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Christchurch's Best Fish And Chips

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The Best Fish And Chip Spots In Christchurch

A classic Kiwi summer isn't complete without a few trips to the local fish and chip shop, or for those looking for a slightly more up-market version, many restaurants and cafés 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 and chip options to choose from.

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

Riverside Market

Little Fish Co

A favourite for inner city workers and tourists in the CBD.

Little Fish Co serves up the freshest seafood in the heart of the city at Riverside Market.

Their passion is to provide a fresh ocean to plate experience, from the fisherman to the fishmonger, and then to the inhouse chefs.

From your standard fish and chips to wraps and salad bowls, their menu offers something a little different.

Riverside Market - 96 Oxford Terrace



The Chippy

A local favourite at events.

The Chippy food truck brings classic British-style fish and chips, served with all the trimmings. Think mushy peas, curry sauce and pickled eggs - it’s good innit.

Every fish fillet is cooked fresh to order, or for those that prefer something else, their battered halloumi or beef brisket loaded chips are to die-for!

You can catch them at all the good events in Christchurch and surrounds.

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Richmond Seafoods

A local favourite in the east. 

Serving up crumbed cod and big portions of chips that the locals just can't get enough of, Richmond Seafoods on Stanmore Road is a must for anyone looking for that classic Kiwi experience. 

Grab a fish, burger, or doughnut - all your favourites are on the menu!

249A Stanmore Road.

Coopers Catch Fish N Chips Christchurch

Red Snapper

A local favourite - and a great place to grab some kai to eat on the beach.

A trip to the beach is always made better with fish and 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. 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 Interior Christchurch


A local and tourist favourite - for those looking for something a little more fancy.

Fush is a whānau-owned and operated hospitality business 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

A local favourite - grab some chups and head for the hills!

Cracroft Fresh Fried is a fish and chip takeaway shop at the bottom of the hill in Cashmere and is very popular with the locals. If you're wanting classic fish and 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.


Gourmet Seafoods Fish & Chips Christchurch

Gourmet Seafoods

A local favourite for those looking for unbeatable classic fish and chips.

Gourmet Seafoods prides themselves on their homemade meat patties and chips.

Serving up fresh fish in your choice of crumbed or battered to order.

An East Side favourite for over 20 years.

205 Hills Road.

Akaroa Dusk Over the Harbour

Akaroa Fish And Chips

A tourist favourite - peruse the town in Akaroa and then eat with a view of the sea.

Akaroa Fish and Chips is famous for its fresh food and stunning waterfront location. Nothing beats a good chip, and Akaroa Fish and Chips 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.