The Best Fish and Chips in Sydney

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Are you even a Sydneysider (or Australian!) if you don't enjoy satisfyingly salty fish and chips in Sydney from oil-soaked butcher's paper every few weekends?

Whether you like them baked, deep-fried, soaked in vinegar, sprinkled with chicken salt or drenched in tomato sauce, here are our top picks for fish and chips in Sydney.

7 of the Best Fish and Chips in Sydney

1. Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Fish and chips in Sydney - Watsons Bay Hotel
For the best fish in Sydney, Watsons Bay Hotel is definitely top of the list!

The location isn't the only thing bringing customers back to this beach club again and again. All the seafood on the menu at Watsons Bay Hotel is to die for, but their beer-battered fish and chips served with tartare sauce and a lemon wedge is undoubtedly a highlight.

Visitors can choose to eat in or grab some takeaway and eat it on the beach out the front - winning!

Location: 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay

2. Charcoal Fish

It's where the locals go - well if you're in Rose Bay!

Charcoal Fish is always a crowd-pleaser when you've got a hankering for the salty good stuff.

You can choose to dine in or grab and go from their mouthwatering menu, which includes mussels, Spanish Mackerel kebabs, tuna burgers, their popular fish and chips box, their crumbed Murray Cod Burger and more.

They've also got alcoholic beverages on the menu if you'd like to enjoy a tipple or two with your meal.

Location: 670 New South Head Road, Rose Bay

3. Bottom of the Harbour

Fish and Chips Sydney - Bottom of the Harbour Balmoral
Bottom of the Harbour in Balmoral is a Sydney institution.

Always busy, no matter the weather, Bottom of the Harbour Seafoods is your go-to for incredible fish in Mosman. 

This local favourite only uses sustainable fish, and they simply must be taken to eat on the beach, in the park, or just looking out at the views over North Head.

The calamari is definitely a highlight, and you'll be satisfied no matter what mood you're in - grilled with a side salad or battered with greasy chips - yum!

Location: 21 The Esplanade, Mosman

4. Ocean Foods

Fish and Chips in Sydney - Ocean Foods Drummoyne
Welcome to one of Sydney's oldest fish and chips spots.

Ocean Foods in Drummoyne have been operating for over 30 years, so needless to say they have fresh fish down pat! 

Grilled, fried, baked or crumbed - no matter which way you like it, Ocean Foods have mastered it and earned the title of "Best Fish and Chips" from the Local Business Awards for 22 years in a row!

Location: 154 Lyons Rd, Drummoyne

5. Fishmongers 

Fishmongers Bondi
For fish and chips in Sydney with style, head to Fishmongers in Bondi.

House crumbed calamari, thin and crispy deep-fried kumara chips, sweet corn, tempura veggies with soy sauce, NZ Hoki, Aussie prawns, BBQ baby octopus, oysters, and so much more - Fishmongers in Bondi know their way around a tasty catch of fish.

Don't feel like leaving the house today? You can get Fishmongers delivered straight to your door via Deliveroo!

Location: Shop 1/57-59 Beach Road, Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach

6. Out of the Blue Clovelly

For fish and chips so fresh you'll think it's still alive! Out of the Blue Clovelly is a family-run fish shop with a touch of French chic. They're practically an institution in this part of Sydney and serve some of the freshest catches around.

Unsure of what to order? Go for their famous crowd-pleasers, including their New Zealand Hoki and Julien's Famous Fish Burger.

Location: 2/272 Clovelly Rd, Coogee

7. Kiwi Style Fish and Chips

Kiwi Style Fish and Chips Sydney
You can't beat Kiwi Style Fish and Chips!

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Kiwis sure do love their fish and chups!

They do them super simply and divinely at Kiwi Style Fish and Chips in Mascot - super crispy chips, pillowy potato scallops, delicious sweet potato chips, and signature beer-battered Cape Capensis fillets from the Atlantic Ocean, cooked in cholesterol-free canola oil.

For the full experience, have yours with a bottle of L&P. 

Location: 895 Botany Rd, Mascot

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