With a glorious coastline and a host of waterfront eateries and bars, locals and visitors are not short of options in Tauranga and its nearby population centres. The country’s fourth-largest city has plenty of takeaway shops so finding decent fish and chips comes easy.
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 Tauranga includes the following recommendations:
The following were highly commended in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty regional Best Chip Shop awards in 2013.
Welcome Bay Takeaway
248 Welcome Bay Rd, Welcome Bay, Tauranga
Full-range takeaway service.
Pleasant Valley Takeaways
1 Merivale Rd, Parkvale, Tauranga
Doubles as a dairy but is an award-winning chip shop too.
Papamoa Fast Food Domain Takeaway
554 Papamoa Beach Rd, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa
Standard fast food service but does it well and you can take your food to eat on Papamoa Beach across the road.
550 Papamoa Beach Rd, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa
Another chip shop with easy access to the beach (as its name suggests).
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