As the central city of Ireland, Dublin is a nice place to enjoy taverns, marvelous places, exhilarating activities, nightlife with beer, and of course, its specialty – fish and chips!
Dublin boasts a lot of high-quality restaurant joints with great fish and chips, so it might be taxing to choose which one is the best. It has so many restaurant joints that offer such delicacy, that each of its towns is expected to have these: a mailing office, a tavern, and a fish-and-chips shop.
To help you with choosing the restaurant joint to enjoy your most awaited fish and chips, this list – exclusive in Dublin – gives you an idea (and a foodie bucketlist):
1. Leo Burdock
This vintage fish and chips shop has been a long favourite by residents and foreigners since 1913. It has many branches now, but its foremost store in Christchurch still boasts a lot of diners waiting for the delicacy to be served.
Such is the sheer fame of this joint that U2, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Cruise have tried and tested this place. They are willing to file themselves on a long line with residents just to have a taste of the best fish and chips in Dublin.
As a suggestion, diners frequently ask for the “crispy bits”, or those tiny bits of potato, which this restaurant loves to garnish along with the order. It’s very delicious!
2. Fish Shop
If you want a Dublin restaurant that is seemingly elegant, you may consider Fish Shop for your fish and chips. From its inception a bit recently, it tried to adopt the trend of other restaurants in redefining the fish-and-chips saga, this time in a gourmet, deluxe, yet still affordable style.
Owned by spouses Peter and Jumoke Hogan, Fish Shop became an instant hit among the residents. Such was the popularity that it garnered the “Best Seafood Experience in Ireland” award just a couple of years back.
If you’re in Dublin, make sure to visit this place and have a taste of their upscale fish and chips.
3. Beshoff Bros
A staple in Dublin for more than seventy years, this famous chipper has a lot of branches throughout the areas. It has joints in places like Malahide, Clontarf, Mespil Road, and Dame Street. However, the pioneer branch in Howth Harbour is still the best with a rewarding experience.
Its original location in Howth Harbour makes for the best atmosphere; you can enjoy your fish and chips while chilling in the pier and soaking in the Dublin vibe. Also, Beshoff Bros’ specialties are the complementary offerings alongside the chipper – haddock, cod, calamari, or hake!
In going to Howth and visit this place, it is best to avoid crowded weekends or summer evenings. If not, expect to be in a large queue with the locals.
4. Presto Chipper
Another vintage fish and chips shop, Presto Chipper has its focus on delectable yet inexpensive food, making it a must-try for bonding families or large gatherings.
Its offering not only centers on the fish and chips. It also has an Italian twist to its place. In fact, it also has the classic Italian specialty – pizza – right in the heart of Dublin.
As with many other restaurant joints, one might expect a long line of people in this place, especially that it has a limited seating capacity. However, once you’re in, the fresh and delectable food is worth the wait.
This is another recommended place by residents to try the best fish and chips.
Its cooking set-up is so contemporary; the fish and chips are made right in front of you. For sure, you will be ordering a lot and have your belly full afterward.
The recommended location is within Cabra, but Teo’s also has other fantastic joints in Riverchapel and Coolock.
They also offer amazing discounts and meal sets (such as the two-for-one on Tuesdays), so you are assured that you can enjoy the Dublin delicacy without spending much.