The best places for fish and chips in Sunderland, according to TripAdvisor

Are these the best fish and chips in Sunderland?

Friday, 30th March 2018, 12:48 am
Updated Friday, 30th March 2018, 10:40 am

With Good Friday upon us, the tradition stemming from the christian practice of eating fish rather than meat on the special day of the calendar will be followed by people around the UK.

There are a wealth of places which offer fish and chips in Sunderland and the Echo has been running it's own competition to find the best. But these are the best 'plaices' according TripAdvisor users. Do you agree with the choices?

The Shipwrights

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This riverside pub serves everything from chicken to lamb to mussels, but one of their most popular dishes is the fish and chips.

Home cooked chips and beautifully cooked fish, both served in large quantities, keep customers returning again and again.


Located on John Street in Sunderland, D’Acqua isn’t the typical place for fish and chips, but nonetheless they’re still rated as one of the best in Sunderland.

This restaurant serves a mixture of French, Italian and English dishes, and one of the UK’s favourite dishes, fish and chips.

If you fancy a tasty portion of beer battered North Sea fish, hand cut chips and tartare sauce in an atmospheric restaurant, then D’Acqua is a great place to go.

Minchella's Fish and Chips

Minchella’s offers flavoursome fish and chips right by the sea. If you’re in the Seaburn area and fancy a generous portion of this classic dish after a brisk stroll along the beach, Minchella’s offer an authentic portion of tasty fish and chips.

Although there may be a queue, as this fish and chip shop is a popular spot, it’s definitely worth the wait.

Port of Call

Located on Park Lane in Sunderland, Port of Call gets it name from its proximity to the Sunderland’s port, and the maritime feel makes it a great location for a portion of ‘Mr Moretti’s Fish & Chips’. This tasty dish comprises of fish coated in Birra Moretti batter, chips, peas, tartare sauce and a wedge of lemon.

Liberty Brown

This restaurant is located on Timber Beach Road, Hylton Riverside, in Sunderland, and promises generous portions for those who make the trip over: ‘the biggest fish the boat could safely land’, coated in local beer batter and served with mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce.

Downey's Fish and Chip Restaurant

Downey’s Fish and Chip restaurant offers generous portions of quality fish and chips with all the trimmings.

If you’re having a day out by the sea and would like to either dine in or take your fish and chips away, Downey’s is a good choice.


Located on Edmonton Square in Sunderland, Fountain’s provides a high quality portion of delicious fish and chips.

They provide plenty of choice and everything is freshly cooked, so if you fancy a tasty portion of this class British dish, Fountain’s is a great place to go.

The Salt House Kitchen

The Salt House Kitchen is an atmospheric restaurant located in the Seaburn area of Sunderland.

They serve freshly cooked portions of beer-battered fish with chunky chips, mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce in a cosy, well-presented setting.

Queens Cafe

Located on Dykelands Road in Sunderland, this seaside cafe offers a deliciously tasting, authentic portion of fish and chips. With fresh fish and perfectly cooked chips, Queens Cafe keeps customers returning again and again.

They even offer gluten free options, so if you require this dietary option but still want a tasty portion of fish and chips, this is a great place to go.