When you think of the seaside, you cannot help but think of fish and chips. The Islands of Guernsey are proud to have an abundance of offerings of quality fresh seafood around the island, but that doesn’t stop fish and chips being popular amongst locals and tourists alike.
Fresh and delicious seafood is something that is synonymous with the coast and of course, The Islands of Guernsey. With a huge selection of high quality restaurants and world famous dairy products, it would be easy to overlook the beauty that is classic fish and chips with a nice view of the sea. We’ve rounded up some of the best fish and chips on The Islands of Guernsey for you below. Whether you want a quick takeaway or a sit down meal, we’ve got the mood covered.
Le Gouffre is an area of outstanding natural beauty located on the southern coast of Guernsey. The cafe and restaurant of the same name is just as much of a hidden treasure as the area itself. With fresh seafood and plenty of outdoor seating, you can enjoy breathtaking views in a quiet sheltered area, often protected from the wind. The fish and chips is high quality, as is the rest of the menu.
Views at Le Gouffre
If you’re looking for a hearty serving of pub grub style fish & chips in the middle of the countryside, The Captain’s is nestled in the wooded lanes of St Martin's.
A combination of old world charm with modern amenities, it has a reputation for a high standard of food with daily fish and seafood specials, alongside classic pub dishes, which of course include a really good plate of fish and chips. Perfect with a pint after a long day of island exploring.
Named Britain’s 5th best chippy by Esquire Magazine, the Cobo Fish Bar is one of Guernsey’s most popular fish and chip spots. The range of chip shop classics is impressively varied, and watching the breath-taking sunset at Cobo Bay while tucking into freshly fried fish has become something of a summer tradition for many locals and tourists alike. It's a must for your visit to Guernsey.
Fish & Chips on the Beach
If you are looking for classic fish and chips at the beach, then Braye Chippy near the inner harbour on Alderney is the perfect spot. Open all year round in the evenings and with plenty of seating both inside and out, you can enjoy an uninterrupted view of the sunset whilst you enjoy your food. Takeaway is available if you prefer to take your meal to the beach and “Bring Your Own Bottle” is encouraged to make an evening of it.
With arguably one of the best views in Guernsey, a trip to Octopus is always a good idea, no matter the time of day. Their menu is filled with fantastic seafood options including a modern take on a British classic with their Fish and Chips and the decor reminiscent of a modern Scandinavian beach bar perfectly reflecting the coastal surroundings. There is also plenty of outdoor seating with heaters and blankets to keep you warm once the sun has set.
The Mermaid Tavern is a Herm institution. Traditionally a fisherman’s pub, it is now a popular place for customers in the summer months with its sun-trapped courtyard. Order hearty pub meals with a pint of local cider and enjoy the atmosphere before heading on over to the beach for the afternoon. The Mermaid Chip Shop is top of most islanders’ lists with its offering of classic fish and chip extras, such as mushy peas, curry sauce and bread & butter.
A Sunset Fish & Chip Supper
If there was ever a spot that only the locals know about, then L’Islet Chip Shop is the one. A simple, yet beloved local establishment, it serves great quality fish and chips cooked to order. You will almost always be met by a queue of islanders stretching out of the door and into the car park, but rest assured it’s worth the wait! Pick up your dinner and head to the beach for a taste of local with your chosen view.
We have missed hosting tourists on our islands this summer, but the great news is that you can now book for Summer 2021, so we look forward to welcoming you again.