Cantabrians are as one-eyed about their fish and chips as they are about their rugby, if the social media pages are anything to go by.
Everyone seems to have their favourite; opinions are often divided. But it’s clear they love their fish and chips.
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 Christchurch includes:
205 Hills Rd, Shirley, Christchurch
This fish and chip shop offers a wide range including deep fried, specialty seafood including a fishermen’s basket and meal deals. Highly commended in the regional section of the 2013 Best Chip Shop competition.
Avenues Magazine came up with its own list of favourite Christchurch chippies in 2014:
211A Waimairi Rd, Ilam
Next best (not in order)
Cracroft Fresh Fried
148 Cashmere Rd, Cracroft
Red Snapper Seafoods
25 Wakefield Ave, Sumner
Redcliffs Fish and Chips
99 Main Rd, Redcliffs
Seaview Road Fisheries
108 Seaview Rd, New Brighton
Our guide to the best fish and chip shops in New Zealand
Northland & Far North Ι Auckland’s North Shore Ι Auckland Ι Waikato Ι Coromandel Ι Tauranga Ι Rotorua Ι Taupo Ι Hawkes Bay Ι Manawatu Ι Taranaki Ι Wellington Ι Nelson Ι Blenheim Ι Christchurch Ι South Canterbury Ι Otago Ι Southland