Best fish and chips in Christchurch

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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:

Top choice

Gourmet Seafoods Shirley

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:

Top choice

Ilam Seafoods

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

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