Getting fish and chips is a perfect takeaway meal when you don’t feel like cooking. Affordable and tasty, it is the ideal pick me up – in more ways than one. To help you with your search, we have compiled a list of the best fish and chips Bournemouth and Poole have to offer, located in the most popular areas.
1. Chez Fred, Westbourne, Bournemouth
If you can, it is worth making the trip to locally renowned Chez Fred, which has been running for 30 years across three generations of the very capable Capel family. It is located in stylish Westbourne, approximately 30 minutes walk or 5 minute drive west of central Bournemouth. Jack Black visited here a few years ago when playing the O2 in Boscombe to taste “the best fish and chips in the world“.
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2. Harry Ramsden’s, Bournemouth Pier
Of the centrally located fish and chips options available in Bournemouth town centre, Harry Ramsden’s is one of the best. It’s in an excellent spot right on the beach front, with spectacular views across Poole Bay and towards Bournemouth Pier. However, this location does mean it can be busy in the summer months.
3. West Beach Restaurant, Bournemouth Pier
Although this is an upmarket restaurant rather than traditional chippy, this article wouldn’t be complete without a reference to this marvellous fish restaurant located right on Bournemouth beach next to the Oceanarium (mentioned in this post about indoor activities in Poole and Bournemouth). You can forgive yourself for thinking you are abroad when looking out at Bournemouth’s fine sandy beach, enjoying a glass of wine and a sumptuous seafood meal. The beer battered fish and chips is rather good too.
If you are interested in this restaurant, the Branksome Beach restaurant mentioned at the bottom of this article about pubs and bars in Poole may also be useful.
4. Sunny’s Fish and Chips, Boscombe, Bournemouth
Your typical local chippy run by the ever-friendly Sunny about a 30 minute walk or 5 minute drive east of central Bournemouth. Being situated away from the town centre you get great quality food that is reasonably priced. A good option for those on a budget.
5. Ashley’s Fish and Chips, Southbourne, Bournemouth
A lovely traditional fish and chip shop with great proximity to Southbourne Beach. A 15 minute drive from central Bournemouth, you can park your car by the beach and head to Ashley’s for a delicious takeaway to eat by the shore.
6. Nick The Fish, Penn Hill, Poole
Voted one of the top 50 fish & chip shops in the UK by Fry Magazine, this is another top notch chippy well worth a visit. Nick’s chippy even has a gluten free option and homemade tartare sauce, yum yum.
7. TJ’s Fish and Chips, Lilliput, Poole
This is our local chippy and it does not disappoint. TJ’s is a 25 minute walk or 5 minute drive from Sandbanks Beach and serves reasonably priced but delicious fresh fish and chips. People often buy their dinner here and eat it on Evening Hill watching the sun set in Poole Harbour behind Brownsea Island.
8. Lakeside Fish and Chips, Poole Town
This large fish and chips restaurant opposite the big Asda in Poole Town is a bit of a hidden gem with super views across Poole Harbour’s Holes Bay. The award-winning restaurant does get busy with locals on occasion, so if you would like to dine it is worth booking in advance.
If you are interested in other dining options, you might be interested in the best vegan restaurants in Bournemouth and Poole too.
That’s the end of our list, thank you for reading. Do you know of any fish and chip shops in Bournemouth or Poole we have missed or information we could add? Feel free to get in touch and let us know.