Whether they’re a Friday night treat or a cheeky lunch, fish and chips is always a great option.
Crunchy batter, flaky fish and perfect chips – is there anything better? An Irish institution, fish and chips in the capital keep getting better and better. While we’re willing to bet that there are people that would literally fight over their favourite chipper, we have a few favourites that we think offer the best fish and chips in Dublin.
1. Leo Burdock
Werburgh Street, Christchurch
Leo Burdock, affectionately known as Burdocks by all Dubliners, is the capital's oldest chipper. Known for its delicious food and affable staff, Burdocks certainly serves up some of the best fish and chips in Dublin. Burdocks now has several locations around Dublin, but we think this is the best one of them all.
2. Fish Shop
Everything at Fish Shop is delicious, but their fish and chips are easily some of the best in Ireland, let alone Dublin. Served up with tartare sauce and crispy chips, the fish changes daily depending on what is available, so you know your meal will be ultra fresh.
3. Klaw Seafood Café
Niall Sabongi's Seafood Cafe serves up some of the best fish and chips in Dublin. Consisting of crispy breaded scampi, perfect hand-cut chips, creamy tartare sauce and a slice of fresh lemon, this dish is near-perfect.
4. Beshoffs The Market
West Pier, Howth
Beshoffs is another Dublin institution with multiple locations around the county, but the Howth location is easily the best. Overlooking the sea, Beshoffs The Market serves up heaps of freshly caught seafood at the onsite café and grill alongside an excellent fishmonger. The fish and chips here and perfectly crispy, full of flavour and as fresh as possible.
West Pier, Howth
Another Howth location, Octopussy's serves amazing seafood tapas. With beer battered fish, freshly cooked chips and gorgeous views on offer, this spot is worth the trip out of the city. There are plenty of great options available here, so if you're not feeling fish and chips, you'll have a lot to choose from.
Harbour Road, Dun Laoghaire
Hartley's is easily one of Dún Laoghaire's best restaurants, known for its great atmosphere, harbour views and delicious chicken wings. There are two types of fish and chips offered in Hartley's, fresh halibut or fresh cod, both of which are coated in beer batter and served with hand cut chips, pea purée tarragon vinegar and caper aioli. You can't go wrong with either option, as both are packed full of flavour and super fresh.
7. The Dalkey Duck
Castle Street, Dalkey
While it's a little bit outside of the city, Dalkey offers a lot of great options for food, including The Dalkey Duck gastropub. The fish here is battered with tempura, which makes it ultra light and crispy. If you're heading to this picturesque village, then we definitely recommend you stop into The Dalkey Duck.
Where do you get fish and chips from? Let us know in the comments below.