Northland and the Far North has some fine fish and chip shops, boasting national awards and international recognition for some.
To help identify the best fish and chips in New Zealand, we’ve drawn on many sources including which fryers have taken awards at the national Best Chip Shop competitions. These awards have run since 2006 and are a useful guide to identifying the best in the country and in each region.
Our guide to the best fish and chips in New Zealand includes the following recommendations for the northernmost parts of the country:
91 Kamo Road, Whangarei
Highly commended in the Best Chip Shop competition in 2013 and 2011, and a finalist in 2010.
Mangonui Fish Shop
137 Waterfront Drive, Mangonui, Far North
An hour north of Kerikeri, this licensed restaurant provides a range of fresh seafood and cooks it to order. The Mangonui Fish Shop is promoted in international guides as New Zealand’s “world famous” fish and chip shop, and it caters for many thousands of tourists drawn by its reputation. The restaurant sits over the water with beautiful views of Mangonui Harbour and Doubtless Bay.
Our guide to the best fish and chip shops in New Zealand
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