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Best ‘plaices’ for fish and chips in Portsmouth

Ahh, fish and chips, the good old quintessential English seaside dinner.

Portsmouth is home of the seaside and there is no shortage of a good old serving of fish and chips around the city.

To mark seafood week, we’ve compiled 5 of the best plaices (the pun was too good to resist) to go for fish and chips in Portsmouth – all that we can see from our wonderful view of course!

Beer battered cod and chips served in the Waterfront Café

In no particular order, we recommend:

Bridge Tavern, The Camber, Old Portsmouth

The Bridge Tavern is one of the oldest pubs in the city, with the first mention in 1656 in a 1000 year lease from the Corporation of Portsmouth. It is located on the end of the Camber Dock Quay, surrounded by fishing and tugboats with the catch for local fish markets; the perfect location to enjoy some fish and chips!

For a bit of history and the perfect setting, this is your ideal location. You can even have a look at the traditional fish market before you head in.

Waterfront Café, Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays

We couldn’t compile a list of the best fish and chips in the city and not give ourselves a credit! Our tasty cod is sourced from the local fishermen at Johnsons Enterprises and we serve it in a homemade beer batter with minted mushy peas.

The Waterfront Café has stunning panoramic waterfront views of the Gunwharf Quays marina and Portsmouth Harbour. It’s a great place to sit and watch the world go by whilst eating delicious fish and chips.

Deep Blue, South Parade Pier, Southsea

You can’t get a more traditional day out to the seaside than visiting a pier, and the newly refurbished South Parade Pier is now home to the Deep Blue restaurant, meaning you can have fish and chips in the restaurant, looking out to the sea and the beach, or getting a takeaway and walking across to the beach.

The Eastney Tavern, Cromwell Road, Southsea

The Eastney Tavern is just set back from Southsea seafront and is a really friendly, historic Portsmouth Pub. It’s been part of the local community since the early 1900s when the old marines used to go and use it as a watering hole. There’s massive variety on the menu, but one of the standouts is their lager battered fish and chips.

You can either sit in the pub garden or inside in the traditional pub, take your pick!

The Fisherman’s Kitchen, Clarendon Road, Southsea

The Fisherman’s Kitchen opened in August 2017 and is a trendy and vibrant place to go; think fresh fish and crispy chips that you can eat in or takeaway and with crisp, modern branding, it’s very Instagrammable. They also cater for lots of dietary requirements and have a wide range of different fish available. They are currently reigning champions of TripAdvisor and are rated number 1 in Hampshire which is no mean feat!

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