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The best fish and chips in Auckland

There's nothing better than deep-fried fish and chips by the beach, but with so many dotted around Auckland, where's the best?

The best fish and chips in Auckland

Apr 8, 2022 Cheap Eats

Tipene’s Takeaways
648b New North Rd, Morningside

The best chips around, hands down. Hand-cut and beer-battered, there is a startlingly obvious quality difference from the usual from-frozen Wattie’s. The fish batter is crispy and light, plus some specials like homemade mac and cheese and mushy peas keeps you on your toes.


Best Bait
1 Coronation Rd, Māngere Bridge

Best Bait is in the best spot in a beautiful area. Eat your fish and chips along the grassy waterfront, which boasts plenty of picnic tables if you’ve forgotten your mat. Get the ika mata, too, and even some fishing gear while you’re at it.


Greenwoods Fresh Catch
1 Pah Rd, Epsom

This shop is run by the friendliest couple in the game, which certainly helps them to stand out from the crowd in a jam-packed genre. The fish (and, well, the chips) is as good as anywhere, and they personally reply to every single Google Review.


Nana’s Fish House
36 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill

Of course you want to eat fish and chips at a place called “Nana’s Fish House”. Like, who wouldn’t? There’s the usual array of what you’d expect; we like capping off the meal with its deep-fried ice cream, rolled in cinnamon sugar. Plus, halal certified. 


200 Jervois Rd, Herne Bay

There’s always a little hint of tall poppy syndrome that strikes when writing lists like this. Should we include the very popular, the almost universally praised? The answer is that when it actually deserves it, like FishSmith does, then, yes. Yes, you do. We like the tacos here, especially.


This story was published in Metro 433.
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