Best Fish & Chips Norfolk: 14 Top Places

What better food is there to eat by the Norfolk seaside? I love fish and chips, and when I’m away from Norfolk, I crave them on a regular basis!

I’ve eaten this traditional British food in every seaside town and fish and chip shop in Norfolk, and am now sharing with you my top Norfolk fish and chip experiences.

Whether you’re taking your fish and chips away to eat in the wrapper or you’re looking for eat-in fish and chip restaurants, we’ve got all the best fish and chip shops in Norfolk for you to enjoy!

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What Makes the Perfect Fish and Chips?

Fish and chips are not a Norfolk speciality by any means, but when you’re on holiday and by the sea, fish and chips are a must!

All of Norfolk’s seaside towns have good fish and chip takeaways, and some provide a restaurant area where you can eat fish and chips direct from the fryer to your plate.

Personally, I think fish and chips are best eaten from the wrapper, perched on the sea wall or prom!

For me, fresh and top quality fish (haddock or cod, I don’t mind), crispy batter and very slightly soggy chips made with locally grown spuds, served hot and doused in salt and vinegar, make the perfect combination.

I don’t want ketchup or mushy peas, but I do enjoy a pile of scraps – the little bits of batter which fall off and get fried. Variously called bits, scrumps, scrags, screeds, scratchings and even fish bits depending on where you’re from in the country, scraps are an added treat.

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The Top Ten Fish and Chips in Norfolk

No. 1 Cromer

Address: 1 New Street, Cromer NR27 9HP

Opening Times: Monday to Sunday 12 noon to 8.30pm

No.1 Cromer fries up award-winning fish and chips on the seafront, where you can eat in or take away, and for me they are the best eat-in fish and chips in Cromer, if not the Norfolk coast!

Upstairs No. 1 Cromer has an enviable pier view and offers a simple menu where Cromer fish and chips are the stars of the show, and rightly so. Eat upstairs and you can add starters and a dessert, along with a glass of wine or a beer.

Downstairs No. 1 Cromer serves the same menu in functional surroundings, and tables are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, or you can take your haul out and eat perched on the nearby sea wall.

Owned by the Michelin-starred chef Galton Blackiston, who also owns nearby Morston Hall, eating here at No. 1 Cromer is a real pleasure. If you want to sit upstairs and linger over the view, I would suggest booking in the summer months.

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fish, chips and mushy peas served with a slice of lemon and parsley on a white china plate

Grosvenor Fish Bar Norwich

Address: 28 Lower Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EL

Opening Times: Monday to Thursday 11.30am to 7.30pm, Friday and Saturday 11.30am to 8pm, closed on Sundays.

I love this place! Not only can you get some of the best fish and chips (and lots of other delish things) in Norwich here, you can eat them in a funky restaurant-come-café in the heart of the Norwich Lanes, whilst listening to laid-back music with a glass of fizz in your hand!

Grosvenor Fish Bar will also let you take out to eat from the wrappings, let you collect to take home, order in advance for collection, and will even send your fish and chips by Uber Eats.

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Grosvenor fish bar with colourful chairs lined up outside and pretty lighting inside

French’s Fish Shop Wells-next-the-Sea

Address: 10 The Quayside, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AH

Opening Times: Sunday to Thursday 1.30pm to 7.30pm, Friday and Saturday 11.30am to 8.30pm

The best traditional fish and chips in Wells-next-the-Sea come from French’s Fish Shop which has been serving them right on the quay since 1921.

An award-winning, family-owned fish and chip shop with both take away and restaurant, French’s enjoys panoramic views of the famous Wells Quay making it a popular spot all year round. We love to take our fish and chips out and et them on the wall watching the boats come and go – just like in the image below.

With gluten free options on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and an ever-changing specials board, there’s nowhere better in Wells for the best Norfolk fish and chips.

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people eating fish and chips on a harbour wall with a sailing boat and cars beyond

Eric’s Fish and Chips Thornham

Address: Drove Orchards, Thornham Road, Hunstanton PE36 6LS

Opening Times: Monday to Sunday 12 noon to 8.30pm

Just outside Thornham village in the pretty and peaceful Drove Orchards is Eric’s Fish and Chips, who also have a branch on Fish Hill in Holt.

I can say, after sampling them a fair few times, that Eric’s fish and chips are excellent – crispy batter, slightly soggy chip shop chips and a great selection of sides including battered squid rings and deep-fried black pudding.

Eric’s fish and chips can be eaten in or taken away, to the outside dining space or as a picnic in the apple orchard, part of Drove Orchards, where there is also an excellent farm shop selling local produce and Eric’s Pizza place too.

And yes, there is an Eric! The business is owned by Eric Snaith, head chef at Titchwell Manor whose aim is to “make fish & chips the way they should be – simple, fresh and tasty using the best local ingredients.”. Sounds pretty good to me!

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Ron’s Fish and Chips Norwich

Address: Stalls 94-95, Row D, Norwich Market, Market Place, Norwich NR2 1ND

Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 10am to 2.30pm, closed on Sundays.

Widely known as the best chippy in Norwich, Ron’s Fish and Chips in Norwich Market was first opened in 1953 by Ron’s grandfather and today the third generation of the family continues to run the stall.

Ron serves up cod and sausages in their own crispy homemade batter along with hand-cut chips made from potatoes grown in nearby Horsford – a simple offering but a really good one that offers value for money too.

You can take away to eat at one of the many places around the market where you can find a perch. Don’t be put off by the queues which sometimes form at peak times, the team are good at serving quickly and you won’t have to wait long.

Battered fish and chips with a plastic fork, served in a polystyrene tray

Ormesby Traditional Fish and Chips

Address: The Green, Ormesby Saint Margaret, Great Yarmouth NR29 3JT

Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 4pm to 8pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays

Located by the village green in the charming Norfolk village of Ormesby Saint Margaret, Ormesby Traditional Fish and Chips serves fresh and locally sourced fish and chips, cooked in beef dripping.

This is a takeaway service only, but the chip shop is on the edge of a small grassy park, so you could take a picnic blanket and enjoy you’re fish and chips nearby.

The Ormesby chippy is just a few miles inland from Great Yarmouth and close to beautiful Ormesby Broad.

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Outside of a dish and chip shop, painted creen with a Pukka Pies sign outside

Henry’s of Hunstanton

Address: 15 The Green, Hunstanton PE36 5AH

Opening Times: Monday to Thursday 11.30am to 5.30pm, Friday and Saturday 11.30am to 7pm and Sunday 11.30am to 4.30pm

Henry’s Fish and Chips, located in the heart of Hunstanton overlooking The Green and the Wash, are the new kids on the block and stiff competition for Fishers of Hunstanton, the resort’s other well-known and more historic chippy.

Having opened in 2019 hasn’t stopped them from being awarded third place by the National Fish and Chip Awards in the Fish & Chip Restaurant of the Year category.

A member of the National Federation of Fish Friers, Henry’s serves sustainable fish with their cod, haddock and plaice caught from government-monitored areas in the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea where over-fishing is carefully monitored and the catch is wild, traceable and sustainable.

Cooked the traditional way in beef dripping, the fish is flaky and a good size, and the chips are chunky and just how I like them!

You can eat inside or on their terrace, or takeaway, always my choice here as you can walk out to the seafront and find a perfectly placed bench or patch of grass to sit and enjoy your meal.

Fish and chips served with mushy peas in a metal container, on a white plate

Chish and Fips Norwich

Address: 53 Angel Road, Norwich NR3 3HR

Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday 12 noon to 1.30pm and 4.30pm to 9pm, Saturday 11.45am to 1.30pm and 4.30pm to 9pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays

Chish and Fips were one of the winners in the fish and chip category of the Good Food Awards for 2023, the fifth consecutive year the fish and chip shop has won the gold seal award.

Established for over 80 years and a Fry Magazine Top 50 Takeaway, Chish and Fips offer great service and really well-cooked fish and chips, using 100% certified sustainable fish which is caught in the North East Atlantic Sea.

Chish and Fips is a proper local chippy and takeaway only. It’s on a residential street in Norwich city, so if you’re not a local, the best bet is to grab your booty and eat it in the car!

Crispy battered cod and chips in a white platic tray, in front of a chip shop

Platten’s Fish and Chips Wells-next-the-Sea

Address: 12A The Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AH

Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday 12 noon to 1.30pm and 4.30pm to 9pm, Saturday 11.45am to 1.30pm and 4.30pm to 9pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays

Just two doors down from French’s with not even a thin flake of fish separating them on quality and taste, Platten’s have been frying in Wells since 1966.

All their fish is FAS accredited and MSC certified as being sourced from sustainable fisheries and caught in the Barents Sea. They also work with local fishermen to catch fresh fish, which literally comes off the boat and into the restaurant.

You can eat in or take away, choosing the iconic sea wall as your table and chair when the weather is kind, or the indoor dog-friendly restaurant, when it’s blowing a North Norfolk coast hooley!

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Fish and chips served in paper with 'catch of the day' written on it

Dave’s Fish Bar & Restaurant Sheringham

Address: 7-11 Co-Operative Street, Sheringham NR26 8DX

Opening Times: Monday to Friday 12 noon to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm, Saturday 12 noon to 7pm, Sunday 12 noon to 6pm

A traditional chippy, Dave’s Fish Bar and Restaurant does the best traditional Sheringham fish and chips, although the Sheringham Trawler is a close second. It’s no surprise that Dave’s was awarded a Tripadvisor Travellers Choice in 2022.

Eat in or take away, everything is always freshly fried and the batter is light and crispy. Choose from cod, haddock, plaice, rock or scampi to go with your chips, which have that distinct slightly soft chip shop texture and flavour – perfect!

Dave’s also offers gluten free fish and chips, just ask when you order. If you want to take away, you can order in advance for collection – be aware that takeaways are cash only.

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battered fish, chips and peas with tartar sauce and a lemon wedge

Mary Jane’s Fish & Chips Cromer

Address: 27-29 Garden Street, Cromer NR27 9HN

Opening Times: Monday to Sunday 11.30am to 8pm

The pale blue exterior may be unassuming, but Mary Jane’s fish and chips are legendary and have been served in Cromer for over 46 years.

First opened in 1977 Mary Jane’s has remained in the same family, growing from a small takeaway to one of Cromer’s most enduring landmarks, whilst keeping alive the traditions and values that the chippy began with.

Nowadays, you can eat in or take away. Choose the latter and wander down to the beach or pier for fish and chips with a view.

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Crispy battered haddock and chips on a white plate with blue edging

Will’s Plaice Fish Bar East Runton

Address: Beach Road, East Runton NR27 9PA

Opening Times: Friday 5pm to 7.30pm, Saturday 12.30pm to 2pm and 5pm-7.30pm, closed Sunday to Thursday

A classic seaside chippy, Will’s Plaice serves traditional fish and chips, with a few homemade goodies like fishcakes and tartare sauce on the menu.

There’s a small outdoor patio if you want to eat your fish and chips al fresco – and who doesn’t when the sun is shining? – or you can head down Beach Road for a fish and chip picnic on the sands.

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Fish and chips with a white pot of tartare sauce, served in newspaper and a white plastic tray on a blue wooden table outside a chippy

The Mermaid Burnham Market

Address: Creake Road, Burnham Market PE31 8EA

Opening Times: Tuesday 12 noon to 2pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm, Wednesday and Thursday 4.30pm to 7.30pm, Friday 12 noon to 2pm and 4.30pm to 8pm, Saturday 4.30pm to 8 pm, closed Sundays and Mondays

The Mermaid is a traditional takeaway British fish and chip shop in Norfolk’s so-called Chelsea-on-Sea, Burnham Market.

Offering a good selection of fish and chip shop mains and sides all cooked to perfection, including delicious homemade curry sauce, The Mermaid is a popular option in the village with locals and visitors.

There are a couple of tables outside to sit and eat, but this is essentially a takeaway which makes freshly fried and tasty fish and chips very well. Enjoy!

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Blue painted fish bar in the evening, with wooden picnic tables out front

Sally’s Fish and Chips Hunstanton

Address: Seagate Road, Hunstanton PE36 5BD

Opening Times: Hours are seasonal, please check their Facebook page for updated information and local info.

Sally’s has been frying in Sunny Hunny for over 30 years and is popular with locals and tourists.

The portion sizes are very generous, scraps are readily available and the fish and chips themselves are just how I like them.

Located behind the Rainbow Park fairground, you can eat in, or take away, which makes a great break between the rides and amusements on Hunstanton’s seafront.

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Fish, chips, scraps and mushy peas served in white chip paper

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