Fish and chip lovers on Auckland’s North Shore have been well served for many years, with a host of award-winning fish and chip shops, including a national champion.
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 on Auckland’s North Shore includes the following recommendations:
Corner Hibiscus Coast Highway/East Coast Rd, Silverdale, North Shore, Auckland
Oceanz Seafood Silverdale won the national title in 2009 and under new management, took the regional titles in 2011 and 2013, and scooped the top national honours in 2013. The shop is easy to find on the main highway from the Silverdale turn-off of State Highway 1, about 45 minutes north of central Auckland. It’s part of a chain of Oceanz-branded fish and chip shops in Auckland, all sourcing their fish through the city’s fresh fish market.
Next best (not in order)
575 Glenfield Rd, Glenfield
Highly commended in the 2013 Best Chip Shop awards and a joint regional winner in 2011.
Oceanz Seafood Albany
50 Greville Rd, Albany
Multiple award winner, achieving a highly commended status in 2013, a joint regional winner in 2011 and a regional finalist in 2010, 2008 and 2007. Another member of the Oceanz chain.
292 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa
Highly commended in 2013 and 2011, and a regional finalist in 2010.
4/178 Carlisle Road, Browns Bay
Highly commended in 2013 and a regional finalist in 2010.
Our guide to the best fish and chip shops in New Zealand
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