Wellington has a reputation for some of New Zealand’s best fine dining but the city can do fast food as well as anyone.
Its access to freshly caught fish landed at the port gives fryers the chance to cook up magnificent meals.
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 Wellington includes the following recommendations:
282 Karori Rd, Karori, Wellington
A lengthy menu and diners have the option of taking away or eating in. Highly commended in the regional section of the 2013 Best Chip Shop competition.
So Fine Seafoods
2 Tennyson Ave; Lower Hutt
Highly commended in the regional section of the 2013 Best Chip Shop competition, co-winners of the regional title in 2011 and regional finalists in 2010. So Fine Seafoods won the national Best Chip Shop title in 2008.
The Wellington Absolutely Positive website offers a list of its favourite fish and chip shops in the capital city:
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