The Fish & Chip experience is not just a British staple, it is a worldwide phenomenon. So, as you might expect, Australia’s Melbourne boasts some of the finest fish and chip restaurants in the southern hemisphere.
Here, you can taste fish plucked straight from Australia’s stunning oceans and served with all of the freshness and flavour that you could wish for.
Read on to find the best fish and chips in the whole of Melbourne.
Location: 172 Chapel St, Windsor, VIC 3181 Ph: (03) 9529 1075
Also at 669 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, VIC 3122 Ph: (03) 9939 4412
This fish and chip joint brings the best of British cuisine to the streets of Australia. It offers a large range of dishes to appeal to every palate. From Aussie Fish and Chips to Teriyaki Salmon with Soba Noodle Salad and Burgers and Burritos. Better still, they also provide gluten-free options for those with an intolerance.
The fish is arguably the healthiest option and the batter is light and not overwhelmingly greasy.
Hooked also offers an online pickup option. So, there’s absolutely no reason not to try the delicious fish prepared here.
Location: 121 Chapel Street, Windsor VIC 3181 Ph: (03) 9521 7195
Also at 564 Main St, Mordialloc, VIC 3195 Ph: (03) 9580 2525 & Shop #3, 1-3 Carre St, Elsternwick, VIC 3185 Ph: (03) 9077 8815
This fish bar is the product of years of expertise within the seafood industry. As well as the knowledge and experience gained through generations of working in the business, it is also an innovative fish bar that deploys a modern approach to its fish and chip preparation.
Interestingly, at The Tommy Ruff Fish Bar customers have the opportunity to see which fish they will be eating prior to consuming it. This unique approach is of great appeal to many customers.
This fish bar’s outstanding reputation speaks for itself.
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Location: 45 Chester Street, Oakleigh, VIC 3166 Ph: (03) 9568 3868
If you are looking for an authentic experience then the Oakeligh Fish & Chippery is the spot for you. This is a family-owned Greek, fish and chip restaurant that has been a local favourite for over 30 years.
The menu is extensive with a wide variety of fish to choose from.
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Location: 146 Gaffney Street, Coburg North, VIC 3058 Ph: (03) 9350 3200
The fried fish on offer here is regally golden and the chips have a crisp that will have you salivating for weeks on end.
Their infamous calamari rings are also a must-try and even though it is located in the industrial area of Coburg, you can still taste the freshness of the ocean at one of the best fish & chip restaurants in the whole of Melbourne.
Of course, you could always whip up your own fish supper with our Easy Fish Mornay Recipe.
Location: 3/181 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207 Ph: (03) 9646 1020
Also at Oakleigh & South Yarra & Richmond & South Melbourne & Balaclava & Highett & Templestowe Lower & Bentleigh & Eastland & Moonee Ponds & Epping
Hunky Dory has restaurants across the city for a reason! The fish and chips are mouthwateringly moreish. It offers a high standard of service and the meals on offer also boast healthier alternatives like grilled Salmon and brown rice.
Whilst deep-fried fish is delicious, it’s not known for being healthy. However, if you cook your fish in an air fryer, you can cut down on all that nasty oil. What’s more, modern air fryers can also bake, roast, dehydrate and more! For more information and prices, see here.
These delicious meals can also be enjoyed in a dine-in restaurant which is perfect for family gatherings.
Give them a try and see why they are amongst the best fish and chips in Melbourne.
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Location: 437 Church Street, Richmond, VIC 3121 Ph: (03) 9428 5121
As the name suggests, Richmond Oysters dish up a lot more than simply fish and chips. From an impressive array of live-shucked-oysters, to sashimi, lobster, prawns and more, this place is quite the seafood-lovers paradise.
But don’t worry. They also do some of the finest fish and chips in Melbourne.
Their lunch pack boasts a beautifully golden piece of fish, wonderfully crunchy chips, dim sum and a potato cake that comes alongside tangy tartar sauce and a slice of lemon.
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Location: Mornington Yacht Club, 1 Schnapper Point Dr, Mornington, VIC 3931 Ph: (03) 5973 5599
Drive 45 minutes out of the Melbourne CBD towards the glorious Mornington Peninsula and the first big town you’ll come to is Mornington itself. Along with a bustling urban centre and some rather flash coastal retreats, there are some lovely beaches to explore.
And nestled next to the Mornington Jetty you’ll find a couple of superb spots to grab some fish and chips. The Rocks Mornington and its cute neighbour, the Schnapper Point Kiosk + Bar (SPK Kiosk).
At the refined Rocks Restaurant, the Rocks Fish ‘N’ Chips feature Red Gurnard Fillets, Apple Cider Batter, House Pickled Slaw & Tartare and Chips ($35) and come with fabulous views over Mother Beach. Meanwhile, the SPK Kiosk + Bar does a roaring trade in their Daily Catch Fish N Chips ($27), Fish Tacos ($21) and Salt N Pepper Squid.
However, our top tip is to order the Crumbed Fish Burger ($22) from the Kiosk, enjoy the fresh Fish, Sweet Pickled Zucchini and Bulldog Sauce whilst dangling your legs off the jetty. Bliss!
Location: Boat Shed, 1 Cerberus Way, 212 Half Moon Bay, Black Rock, VIC 3193 Ph: (03) 9533 4028
Or more specifically, The Kiosk, at Cerberus Beach House.
For whilst the Restaurant dishes up Skull Tiger Prawns with Chilli, Lime & Herbs and a rather divine Jerusalem Artichoke Risotto with Wild Mushroom Butter, The Kiosk does Traditional Fish and Chips. And more.
We love that the team does their Fish with a 1/2 portion of Chips. And we’re even bigger fans of their Chip Butty! What’s more, the kitchen puts together a range of fishy Packs & Tasty Bites, as well as Family-size portions.
In addition, there are Burgers – including a brilliant Barra Burger – and a Bakery & Breaky selection.
And if you fancy something a bit posher, there’s always the Cerberus Beach House Restaurant with its tantalising seafood-leaning menu.
Yep, all-in-all Cerberus Beach House does some of the finest fish and chips in Melbourne.
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Location: 165 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe, VIC 3079 Ph: (03) 9497 3541
Theo’s caters for the takeaway style of fish and chips. The quality of the fish and chips is not compromised by this factor. The ingredients are fresh and prepared to an excellent standard.
One example of the excellence on offer here is that the batter is gluten-free. The last minute wrapping of the food also prevents any unnecessary sogginess. Be sure to check out this spot for an authentic, old-school experience and some of the best fish and chips in Melbourne.
Location: 7 Barlyn Road, Mount Waverley VIC 3149 Ph: (03) 9808 4003
Quality, then quantity, are of the utmost importance for Archie’s Fish and Chips. The freshness of the fish is unmatched. You can choose from Flake, Blue Grendalier, Tasmanian Salmon, King George Whiting.
The supreme quality of their fish options is undoubtedly evident and all of these options come accompanied by a variety of tempting sides.
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Location: Beachside, Stokehouse Precinct, 30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda, VIC 3182
If you are going to truly indulge in your fish and chips then they should be eaten by the sea. Paper Fish in St Kilda presents this opportunity. It also showcases itself as a healthy alternative to the traditional option.
Located in a kiosk on St Kilda Beach, it is part of the iconic Stokehouse Precinct. Here, you can sample these dishes within the restaurant or grab a takeaway option and chow down whilst you sunbathe.
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Location: 6 Inkerman St, St. Kilda, VIC 3182 Ph: 0421 825 092
As a British-born Aussie, I will go to my grave swearing that the Brits make the best fish and chips in the world. End of.
So imagine the excitement on hearing about Northern Soul Chip Shop. A real, UK-style ‘chippy’ founded by a couple of bona-fide Manchester lads. And happily, those Northern English roots are evident in their menu.
The Wigan Casino ($24) is a classic combo of Battered Fish (Northerners don’t grill!), Handcut Chips, Mushy Peas & Tartare Sauce. Delicious.
But, for our mind, the stand-out offering is The All Nighter ($14) – a Chip Butty with Curry Sauce. For anyone who’s found themselves hungry when they’ve exited a club or pub on a rainy Saturday night in a Northern English town, this is manna from heaven. Honestly. Get yourselves over to the Northern Soul Chip Shop and give it a try. You won’t regret it.
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Location: 844 High Street, Thornbury, VIC 3071 Ph: (03) 9484 2668
This fish and chip spot utilises it’s years of experience within the fish and chip industry whilst showcasing modern, fresh alternatives to the classic option.
Now don’t panic. Those classics are still available (and are wonderfully tasty!) But there is also an array of grilled salmon, fresh Greek salads and other varieties of fried goods on offer.
Whether you are looking for a naughty treat for a cheat day or feeling like being uber healthy, Fish on High has an option to suit your every need. No wonder it makes our list of the finest fish and chips in Melbourne.
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Location: 145 Beach Street, Frankston, VIC 3199 Ph: (03) 9770 1414
Captain Gummy’s is a family owned and run business that is renowned for it’s wonderful service and delicious meals. Their main priority is keeping their food fresh and delivering the finest quality cuts to their consumers.
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The chips are equally as more-is and have the right balance between crunch and fluff! This reputable spot has been serving the public for over 25 years and will surely be around for many more years.
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The Fish Market
Location: 272 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121 Ph: (03) 9428 8574
The fish market provides you with a variety of options to salivate over. You are welcomed to dine in at this restaurant, based in Richmond and they also present a take-away alternative.
They boast fresh catches of Flathead Tails and Tuna coupled with golden, crisp-laden chips and expertly crafted potato cakes. The fish market is not one to miss.
Editor’s Note: Sadly, we’ve been informed that The Fish Market has closed. We will let you know when we know more.
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Location: 104 Middleborough Road, Blackburn South, VIC 3130 Ph: (03) 9808 8055
The team at Harry’s Fish and Chips call themselves The Chip Professionals, and rightly so. There are no false pretences here and this is why Harry’s Fish & Chips is such a reputable venue for locals and visitors alike.
They boast an incredible 40 years of experience in the fish and chip industry and thus, they know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to crafting golden excellence.
There are also a variety of alternatives to suit every need and requirement. This includes a gluten free menu.
Once you’ve visited Harry’s, you’ll undoubtedly return time and time again.
It definitely serves some of the best fish and chips in Melbourne.
Location: 134A Station Street, Fairfield VIC 3078 Ph: (03) 9481 3790
The venue boasts food as royal as its name.This shop prides itself on delivering service with a friendly, warm smile. It also boasts some of the freshest seafood in the whole of Melbourne.
They also present the option of a family pack which will enable you to feed the entire family with hearty portion sizes. King George is as regal as it claims to be and is thoroughly recommended.
To conclude, Melbourne incorporates this traditionally British dish with ease and expertise and these fish and chip spots are undoubtedly evident of the culinary brilliance that is contained within this city.
All of these venues use fresh ingredients that will be sure to satisfy your craving for golden batter and perfectly salted chips.
Whether you are looking to enjoy a takeaway by the sea or catch up with loved ones over a luxurious fish dinner, you will be sure to find the spot to suit you.
The majority of these eateries also contain gluten-free and healthy alternatives so you can rest assured that you will find the perfect option to suit your individual palette and dietary needs.
So get out there and try some of the best fish and chips in Melbourne.