer, Waterbeach
Loved by locals and people around the region, this unassuming shop consistently produces fantastically fresh fish in a light crispy batter- yum. Generous portions and service comes with a smile. Its reputation as one of the best around is well deserved.
The Viking Chip Shop, Milton Road, Cambridge
Friendly, family run The Viking Chip Shop has a strong, loyal following and are highly regarded by locals. Offering a traditional menu, frying predominately in rapeseed oil, produce is fresh and portions are very generous. A solid old school chippy and good takeaway choice.
A drive to the coast?
Located on the seafront NO1 Cromer is the latest venture from Michelin starred chef Galton Blackiston. Not surprisingly with his back ground, the food is superb. Locally sourced produce that is expertly cooked to perfection! Finish off with a scoop Norfolk ice cream and walk along the sea front. A lovely day out.
More of our Cambridge food recommendations here.