Fish and chips on the way to or from New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula are a genuine treat but the debate as to where to buy them goes on.
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 the Coromandel includes the following recommendations:
State Highway 25, Thames
It’s not a specialist fish and chip cafe but they are a popular option on the menu.The cafe was highly commended in the regional Best Chip Shop awards in 2013. The main attraction to this cafe is its unusual decor as it serves as a shrine to the British royal family. Converted from a service station, this cafe is home to a huge collection of memorabilia and royal souvenirs, including jewellery, cutlery, clothing and a mass of stuff emblazoned with the Union Jack.
595 Front Miranda Road, Thames
A family-owned business in the grounds of the Miranda Hot Springs where bathers can work up an appetite before chowing into typically New Zealand fare that includes fish and chips, and a seafood platter (fish, oyster, mussels, prawn cutlet, squid ring, scallop, chips and salad). Highly commended in the regional Best Chip Shop awards in 2013.
Our guide to the best fish and chip shops in New Zealand
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