One of New Zealand’s top award-winning fish and chip shops is in the South Canterbury town of Waimate.
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 South Canterbury includes the following recommendations:
The Naked Chip
45 Shearman St, Waimate, South Canterbury
Owners Rene Bullock and Beverley Knowles opened The Naked Chip in 2012. They stock up to seven varieties of fresh fish and Bluff oysters and whitebait when in season. And they even serve pizzas from their Italian stone oven for those who are not so keen on fish and chips.
Hassall Street Takeaways
18 Hassall St, Parkside, Timaru
Highly commended in the regional section of the 2013 Best Chip Shops competition, a joint winner of the regional award in 2011 and a finalist in 2010.
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