The Best Fish and Chips in Leeds

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Tuck into the British classic at these standout chippies.

The Best Fish and Chips in Leeds

Whether you get them wrapped up to go, or do a proper sit-down meal – these are the best fish & chips in Leeds.

Drenched in salt and vinegar? Paired with a pot of mushy peas? Or swimming in curry sauce? However you like your fish & chips, we all know the only right way to eat them is hot and fresh out the frier. So, we’ve rounded up the best fisheries from across Leeds, perfect for a Friday treat – or any other day of the week for that matter.

Mother Hubbard’s

Mother Hubbards Fish & Chips

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The generous portions and freshly-cooked fare at Mother Hubbard’s will keep you coming back for more. Pop in and try their traditional menu, which combines crispy battered fish with golden chips and all the usual sides and sauces, from curry sauce to mushy peas. You can even go all out old-fashioned with a slice of buttered bread and a nice cup of tea. And the wrapped-in-newspaper decor is a fitting testament to the British classic.

Mother Hubbard’s, 52 Harehills Road, Harehills, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 5PB.

Wetherby Whaler

The Best Fish and Chips in Leeds

With chip shops in Wetherby, Guiseley and Pudsey, the Wetherby Whaler must be doing something right. They serve up some of the freshest of fish & chips in Leeds every day of the week. If you’re gluten-free, rest assured their gluten-free batter tastes just as good as the real thing. With a full drinks menu on offer, why not pair their battered goods with a Black Sheep ale or glass of French Sauvignon Blanc? Just because you can.

Wetherby Whaler, 18 Market Place, Wetherby, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS22 6NE & White Cross, Otley Road, Guiseley, West Yorkshire, LS20 8LZ & 32 Lowtown, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 7AA.

Croft Street Fisheries

Croft Street Fisheries

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Sustainably-sourced haddock fried in beef dripping batter with mounds of chips and homemade mushy peas. Need we say more? Croft Street Fisheries has gained a reputation as one of the best fish & chips restaurants in Leeds and they have the awards to prove it – they won the Good Food Award gold seal in 2022, as voted by customers. Meal for one? Their lighter meal deal for £6.45 will sort you with regular fish and small chips for a bargain chippy tea.

Croft Street Fisheries, 2 Croft Street, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5HA.

The Bearded Sailor

The Kraken, The Bearded Sailor

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Pudsey locals have an award-winning chippy on their doorstep. The Bearded Sailor is a traditional fish & chips shop with a modern attitude. They use ethically-sourced fish and all-natural ingredients for their chippy dinners, which you can eat in their cool, modern cafe or takeaway to enjoy at home. Go for the classic haddock and chips or cut the calories with their Skinny Sailor, a lighter, smaller version of a chippy tea.

The Bearded Sailor, 1 Robin Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 7BN.

The Skyliner

Fish & Chips

Wild haddock, cooked in a secret recipe batter and paired with fresh, hot chips fried in beef dripping. If that doesn’t make your mouth water, nothing will. The Skyliner fish & chips shop is a firm favourite among locals. They’ve been cooking their delicious fish dinners for over 50 years, so you know they’re going to be good. Their menu is firmly up to date, with plaice fillets alongside pulled pork croquettes and salt and pepper squid.

The Skyliner, 15 Austhorpe View, Austhorpe, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8NN.

The Fisherman’s Wife

The Fisherman's Wife, Headingley

Did you know there’s a fish & chips stall in Leeds Kirkgate Market? Just follow the oh-so-delicious smell through the rows and you’ll find The Fisherman’s Wife. You can fill up on huge portions of Icelandic fish and golden chips – or mix it up with whole-tail scampi, battered sausage or a classic chip butty. It’s smack bang in the middle of Leeds, so you can get it to go and explore the city, fish and chips in hand.

The Fisherman’s Wife, Leeds Kirkgate Market, 34 George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7HY.

Woodside Fisheries

The Best Fish and Chips in Leeds

Hidden away on the corner of Low Lane in Horsforth is one of Leeds’ best-kept secrets. Woodside Fisheries is a proper chippy with quite the enticing menu. Whether you prefer haddock or scampi, pop in for enormous portions and a welcoming atmosphere. If you don’t fancy fish for once, pick up one of their famous homemade steak pies or a fresh chip butty for a tasty treat that’s easy to eat.

Woodside Fisheries, 274 Low Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5DN.

Ritz Fisheries

Ritz Fisheries

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Ritz Fisheries has been run by the same family for over 20 years, and you can feel the history in every bite. This Wortley hole-in-the-wall chippy might look somewhat plain from the outside, but trust us, it serves up proper fish & chips that can compete with the very best in Leeds. Pop along to grab a generous portion of deep-fried haddock, piled high with scraps, and see what all the fuss is about.

Ritz Fisheries, 2 Lower Wortley Road, Wortley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 4TE.

Maypole Fisheries

Maypole Fisheries

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Locally-grown potatoes, responsibly-sourced fish and freshly-prepared mushy peas make Maypole Fisheries one of the finest family-run chippies in Leeds. The fish is sizzled to crispy golden perfection in beef dripping, but if that’s not enough to tempt you, their rich pie and meaty gravy surely will. This is one of the only fish & chips restaurants to offer free corkage, so why not bring a bottle of wine to wash it down with?

Maypole Fisheries, 28 Cross Green, Otley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS21 1HD.


Murgatroyds Fish & Chips

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With fresh Icelandic fish fried in a crisp batter, Murgatroyds in Yeadon has been serving up outstanding chippy teas for over 20 years. They do a mean fish & chips, but it’s not the only thing on the menu, so if you fancy something different, you’re in luck. Tuck into a wide selection of fishcakes, burgers and house specials, from haddock Italiano with a tomato sauce to ocean pie with creamy mash and cheese gratin.

Murgatroyds, Harrogate Road, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 7BN.

Fish Out

Fish & Chips

An innovative menu and city centre location make Fish Out one of Leeds’ favourite chippies. Keep things simple with fresh fish coated in a light and crispy batter with perfectly golden chips, or dare to try some of their new and exciting inventions, from lemon and black pepper batter to halloumi bites. They also offer gluten-free batter and only fry in vegetable oil, so if you’re looking for a lighter option, this is it.

Fish Out, 27 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4EA.

The Mermaid Fish Restaurant

Fish and Chips

Ever-popular with Morley locals, The Mermaid serves up fish that is ethically sourced and bordering on legendary. Choose from Icelandic cod or haddock, fried in beef dripping or vegetable oil (upon request), served with chunky chips and your choice of garnish. Will it be mushy peas or gravy that takes your fancy? If you’re not feeling fish, go for their tasty battered sausage instead. Dine in and you’ll have an endless flow of tea or coffee to wash it down with.

The Mermaid Fish Restaurant, Britannia Road, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 0DT.

Hillycroft Fisheries


Hillycroft is an award-winning suburban Leeds fish & chips shop with a more modern feel than some. Succulent, Marine Stewardship Council-certified haddock is dipped in their own-recipe batter and fried in only the finest of beef dripping. Enjoy yours with golden chips and homemade mushy peas, curry sauce or gravy. Stop by at midday for lunch time steals, like their fish butty box meal with a sausage thrown in.

Hillycroft Fisheries, Bruntcliffe Lane, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 9LP.

Hunslet Carr Fisheries

Hunslet Carr Fisheries

Established in 1991, family-run Hunslet Carr Fisheries has become a staple in the local community. Their fish is sourced from sustainable local fishing grounds and the potatoes carefully selected, so you can trust you’re getting top quality fare. Freshly prepared in-house every day, the fish is coated in their homemade batter and fried in beef dripping the traditional way. If you’re extra hungry, take on ‘The Special’.

Hunslet Carr, 2 Belle Isle Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 2DJ.


Fish and Chips

A proud local Leeds chip shop, Oceans has been trusted by the families of Crossgates for generations. Offering great value-for-money favourites, you can take away or sit in, but whatever you decide on, you’re guaranteed to leave with a full tummy. Tuck into the likes of haddock, fishcake, scampi and fish bites with fluffy thick-cut chips, or skip the knife and fork with a good old scallop butty. Heck, you could even go all non-traditional with a spam fritter.

Oceans, 44-46 Austhorpe Road, Cross Gates, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8DX.

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