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8 of the most mouth-watering fish and chip shops in Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 13:15 13 December 2016 | UPDATED: 16:00 03 May 2017

Grosvenor Fish Bar in Norwich (Alan Childs, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Grosvenor Fish Bar in Norwich (Alan Childs, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)


Nothing is more British than the fish and chip shop. Whether you prefer enjoying them by the seafront or slouching on your sofa, Norfolk has got you covered. Here’s a local’s run down of the best hidden gems to visit whilst you’re here.

1) The Grosvenor Fish Bar, 28 Lower Goat Lane, Norwich

The Grosvenor Fish Bar has been a much-loved resident of Pottergate for over thirty years but is far from the average chippy. As well as serving all the much-loved favourites, the menu at Grosvenor’s includes some unique dishes such as Five Quid Squid (garlic squid rings with alioli), Looney Tooney (a succulent tuna steak roll served with wasabi mayo), and Bass with Sass (a seabass wrap featuring tangy mango salsa) to keep the foodies happy. The shop has also teamed up with its neighbouring pub The Birdcage (another quirky Norwich hotspot) so you can now enjoy your meal with a nice cold beer - they’ll even bring it over to the pub for you. Even more good news, the owners have recently finished expanding into the empty shop unit next door which means more happy eaters!


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2) Mary Janes, 27-29 Garden Street, Cromer

Don’t be fooled by the modest appearance of this little blue restaurant on the North Norfolk coast, because its classic fish and chips are not to be missed. The staff at Mary Janes have been serving the people of Cromer (and its many visitors) for over fifty years. The place is a perfect example of the phrase ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, offering an opportunity to enjoy the classic fish and chip shop atmosphere while enjoying delicious dishes that have stood the test of time.

3) French’s Fish & Chips, 10 The Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea

The French family have been running their award winning fish and chip shop for a staggering ninety years. As easy as it would be to get distracted completely by Wells’ picturesque natural coastline, this is definitely not a place to just walk past; the smells from the kitchen will surely lure you in. It’s said that its recipe for success comes from years of experience and keeping things simple and sustainable. The family’s passion for good food has clearly paid off, being the National Fish and Chip Awards’ Area Winner for three years in a row.

4) No1, 1 New Street, Cromer

Owned by Michelin starred chef Galton Blackiston, No1 in Cromer offers two different types of dining: a top notch fish and chip shop below a renowned seafood restaurant. As well as offering classic dishes such as haddock and chips (“just the way your mum and dad liked”), they’ve also added their own international twist to the menu offering dishes such as tempura prawns with Japanese BBQ sauce and lager, soy and ginger marinated whitebait with wasabi mayo. However, the restaurant has also taken full advantage of the local resources too. You can tuck into a hearty Cromer crab burger or try their homemade Norfolk ice cream (made with milk sourced from the nearby Lakenham Creamery) while enjoying the incredible views of the beach.

5) Holt Fish Bar, 11 Shirehall Plain, Holt

Holt Fish Bar proves that you don’t necessarily have to journey to the coast to enjoy superb seafood. Situated in the charming village of Holt, the fish and chip shop has been praised by visitors and locals for its crunchy batter, reasonable prices and fish that melts in your mouth. Its central location makes it the perfect place to pause and take a break from exploring Holt’s unique independent shops.

6) Landamore’s Fish & Chips, 4 High Street, Coltishall

It’s impossible to talk about Norfolk without mentioning the stunning Norfolk Broads. Situated in the village of Coltishall on the River Bure, Landamore’s offers a chance to enjoy a hearty meal while taking in the picturesque natural beauty of the area. Offering a wide array of classic chip shop favourites and pies and only a short walk from the river’s edge, this is the perfect place to refuel before jumping back onto your boat to continue your journey through the picture perfect countryside.

7) The Rembrandt, 65 Dereham Road, Easton

The Rembrandt offers classic fish and chips but has a unique restaurant feel and is another local favourite that has built up a strong reputation due to its welcoming service and mouth-watering food. Just off the A47, The Rembrandt makes a great place to stop off during your journey through the county with enough options to satisfy the whole family (including pizzas and even an extensive dessert menu).

8) The Sheringham Trawler, 50 High Street, Sheringham

The Sheringham Trawler is a restaurant that really lives up to its name due to its cute and kitsch nautical décor and, more importantly, its wide selection of fish. There is something for everyone, with gluten-free options, homemade burgers and mixed salads and it prides itself on a family-friendly approach. The excellent customer service and delicious food has earned it rave reviews and is often one of the busiest places in town.

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