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How To Celebrate National Fish & Chip Day In Newcastle

Celebrate National Fish & Chip Day across the city as we round up some of the top spots to enjoy the finest seafood in the Toon…


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Muscle in with our comrades down at 15 Side this summer and dive into a seafood session that’s slightly different to your traditional chippy supper. Specialising in authentic European cuisine that incorporates a wide variety of crustaceans such as Irish Sea oysters, pan fried scallops and freshly-caught Northumbrian lobsters, Big Mussel is the ideal spot to sip on a wide selection of traditional Belgian beers (not too many mind, they’re pretty strong!) and dive into some incredibly fancy fish.




While we could never tire of a humongous box of cod and chips, it’s always good to change it up when it comes to seafood delights, and boy do Hibou Blanc have just the treat! Go here for a fancy seafood banquet that will live long in the memory. While National Fish & Chip Day is very much a British tradition, this fabulous French bistro knows a thing or two when it comes to serving up a whole load of sumptuous seafood. Whether it's a smoked trout salad for lunch, halibut for a warm summer's day, or a totally indulgent whole grilled lobster for a special occasion (or just a treat-to-self!), there's something for the whole gang to enjoy as we spend some time celebrating seafood!




Looking for a hearty portion of beer battered cod in a cosy pub atmosphere with a craft beer menu renowned for showcasing the very best of the North East? Well, The Broad Chare is the place to be when it comes to a proper traditional pub with outstandingly delicious food. Expect a meaty white cod and triple-cooked chips that are just perfect for dunking in your side of mushy peas. Dreamy! Don't forget to book in advance, especially if you're celebrating on the big day. You won't regret it - National Fish & Chip Day will go down in history!




A real-deal, old-school pub knocking out hearty delicacies and serving lush ales since 1582, it’s no surprise that so many Geordies flock from far and wide to sample their hand-battered cod fillet, chips and tartare sauce. Every detail is spot-on here, from the grease-free batter and chunky chips, to the well-seasoned mushy peas - not forgetting a choice of fish or halloumi for the vegans amongst you. The drinks list is spot on too, so you’re onto a winner with the Old George this summer!




Set in the midst of one of Britain’s most beautiful streets in the former site of the Bank of England, Barluga’s Grey Street location is a unique and unforgettable venue to tuck into North Sea battered haddock and thick cut chips. Another gastro beauty right here in NE1, Barluga’s upmarket chippy supper is one to rival any seaside haunt and a fab spot to hunker down and indulge in a good ol’ British favourite! 



Takeout >>


We’re all for fancy restaurant meals and seafood specialities, but National Fish & Chip Day is all about the classic serving of Britain’s favourite dish. Here’s where you can bag the best of the best… 



This fabulous takeout on Pilgrim Street has Geordies making city pilgrimages every weekend for their amazing chippy favourites and it’s not hard to see why! It’s a great spot to munch on straight-from-the sea cod and thick cut chips mid or post shopping trip in the city. Don’t worry, the diet can resume once beer garden season weather comes to a close and Town Fry’s lush fishy teas are well-worth the diet sabbatical!



A trip over to Bigg Market Chippy always proves to be a rewarding experience for a number of reasons. It may look like a humble chippy house, but this spot sure is a small business with big intentions - banging out humongous fish, marvellous mushy peas and to-die-for fluffy chips. The only way to round off an evening in the Toon if you ask us!




Let’s be honest, you can’t beat a chippy tea on Friday can you? Clayton Street Chippy is forever providing us with the goods, arguably serving up the best fish and chips in the Toon! Think fresh-as it-comes cod wrapped in a crunchy batter, fluffy chips and your go-to side or sauce. Are you a mushy peas, gravy or curry kind of person? We'll have all of the above!



Something different >> 



Sushi lovers, listen up! If you’re keen on sprucing up your palette during National Fish & Chip Day, our pals at Sushi Me Rollin’ in STACK are delivering the goods and you’d be a fool to miss out on the likes of their kimchi tuna, seared salmon, and prawn katsu to name but a few. If all the fish fanfare is getting a tad too much, their vegan offering is packed with a ton of options including their yasai roll and nigiri inari.




The friendly faces at Saltwater Fish Company have always been on hand to provide us with the best produce and expert advice to help cook up a storm in the kitchen, or just enjoy a seafood feast at the Fenwick Food Hall fish counter. Designed for lovers of seafood, this lot operate as both a fish bar and fishmonger with a ‘we cook what we sell, we sell what we cook’ philosophy. With a genuine passion for quality seafood, creative cooking and service with a huge smile, this place is the perfect 'plaice' to visit if you’re keen on creating your own maritime masterpiece this June!




Go all out for fishy Friday and order a three-course dinner from our pals at Dobson & Parnell. Their menus are bursting with flavour and packed with tons of amazing fish options. For starters, go for the North Sea fishcake, tartare and pickled lemon, before treating your taste buds to a roast fillet of salmon, fish stew and saffron potatoes. Last but not least, the dessert. The millionaire’s banoffee pavlova has caught our eye. Now, it may not contain fish, but it’s still sure to go down a treat and after all the seafood sensations we’ve listed, a lush dessert like this is definitely on the cards.




One bite into a sea trout and pea tart at this award-winning Quayside restaurant will have you feeling all kinds of emotions you never knew were possible. Another jewel in NE1’s hospitality scene, the Michelin starred House of Tides is a great spot to go all out for a decadent seafood experience unlike anywhere else in the city. An excellent venue to savour scallops, truffle and lovage, be sure to book in for a special treat, settle in for some incredible food and vibe the night away with a leisurely nightcap as Newcastle’s Quayside comes alive as the sun sinks into the Tyne. 




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