January 12, 2010

The Best Fish and Chip Shops in Essex – To Celebrate the 150th Birthday of Fish & Chips

Filed under: Celebrations & Events — Tags: , , , , , , , — gourmet-on-the-go @ 9:30 pm

fish_and_chipsDid you know that it is the 150th Birthday of Fish & Chips?  Exciting isn’t it!?  I would like to say that I sourced this information from a newspaper wrapped portion of our nation’s favourite take out, although, I actually read it on-line… whilst lazing… in my bed.

Still, to celebrate the grand ole age of 150, Essex Gourmet has decided to seek and find the very best Fish & Chip Shops in Essex, to share and delight!  But first, to whet your appetite, here are some interesting trivia facts that also inspired me from The Independent’s article:

  • An average serving of chips contains more than double the fibre found in an average serving of brown rice or bowl of porridge.
  • Fish and chips outsell Indian takeaways by four to one.
  • Fish and chips came top of two surveys as a national icon, beating the Queen, Princess Diana and the Beatles.
  • An average portion of battered cod and chips has fewer calories, saturated fat and salt than a cheese and tomato pizza.

So there you have it – Fish and Chips are relatively healthy in comparison to alternative take-away choices, and are deemed more British than the Queen.  So crack open the bubbly – Champagne, Cava, Vinho Verde or a good Riesling all pair well – and celebrate with a big portion of Fish and Chips from Essex’s finest:

n Chickn – 2 Kidcaps, The Knares, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5UD

Wilsons Fish and Chips
– 101 Station Rd, Chingford, Essex E4 7BU

n Chickn – 54 St Christopher Road, St Johns, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0NB
Scooby Snax – 3 Church Road, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Essex CO7 0JE

R Mumford & Son – 6-8 Cromwell Road, Grays, Essex RM17 5HF

Fishn Chickn 1 Rayleigh Parade, Hutton, Essex, CM13 1BN

Paul’s Plaice
– 4 Bentalls Shopping Centre, Colchester Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex CM9 4NW

Frying Pan – 609 Southchurch Road, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 2PN

South Woodham:
n Chickn – 14 Reeves Way, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex CM3 5XF

Fishy Business
– 109 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, Essex RM14 2AH

– 9 Vine Parade,Wivenhoe, Essex CO7 9HA

The above Fish & Chip shops & restaurants have been recognised and awarded for their commitment to quality and the use of fresh, sustainable fish stock – Enjoy!


  1. There should be a national holiday commemorating this important date. Oh how I wish I could bite into a fish & chips now.

    Comment by Sarah — January 13, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

  2. Don’t forget the Fish Shop in Writtle, just outside Chelmsford! Best fish and chips for miles.

    Comment by sushie — January 13, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

  3. Ooh, now that is one to try… Thank you!

    Comment by gourmet-on-the-go — January 13, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

  4. I agree! Although can you imagine the queues outside the chippy on said day!?

    Comment by gourmet-on-the-go — January 13, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

  5. Three cheers for Fishy Business, my local chippy (well not the only one but the best). Lots of different fish on offer, deep fried or grilled, very posh, just like me.

    Comment by Food Urchin — January 20, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

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