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“Excellent town centre chippy.”

Yorkshire Fisheries
Ranked #6 of 762 Restaurants in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$13
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Takeout
Description: Established as one of the oldest fish and chip shops in Blackpool, we are proud to be known as The Best Chippy in Blackpool! We serve delicious haddock and cod and have daily specials. We welcome families and large groups as we have seating for 126 people. Take away also available
Reviewed 1 May 2009

Good value. Freshly cooked fish and chips, friendly staff. British food at its best. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 28 February 2009

I must say I'm very surprised that there aren't more reviews and that Yorkshire Fisheries isn't higher rated!

I found it because despite having been in Blackpool many times, I've never found a really good chippy. The problem I think is that fish and chips is such a Blackpool staple that it has a million fish and chip stalls and dozens of chippies but to be honest in most of the them the quality is very low.

I had a look at the Lancashire Tourisms website and they have a scheme which accredits places to eat and this and one other place were the only ones on the list so I decided to try them.

I was amazed to find a Yorkshire-named chippy in this Lancashire town - perhaps the War of the Roses is finally over!

Anyway it's a pleasant place, not posh but reasonably comfy. They do takeaway but I always ate in.

I had the cod, chips and mushy peas with a pot of tea and bread and butter slice for £5.35 which was something of a bargain for eat-in. The portion was generous and the fish was divine - a really tasty batter and proper freshly-cooked fish - the best I've tasted in years. The chips were good although not quite as good as the fish, and the tea was nice with a good two cups in the pot.

I liked the different options they had - you can choose different types of fish, and there is the option to have the fish standard or more lightly battered than usual or you could even have it unbattered and steam-cooked instead!

You could also substitute chips for salad so with steamed fish and salad you could actually have a healthy meal here - how many chippies can say that! You can have other good options like a regular fish but a half-portion of chips too - it's very flexible. Everything is cooked fresh to order - it only moderately busy when I was there so I got my food quite quickly but it did warn it could take longer at busier times. Considering I was there completely off-season it was still quite busy so it's obviously popular with those in the know.

The place is plastered with excellent reviews - they've had good write-ups in everything from Bella magazine to The Guardian! And loads of awards from over the years on the wall. The location is good too - on Topping Street just along from Funny Girls over the junction.

I would have given the place 5 stars but I've withheld one star partly because I felt the chips could have been slightly better - they should have been just a tad crispier - and partly because while one of the waitresses, an older Scottish lady, was very good, a younger local lass wasn't very good on my second visit - she was in such a rush to take my order she just didn't listen to me and I had to ask her three times to order a second drink which she eventually acknolwedged but never wrote down so I had to order again from someone else. The counter staff were nice but the manager seemed a tad brusque and everyone was a bit too rushed.

If they could improve the service and make the chips a bit crispier it would be perfect, but it's still the best chippy I've found in Blackpool thus far and I'll definitely be back.

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Reviewed 1 August 2008

Was in Blackpool not long ago and had fish n chips here. Nice seating area. Waitress attentive but not overly so. Lovely fish

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