Are these the best Fish & Chip shops?

Good Friday holds special significance for Christians, commemorating the day Jesus Christ was crucified. Traditionally, Christians abstain from eating meat on this day, making fish a popular alternative. The symbolism of fish is also tied to early Christianity, when Christians used the fish symbol as a secret way to identify themselves.

Where to Find Your Good Friday Feast

With Good Friday fast approaching, fish and chip shops brace for their busiest day of the year. Here’s a look at some of the top-rated chippies across Teesside:

In Middlesbrough town centre Frydays on Parliament Road (4-star rating on Google Maps) promises a tasty Middlesbrough experience. One reviewer raved: “Their fish and chips are always delicious! The portions are generous, and the batter is light and crispy. Definitely my go-to chippy in Middlesbrough.”

There are many to choose from in Stockton-on-Tees, but Oxbridge Fish Bar (4.5 stars on Google Maps) has long been popular. A recent review says: “Lovely fish and chips, the fish was white and sweet, freshly cooked in a crispy batter they have great selection of food pies, fishcakes, fish bites, scampi etc., very organised so even special orders are quickly cooked, will be back”

Over in Billingham the Forum Plaice Fish Shop on Queensway, a local favorite, has a 4.3-star rating on Google Maps.

If you’re looking to head to the coast to satisfy your cravings for fish this Good Friday:

Redcar’s Sea Breeze on Lobster Rd (4.6 stars on Google Maps) offers a delicious experience with their award winning fish and chips. One reviewer shared: “We had a lovely meal at Sea Breeze last Good Friday. The fish and chips were excellent, and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. We’ll definitely be back!”

Seaton Carew’s The Almighty Cod on The Front (4.4 stars on Google Maps) promises a delightful chip supper. A satisfied customer wrote: “The Almighty Cod is my favourite fish and chip shop in Seaton Carew. The fish is always fresh and perfectly cooked, and the chips are delicious. They also have a great selection of homemade sauces.”

Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Check out Fish Face (4.4 stars on Google Maps) for a well-rated takeaway chippy. One reviewer says: “Fish Face has the best fish and chips in Saltburn. The batter is always light and crispy, and the fish is always cooked to perfection.”

Further afield in Whitby our top choice is Trenchers (4.7 stars on Google Maps). It’s a Whitby classic, renowned for its traditional fish and chips. A recent visitor said, “Trenchers always delivers a great fish and chip experience. The portions are generous, and the staff are friendly.”

A few more popular locations…

Thornaby Fish and Chips on Allensway (4.4 stars on Google Maps) has Thornaby covered with one reviewer exclaiming: “Amazing fish and chips, the haddock was incredible, light batter and not greasy at all, and best of all it was all cooked in vegetable oil. Never change!!”

Seaham’s Ambleside Fisheries (4.8 stars on Google Maps) is a must-try. One reviewer commented: “Ambleside Fisheries is the best fish and chip shop in Seaham. The fish is always fresh and perfectly cooked, and the chips are crispy and fluffy. The staff are also very friendly and helpful.”

Hartlepool residents can find fantastic fish and chips at Westview Fish Shop on Brus Corner (4.6 stars on Google Maps).

Norton Fisheries on the High Street in Norton (4.1 stars on Google Maps) is sure to be busy, with a review stating: “Piping hot and best fish and chips in Teesside. Batter is so light and crispy and fish thick, white and flaky. Chips fat and fluffy.”

Beyond the List: These are just a few highlights—Teesside boasts numerous great fish and chip shops. Explore your local area and discover hidden gems! And remember to be patient with staff who are working hard on this busy day.