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Christchurch's Best Fish And Chips

Credit: Graeme Murray

The Best Fish N’ Chip Spots in Christchurch

A classic Kiwi summer isn't complete without a few trips to the local Fish n’ Chip shop, or for those looking for a slightly more up-market version, many restaurants and cafes also feature fish and chips on their menu.

Whether you enjoy yours during a picnic with the family or sitting at a restaurant on a wharf, we can all agree that they're a favourite food option for people all over the country. 

In and around Christchurch and Banks Peninsula we're fortunate to have an array of fantastic Fish n' Chip options to choose from.

Here's our pick of five spots that are very popular – and for good reason!

Red Snapper

A trip to the beach is always made better with Fish n’ Chips to fill your belly after a hot day in the sun. Red Snapper in Sumner has long been a hot spot with locals and visitors alike, but the shop just keeps getting better and better. The addition of an onsite filleting room means that customers can purchase the freshest seafood every day. Grab some takeaways to enjoy on the beach or eat onsite in their outside dining area.

25 Wakefield Avenue 


Fush Shore Bro! 

Fush is a whānau-owned and operated hospitality business in Christchurch, that provides fresh and delicious kai to their manuhiri (guests) and the community. They are all about serving their people and are passionate about ensuring te reo Māori is accessible for everyone. From fresh kaimoana (seafood) to fried chicken and succulent burgers, there is something for everyone at Fush. You can dine in or takeaway at either of their locations.

Wigram and Prebbleton

Cracroft Fresh Fried

Grab some chups and head for the hills!

Cracroft Fresh Fried is a Fish n' Chip takeaway shop at the bottom of the hill in Cashmere and is very popular with the locals. If you're wanting classic Fish n' Chips for the whole family, then this is the place for you. With an extensive menu and a range of fresh fish to choose from, Cracroft Fresh Fried has you covered! Visit their little store to grab some takeaways and head to the hills for a picnic!

148 Cashmere Road 


Pomeroy’s Pub

On the edge of the CBD, Pomeroy’s Pub is a must when it comes to Fish n' Chips. Popular for their craft beer and English-style interior, Pomeroy’s are also well-known for their delicious food. Their chips are out of this world – pair them with some fresh fish and you have a match made in heaven. Dine in at this super cool location, right by the Avon River.

292 Kilmore Street 

Akaroa Fish And Chips

The Akaroa Fish and Chip shop is famous for its fresh food and stunning waterfront location. Nothing beats a good chip and Akaroa Fish and Chip shop certainly does some great ones – think the perfect crunch to potato ratio. This place is pumping throughout the year and for very good reason. Dine onsite overlooking the water or takeaway and eat on the beach!

59 Beach Road