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Even if you stayed in St Ives for two weeks you can eat fish and chips at a different restaurant or take away every single day and have a few places left.
The people of St Ives do eat other dishes, but fish and chips in St Ives is extra special with fresh fish delivered daily and a harbour wall that is asking to be sat on.
Get ready to mark your favourite of these 10 places to try fish and chips in St Ives.
Eat in, take away, gourmet or traditional. You choose!
Famed for their large portions, this gourmet cafe and takeaway is on the harbour and has a comprehensive menu if you are looking for a full seafood experience.
A popular cafe/takeaway right in the centre of St Ives who ‘prepare fish and chips the traditional way’. Locally sourced, of course.
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Claiming to be the oldest fish & chip shop in the seaside town of St Ives, frying since 1918, their passion is producing top notch grub!
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A proper established Cornish family business with lots of character serving good quality traditional meals.
One of the oldest family fun restaurants in St Ives, and based in the old fishing quarter, this is arguably one of the most romantic seafood restaurants in town.
The Seafood Cafe is a very classy establishment on Fore Street so pop your glad rags on for a posh fish and chips.
A local’s secret that is hidden away on an industrial estate slightly out of town in Penbeagle St Ives. A proper chippy that will have you going back for more.
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Known for its restaurant views and full length windows, enjoy a delicious plate of fish and chips whilst gazing at the Atlantic.
Situated right on the harbour, this takeaway serves fish and chips along with pizza, crepes and hand-pressed burgers.
A hugely popular cafe on the seafront offering fish and chips on their lunchtime menu (as well as the tastiest crispy fried squid on the planet!).
A stay in St Ives is not complete without eating some fish and chips. Are you going for a sit down meal or taking your meal to the beach and harbour?
If you fancy more than chips and fish, see our complete guide to restaurants in St Ives, from Chinese to dinner on the beach.
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Run by Rob and Louise and their skilled team, they are proud to say that they only use fish from sustainable sources and the best quality potatoes around; they even make their very own tartare sauce. Customers say “By far the best fish and chips I’ve ever had”. There is an extensive menu, including vegetarian options.
Peckish is located in Victoria Road, Camelford and open Tuesday to Saturday from 12 noon- 1:30 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm.
This fish and chip shop is both a takeaway and restaurant and probably the most famous in Cornwall due to Rick Stein being a familiar face on TV and notable British Chef personality.
You can rely on the fish being fresh, often landed in Padstow and in fact and there is a good variety of other seafood on the menu too, including hake, plaice, haddock and lemon sole as well as the traditional cod.
They make their own mushy peas, curry sauce and tartare sauce plus they cater for gluten free diets too. They don’t take bookings for the restaurant so get there early to guarantee a table.
Opening times, restaurant and takeaway, are: Monday-Sunday 11:30 am – 3 pm. Thursday, Friday and Saturday is 5 pm – 8:30 pm.
Award winning Fish and Chips from a father and son duo. Eat in or takeaway the choice is yours. All food is freshly cooked using only the best produce. Fish available includes cod, haddock, plaice, and rock salmon all from sustainable sources. Save room for ice cream.
Lunchtime opening is: Restaurant: 12 pm – 1:45 pm. Takeaway: 12 pm – 2 pm.
Evening opening: Monday to Thursday. Restaurant: 4:45 pm- 8 pm. Takeaway: Take Away 12 pm – 2 pm.
Friday and Saturday – Restaurant: 4:45 pm – 8:30pm. Takeaway: 4:45 pm – 8:30 pm.
“Fish and chips is in the DNA of being British”, says Harbour Lights who were crowned “Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the year 2017”. There is always a variety of Cornish fish on their menu as well as best sellers: cod and haddock.
The chips are award winning, too, and cooked in rapeseed and palm oil using only the finest Cornish potatoes. We think a queue out the door is always a good sign and if the restaurant area is full take a stroll down the adjoining road to the harbour and dangle your legs over the side. It can’t get better than this.
Restaurant: Sunday – Thursday 11:30am – 8pm. Friday and Saturday 11:30am – 8:30pm
Takeaway: Sunday – Thursday 11:30am – 8:30pm and Friday and Saturday 11:30am – 9pm
So there you have it, precious information shared; the only thing you have to decide now is tomato sauce or mayonnaise.
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