Fish and chips on The English Riviera

Friday 7th June is National Fish & Chip Day so why not join in the celebrations and sample some of the finest quality fish from England’s Seafood Coast.

The English Riviera has an impressive collection of award-winning places to eat, many with top celebrity chefs using the very best Devon produce and serving up the nation’s favourite dish. As you would expect from one of the country’s leading seaside resorts there’s plenty to tempt you with gastro-pubs, independent fine dining eateries, family-friendly restaurants and award-winning fish and chip takeaways.

With the world famous, Brixham Fish market on the doorstep, handling over £25 million of fish each year and supplying the local businesses you can be sure that the seafood on your plate is the freshest and very best available.

Take a look at 10 places to enjoy fish and chips on The English Riviera below.

Fish and chips at Hanburys, Torquay

The multi-award-winning Hanbury’s is a family-run business situated in the heart of Babbacombe. It’s popular with locals and returning visitors and there’s a relaxed and informal atmosphere where freshly cooked generous sized portions of succulent fish are served up. Enjoy the amazing views at the picturesque Babbacombe Downs, just a stone’s throw away as you tuck into delicious takeaway fish and chips, accompanied with Hanbury’s own Amber Ale, specially brewed onsite.

Number 7 Fish Bistro, Torquay

A small family run Bistro style restaurant awash with locally sourced, fruits of the sea. Simply roasted or grilled selection of fresh fish including Brixham Plaice and shellfish are served up within a pleasant interior, decorated with lovely fish plaques and sea-themed prints. There’s also an extensive wine list, with over 95 varieties of wines and champagne to accompany your dish, and the wine bar located on the first floor provides the ideal setting to watch the sun go down over Devon’s beautiful bay.

This popular bar, bistro and café has one of the most stunning locations in the entire bay and is best accessed by taking a short ride on the historic Babbacombe Cliff Railway. Perched on the waters’ edge at Oddicombe beach, Three Degrees West is open all year round and has a Mediterranean style décor and ambience. Freshly prepared dishes including daily specials and beer battered Cod with fries and a salad garnish served outdoors on the wide promenade means that you can take in the English Riviera’s enviable mild climate and striking sea views.

A traditional fish and chip shop and fully licensed restaurant on the harbourside in Torquay that uses responsibly sourced fish and seafood and the best British farmed potatoes. The local catch of the day and delicious line-caught haddock or Brixham Plaice, fried or grilled to perfection are firm favourites with quality guaranteed. There’s plenty of space in the recently refurbished 50-seater restaurant or why not opt for a takeaway and find a spot on the lively harbourside to sit and watch the world go by.

Fish and chips at Rockfish Brixham

The South West’s award-winning sustainable seafood restaurants have a wide selection of cooked to order grilled, chargrilled and fried dishes available to suit all tastes. The highest quality fish is selected each day from the nearby Brixham Fish Market and classic seafood dishes on the menu include the traditional favourite fish and chips with Prime Cod Fillet, Bay Whiting Fillet or Line Caught Haddock as well as local specialities such as mussels, plaice and lemon sole. The special children’s menu has small portion dishes as well as a free ocean protector pack and fish stickers to collect. A takeaway menu is available.

Simply Fish is a family run business with its heart in the fishing industry, using local boats to catch and serve up the freshest local fish and shellfish. The restaurant and takeaway are both set in prime harbourside locations and are a great choice for seafood lovers visiting the quaint fishing town of Brixham. Enjoy the charming, seafaring themed surroundings of the restaurant and the local Brixham Pout, Cod or Plaice fried in a light crispy batter, served with mouth-watering double cooked chips.  Jumbo sized pieces of fish are also available on the menu for those with a very big appetite.

This dog friendly café and takeaway is set in a prominent waterfront location with an outdoor viewing platform so you can enjoy the stunning views of the bustling Brixham harbour with its large beam trawlers, heritage sailing vessels and smaller day boats.  Sample the freshest quality, reasonably priced seafood dishes including 100% Cod, served with delicious traditional or cheesy chips, produced from real potatoes and prepared on site each day.

This family run business, close to Preston Sands has been operating for 37 years and has developed a reputation for serving great quality food and having an extensive menu that will whet your appetite. Roy Abbott, nicknamed ‘Baron of the Batter’ by the local press, and his wife Louise welcome new and returning customers to The London Fryer. Try the great value standard, 6oz and King sized, 12oz portions of Cod and Haddock, accompanied with chips and mushy peas or curry sauce as added extras.  Eat in or takeaway available.

Squires is a friendly, award-winning fish and chip restaurant and takeaway just off the main coast road between Paignton and Brixham, and a 10-minute walk from Broadsands beach. Whether you’re driving by or exploring the beautiful South Devon area on foot this is a great place to stop and refuel. The generous sized, quality fish and chips are cooked to perfection and served daily.  This is a popular hotspot with locals as well as visitors.

Fish and chips at Cantina Kitchen

Cantina is just a pebbles’ throw away from Goodrington Sands, a popular beach with locals walking their dogs. The chilled-out atmosphere makes it the perfect place to relax and unwind indoors or under the canopied terrace area. The Cantina is a family-friendly venue with plenty of safe outdoor space for children and dogs to play. Served from midday onwards the innovative menu includes tempting fish and chips with tempura Brixham hake fillet as well as a Vegan fish and chip version with aubergine, miso and seaweed batter. Cantina also has their very own gin, Mermaids Ruin which is distilled and bottled onsite and perfect as a sundowner.

Visit our Be Inspired pages for Top 10 Picnic Spots and Top 10 Views for other places on The English Riviera to enjoy some alfresco dining.

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Hanburys Fish Restaurant Torquay
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Hanburys  Fish Restaurant Torquay

After winning the one of the top five Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year awards, the team at Hanbury's Fish and Chips in Babbacombe are now celebrating another top award. Hanburys fish and chips restaurant and take away is situated in Babbacombe. Hanburys holds a great reputation with locals and regular visitors as 'the place' to sample some delicious fish and chips. You can eat in the restaurant or choose to take away and enjoy whilst watching the sunset on the Babbacombe Downs. There's now a new addition to the repertoire, in the form of Hanbury's Amber Ale.  After setting up a micro brewery on site, the new Hanbury's Ale has been perfected and is now on sale in bottles and on draft.

Cantina Kitchen and Bar Paignton
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Chef at Cantina Kitchen in Paignton, Devon

Cantina Kitchen and Bar is an award wining family run business conveniently located slap bang next to one of the most beautiful dog friendly beaches in Paignton, specialising in serving local Devon produce including fresh fish from Brixham, local beers, wines and ciders. Cantina is chilled-out place for people to relax, unwind and experience great food in a lovely atmosphere! We are extremely family friendly with lots of games to keep both big and little kids entertained. Throughout the year we hold a number of events.

Rockfish Brixham
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Rockfish Brixham

Rockfish is a speciality, sustainable seafood restaurant set in beautiful Brixham on the English Riviera. Whether you’d like oysters, Dover sole and a bottle of Chablis for a special occasion or fish and chips for lunch after walking the dog, Rockfish brings seafood to everyone for all occasions.

Three Degrees West Torquay
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Three Degrees West Torquay

Three Degrees West offers Meditteranean flavour not only in terms of its menu but also its décor and ambience. The most fantastic location for breakfast, ideal for coffee and cake, lovely for lunches and with plenty of tempting tapas on offer this venue really does have something for everyone.  Great food and drink, superb customer service and a view that is second to none. Oddicombe Beach is nestled at the bottom of the cliffs in Babbacombe and Three Degrees West is the perfect place to while away an hour or two..... or maybe three at the water's edge. On sunny days enjoy drinks and snacks on the terrace then spend winter days behind the floor-to-ceiling glass frontage snugly wave-watching while having a hearty lunch

Number 7 Fish Bistro Torquay
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Head chef at Number 7 Fish Bistro Torquay

A small family run Bistro style restaurant providing fresh fish and shellfish either from local boats and markets or Scotland. - Situated overlooking Torquay's harbourside. - Daily special chalkboards

Saltwater Fish Restaurant and Takeaway
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Saltwater Fish Restaurant and Takeaway

Saltwater Fish Restaurant and Takeaway is a traditional, family-friendly Fish and Chip shop located in the heart of Torquay's picturesque harbourside. At Saltwater Fish Restaurant and Takeaway we pride ourselves on using responsibly sourced, high quality fish and only use the best British farmed potatoes. Look out for our special Catch of The Day with grilled, chargrilled, lightly crumbed, crisp fried batter and gluten-free batter cooking options.We work with local fishermen to provide you with exciting new fish dishes daily from line-caught haddock to Brixham plaice!  Some of the finest, freshest fish and shellfish caught in England’s Seafood Coast is landed locally and sold at Brixham Fish Market, the biggest fishing port in England.

Simply Fish Brixham
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Simply Fish Brixham

Here at 'SIMPLY FISH' sustainability is our top priority, we hope to show our customers that local fish is not just about cod and haddock, but introduce them to new varieties. We are looking to provide the freshest local fish and shellfish in the

Nick's Fish Bar Brixham
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Nick's Fish Bar, Brixham, Devon

We use 100% cod and our chips are prepared on site every day with real potatoes Proper traditional fish and chips. Brixham Harbour is located on the southern side of Tor Bay and boasts one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK, plus a thriving fish market to support it. Over 100 fishing boats land and sell their catch at the local fish market on the quayside. A visitor viewing platform is strategically placed so visitors can watch the busy comings and goings of the fishing fleet, made up of large beam trawlers and the smaller day boats. Some of the smaller day boats can actually been seen working at various vantage points around Tor Bay e.g. Berry Head, Fishcombe Cove and Hopes Nose.

Rockfish Torquay
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Rockfish Torquay

Our restaurant is situated on Victoria parade overlooking the inner harbour right in the centre of Torquay. We have 55 covers inside and a small outside covered pavement area where guests can sit and enjoy our seafood. On colder days the restaurant is heated by log burner, a perfect end to a bracing coastal walk. Seafood is delivered to us daily from the Brixham fish market just across the bay next door to our Rockfish restaurant there.

The London Fryer Paignton
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The London Fryer Paignton

Welcome to the London Fryer Your local fish and chip shop, located in Preston, Paignton. Run by husband and wife Roy and Louise Abbott, the London Fryer is a family run business with a whole lot of history. With 37 years of experience, their menu has only grown over time.

Squires of Paignton
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Squires of Paignton

Family friendly fish and chips restaurant and take away. One of the brightest jewels in the English Riviera’s crown, as you arrive in the seaside resort of Paignton, you are met with the welcoming sight of its long stretch of beautiful and easily accessible beachfront, promenade, traditional pier, colourful beach huts and green. What's great about Paignton is that it is a compact resort, with the seafront and town centre shops all within close proximity, making it an ideal Devon holiday resort for that relaxing break away. Once you arrive, you don't have to go far, but of course, there is plenty to see and do in the area if you wish to get out and about and explore.

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