Competition between takeaway outlets in Blenheim has raised the standard of fish and chips but also led to some closures and ownership changes.
Two award-winning fish and chip shops stand out, much to the relief of Blenheim residents and visitors to the South Island town.
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 Blenheim includes the following recommendations:
151 High St, Blenheim
Includes species such as Chatham Island blue cod and orange roughy when it can, and provides generous portions. Highly commended in the regional section of the Best Chip Competition 2013 and in 2011.
The New Funky Fish
1 Moran St, Blenheim
Highly commended in the regional section of the 2013 Best Chip Shop competition. As well as serving excellent fish and chips, they also have their own line of custard-filled cake donuts.
Our guide to the best fish and chip shops in New Zealand
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