Having fish and chips when you are by the sea is virtually compulsory. The crunch of the batter, and the saltiness of the chips. Honestly, is there anything more satisfying?
Perth is perfectly situated on the West coast of Australia, and is known for its gorgeous beaches, weather, and everything ocean related. And we all know that fish and chips taste so much better with fresh fish, so where could be better to eat them than Perth?
So in the following post, we will give you the top spots to get fresh, crunchy, delicious fish and chips in Perth and neighbouring Fremantle.
Location: 135 Barrack St, Perth, WA 6000 Ph: (08) 6267 0700
Grand Lane Fish House was founded in 2017, and they champion honest, home cooked food. Their chips are made from good quality potatoes, cooked twice, to create the crunch that we all know and love.
Their fish is sustainably sourced from all around the globe, but they also serve a local fish. This includes barramundi, which is caramelised in sea salt and olive oil. Honestly, doesn’t that sound divine?
Other choices include a classic fillet of South African cape hake, North Atlantic battered cod, battered or pan-fried smoked cod.
If you’re looking to switch things up, try the panko calamari or one of their tacos. Here, fish or prawn tacos, come with chips and a sauce of your choice.
Grand Lane Fish House is inexpensive, with an amazing selection of food and a great atmosphere. There’s even a rooftop terrace. No wonder it makes our list of the best fish and chips places in Perth.
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Location: Shop 9, Woodlands Village, Rosewood Ave, Woodlands, WA 6018 Ph: (08) 9446 4774
Woodlands Fish & Chips serve the type of fish and chips you dream of. The shop is situated by Jackadder Lake Reserve, and is only ten minutes away from the beachfront.
They knock out all the classic choices – premium hake, cod and chips, spicy hake and chips, crab sticks, prawns, squid, mussels and fish cakes.
They also serve some more interesting types of fish. There’s the highly-rated Spanish mackerel, shark gummy, ocean barramundi, gold band, pink snapper, and red emperor. You could eat a different type for fish every day for a fortnight and never get bored.
Location: 115A Brighton Rd, Scarborough, WA 6019 Ph: (08) 9277 0928
Stone Jetty Fish Market is a fish market as well as a fish and chip shop. As they are a fish market, all their fish is locally sourced, ‘as close as possible’, and all of their chips are hand cut and fried to perfection.
They use a yeast risen crispy batter for their fish, but there is also a gluten-free option. Their food is beautifully presented, and always from Western Australia.
The ‘fish of the day’ is always worth checking out, along with favourites such as the spangled emperor, saddle tail snapper, gold band snapper, pink snapper, and dhufish. If you feel like something different from straight fish ‘n’ chips, there are fish burgers, fish tacos, and prawn tacos with a chilli butter.
Order a portion of twice-cooked hand-cut chips on the side and that’s dinner sorted.
Location: 51 Cantonment St, Fremantle, WA 6160 Ph: (08) 9335 1351 Also at City Beach WA & Applecross WA
Clancy’s Fish Pub has been on of the best fish and chips places in Perth for over thirty years, and their Fremantle chain is famous for their chips. They serve some amazing seafood, along with craft beers and perfectly paired wines.
Clancy’s Fish Pub is the place for food lovers, families, wine explorers and beer fanatics. The venue has live music too, so it is the perfect venue for some good food with your loved ones.
They serve classic beer battered fish and chips, grilled barramundi, whiting tacos, red Thai fish curry, chilli mussels, fish burgers, seafood platters, chips with aioli, as well as lemon pepper squid and feta fingers.
Their food is more upmarket, and they have some excellent dishes.
Location: 3/73 Phoenix Rd, Spearwood, WA 6163 Ph: (08) 9494 1160
Fishagogo serves some exceptional Australian seafood. They are known for their remarkable food, good service and friendly staff. All reasons why they make our look at the best fish and chips places in Perth.
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Fishaogo offer classic fish which can be grilled or battered, along with gold band snapper, shark bay whiting, blue spot emperor, Spanish mackerel, shark, and mullet.
They also have their fish of the day signature burger, paired with Japanese mayonnaise and red onions in a Turkish roll. Then there’s their selection of local quid, banana prawn cutlets, scallops, fish tacos, as well as chiko rolls, and let’s not forget, their amazing chips and potato scallops.
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Location: Shop 4/127 Moolanda Blvd, Kingsley, WA 6026 Ph: (08) 9409 6667
Moolanda Fish & Chips has remained a local favourite for years. Based in Kingsley, the fish and chip shop serves some incredible fish and chips – fish that is even popular amongst those who didn’t know they liked fish!
Their prices are relatively inexpensive, and they serve traditional fish and chips, amongst other local delights. This includes snapper, gummy shark, whiting, red spot emperor, dhufish, barramundi as well as scallops, prawns, and fishcakes.
They have a vast range of different sausages, too, as well as a good range of snacks such as banana fritters, chico rolls spring rolls, and corn jacks.
Location: 49/789 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park, WA 6101 Ph: 0459 234 840
Fish Boss is one of the best-rated fish and chip shops in the local area. Here, the focus is on delivering the best quality and Marine Stewardship Council Certified fish. They are keen to work with local fishermen and suppliers to ensure their food is of the most sustainable quality.
Their menu is exciting, and vibrant, with a range of classics, tacos and burgers, as well as healthier options. In their more classic section, they serve dishes such as beer battered fish and chips, squid and chips, prawn and chips, as well as sharing baskets for all.
They serve up some delicious fish tacos, prawn tacos and spicy fish burgers, as well as classic sides such as potato scallops, coleslaw, panko fried prawn/squid and sweet potato wedges.
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Location: 2/21 Dance Dr, Middle Swan, WA 6056 Ph: (08) 9274 4777
Swannies is a small, family run fish and chip shop in middle swan, and is popular for its delicious fish and chips, as well as their dhufish bites.
Fresh, wild caught fish is the star here and you can have it either grilled or battered. Hake, shark, barramundi, dhufish, king snapper, red emperor and pearl perch are all regulars on the menu.
They also serve fresh battered seafood such as crab sticks, mussels, prawns, calamari, oysters and sea scallops. If you have a mob to feed, try a family meal deal. Other crowd-pleasers include a Kiwi dog, Aussie dog, spring rolls, chiko rolls, corn jack, cheese sausage and fish cakes.
Location: 256 Mill Point Rd, South Perth, WA 6151 Ph: 0493 133 194
South Perth Fish & Chips make delicious, crisp fish and chips. Their restaurant is vibrant and small, with great presentation in their food. Their motto is ‘always fresh, always crispy,’ – a promise that they stick to.
The traditional battered fish, shark, barramundi, whiting, and red emperor are all straight from the ocean and into the fryer. For budget-friendly dining, see the meal deals, like the seafood baskets with dim sum, squid rings, and chips.
They also have some delicious extras such as battered prawns, squid, spring rolls, potato scallops, battered pineapple, cheese sausage, crab sticks as well as their unique battered Mars bar.
Pop them on your list of best places for fish and chips in Perth.
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Location: 18/88 Broadway, Crawley, WA 6009 Ph: (08) 9389 6889
Fisch on Broadway is a family-owned fish and chip shop, which was founded in 2015. The family behind the shop have been operating fish and chip shops for over twenty-five years, and they always aim to serve fresh, local, and sustainable produce.
This is a good place to come if you want something beyond the usual fried fillets. For example, they have unique dishes such as dhufish chowder and their baby bronze whaler. They also serve New Zealand hake, Spanish mackerel, shark bay whiting, dhufish, red emperor, pink snapper, and gold band snapper.
They have seafood combos, squid rings, mussels, extra large king prawns, and crumbed sardines. The shop has a full range of sauces to go with your fish, too. This includes tartar, aioli, tomato, chilli, seafood sauce and, our spicy favourite, sriracha.
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Location: Shop 117A, Claremont Quarter, 9 Bay View Terrace, Claremont, WA 6010 Ph: (08) 9284 2403
The Groper & His Wife is regarded by many as ‘Perth’s best fish and chips’, and their slogan is ‘it’ll be love at first bite.’ The restaurant serves some of Perth’s best seafood, along with other dishes.
They pride themselves on their quality, the freshness of their food and their daily specials. They serve classic hake and chips, Spanish mackerel, shark, barramundi, gold band snapper, red emperor, and the unique Tasmanian salmon.
Here, you pick the style of your fish after you have chosen your fresh fish. You can have your fish deep fired and battered with either plain, peri-peri or with Cajun seasoning, grilled, crumbed or crunch spicy. After, you add chips or salad.
They also serve groper bowls, which are salad rice bowls with fresh fish – similar to poke bowls.
Location: 46 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA 6160 Ph: (08) 9335 7755
It’s back to Fremantle for the next of our best places for fish and chips in Perth. This place just has to be included as it’s been doing business since 1928 – so it must be doing something right!
Kailis’ is a Fish market, as well as a café. It is situated directly on the waterfront in Fremantle, and they have an award for the best family dining venue.
Here, you can experience Western Australia’s best, and most fresh local seafood, straight from the harbour side you will be sat next to. The café has two styles of menu, their BBQ menu, and their fry menu.
Their fry menu includes their fresh fish range. They serve traditional battered or grilled fish and chips, along with other fried fillets such as mullet, Albany cobbler, flathead, whiting, market special, local snapper, and Western Australian emperor.
They have delicious extras such as herring, shark bay king prawns, Fremantle sardines, whitebait, New Zealand mussels, squid rings, scallops, mushy peas, and a fish burger.
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Location: 88D Moreing Rr, Attadale, WA 6156 Ph: (08) 9330 6020
The motivation behind Redfish desire is to supply people with quality, fresh fish. Their head chef has been cooking up a storm for over forty years, and wanted to make a change to the seafood scene in Perth.
They source their fish from the fish market several times a week, ensuring that their fish is locally sourced, as well as fresh. Their menu reflects sustainability, as well as creativity.
They serve salmon belly bao, salt and pepper crayfish, Freo sardines, chilli mussels, scallop pies, seafood chowder, dhufish, rock flathead, gummy shark, as well as a huge selection of other fresh fish. Their selection is broad, with every type you can think of.
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Location: Shop 14, Hatherley Parade, Winthrop, WA 6150 Ph: (08) 9310 5501 and more
Tankk was established in 2015, and was voted Perth’s best fish and chips in 2019. Tankk is a family-owned and operated restaurant, and they proudly support local fisherman, ensuring their fish is sustainably sourced and of the best quality.
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Currently operating from 3 locations in Perth – Como, Winthrop and Melville – they have a good selection of fish. They serve hake, Spanish mackerel, gummy shark, barramundi, saddle tail snapper, and red emperor.
Whilst they fry up kilos of fish shop chips, they also offer other crispy delights. Tankk’s thin chips are famous, but you can get sweet potato fries and wedges with sour cream and chilli as well. They have oysters, scallops, prawns, stuffed prawns, squid rings, calamari, along with a range of burgers and fish tacos.
Location: 190 William St, Beckenham, WA 6107 Ph: (08) 9451 4003
William St is a family-owned local business, who care about the quality of their food, and where it comes from. They are popular with locals, and are open seven days a week.
They serve traditional fish and chips, along with several types of platters and meal deals. These include crab sticks, dim sum, pineapple, prawns, squid, and potato scallops. Their shop is easy and quick, with fresh, good food guaranteed every time.
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Location: Karrinyup Shopping Centre, 200 Karrinyup Rd, Karrinyup, WA 6018 Ph: (08) 6383 6500 See Website for Further Locations
As the name says, this chain of fish and chip shops claims to serve fried delights of a traditional British fish and chip joint.
Fish comes cooked in batter, breaded or grilled. The selection is tight – only hake, cod or snapper. However, the team also serve fishcakes, squid rings, crab sticks and a few other options.
If you’re familiar with the chippies of the north of England, you’ll be excited to see both mushy peas and curry amongst the sides. Honestly, if you’ve never eaten hot chips and curry sauce, you haven’t lived! For this menu item alone, we’d have the Great British Chippy listed amongst our top fish and chips places in Perth.
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There are so many places to get fish and chips in Perth. Of course, not all fish and chip shops will be supporting local fisherman, and may not serve the most fresh fish.
In this list, we ensure that these fish and chip restaurants and shops care about their quality. I mean, if you’re going to have fish and chips, you want them to be fresh!