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Here at Taste HQ we were all very excited to discover that this coming Friday is National Fish and Chip Day, and of course, it would be rude of us not support our local chippy’s on such a day!
The only thing that remains to decide is where to go? Never fear, we’ve put together our top choices from across the Island to help you out a little bit…
The Codfather, found on Ryde seafront; right opposite the bus station, is renowned for its tag line “We’ll batter anything” and boy, they weren’t lying. With an ever-changing array of delicious battered offerings, you are sure to find something new to tickle your fancy. Our favourite is the battered halloumi, but for those with a sweeter tooth try the battered Oreos, a real sweet treat. With vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options also available.
Open every-day, even Sundays 12:00 – 20:30 (Weekends 21:20)
Delivery available 17:00 – 20:00 daily.
Stotesbury’s Fish and chip shop, located on Upper St James Street in Newport is the perfect place to get your Friday chippy tea. Established in 1897, it is the oldest fish and chip shop on the Isle of Wight. With both lunchtime and evening specials on offer, along with special family meal deals, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. They also offer gluten free options (must pre-order 30mins in advance) along with homemade special sauces, if you’re not sure which one to take home, you can try them all while you wait!
Corries Cabin, located on Shooters Hill in Cowes, has been around for nearly 16 years now and is still serving fresh and yummy fish and chips. With a super friendly service on offer it has been hailed as the best fish and chips in Cowes and has even won awards as voted for by Islanders. With vegetarian and gluten-free options on offer, along with the seasonal specials, such as haggis supper. For a real treat follow them on Facebook for the hilarious story of #jackthehappypotato!
Right in the centre of Lake, Lake Fish Bar is a Mecca for the hungry folk of neighbouring Sandown and Shanklin. The staff are welcoming and the queues speak for themselves, with this being one of the most popular fish and chip shops on the east coast. The gluten free menu is extensive and is all cooked in a separate fryer. There is also a poster listing all the ingredients and allergens in each item.
The Blue Crab specialises in serving fish, shellfish and seafood. You can choose to take away or sit inside the restaurant. Fully licensed, it’s the perfect spot for a summer evening. You can also purchase your own fresh fish to take home from the onsite Yar Bar – order on Wednesday morning for delivery on Thursday.
Open every day, even Sundays, 11:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 23:00