Fish and Chip Shops in Newquay

Fish & Chip Shops in Newquay, Cornwall:
Fish & Chip Shops in Newquay, Cornwall: | Source

Fish & Chips Shops in Newquay

As Newquay is a top holiday destination in Cornwall, UK, you'd expect it to have its fair share of fish and chips shops. Generally, the number and location and ownership of fish and chips shops in Newquay remains static from year to year - although a lot of them do close down in the winter.

I've been to every fish and chip shop in Newquay by now, several times. So here's my Guide to Fish & Chips Shops in Newquay for you in your quest to find the best chip shop in Newquay:

Best Chip Shop in Newquay?

I'd probably put this chip shop in third place

Chester Road Chip Shop

I do love the Chester Road fish and chip shop in Newquay. It's quite small and old-fashioned, but the service is always consistent - oh and they have Pukka pies!

There's plenty of places to park, either on the road, or within 25 yards as Chester Road market is just over the road and there's loads of parking there.

The chips are well cooked, the Pukka pies are hot ... in fact, why am I not there now??

Fish & Chip Shops in Newquay: The Chippy, near Newquay Station
Fish & Chip Shops in Newquay: The Chippy, near Newquay Station | Source

Best Chip Shop in Newquay?

I'd probably put "The Chippy" in fourth place

The Chippy (award winning)

This chip shop is an award-winning chippy. They cook the chips and fish in beef dripping, so it's not for vegetarians. With nearly 40 years of owning a chip shop in Newquay, these are the longest-standing chip shop in town.

I find it a bit hit and miss though, it's usually the service that lets it down. Also, they don't do Pukka pies!

When you go in, if there's a queue, it can be confusing what's going on. They might ask you for your order, take your money, then you stand to one side and wait for the next batch of hot chips... well, I got caught out like that one night. I got asked, I said "one bag of chips", paid and stood at the side with all the others. Then when the chips were cooked they wrapped up everybody else's and served the main queue ... but I didn't get served. So I had to wait for a second batch to cook. I've had this type of dysfunctional service from this chip shop most of the times I've gone in. The staff are a bit off-hand and, well, intimidating. So I tend to avoid it even though it's an award-winning chip shop.

They have some tables outside and some inside.

Fish & Chip Shops in Newquay: Cod End, near Newquay Station
Fish & Chip Shops in Newquay: Cod End, near Newquay Station | Source

Best Chip Shop in Newquay?

I think Cod End chip shop has to be in joint 4th place

Cod End

Cod End is the newest fish and chip shop in Newquay, opening in about 2007. It has a few tables outside and more inside.

You're offered three sizes of chips: small, medium or large. I had medium the other week, and it was too much. They have the full range of fish, sausages, pies, fishcakes and even cheese/onion fryits.

I find them a little on the pricey side.  They don't sell Pukka pies either, although the first time I went there the owner persuaded me their pies were as good, but I have to disagree with him.

Parking is easy because, while you can't park outside on the street as it's double yellow lines and at a pedestrian crossing, they are right next door to Aldi, so you can nip in there. Aldi's car park is also a great place to sit and eat your chips as there are good sea views from the rear of the car park, and some great benches to sit on. No bins though, so take your rubbish home with you.

Fish & Chip Shops in Newquay: Flounders
Fish & Chip Shops in Newquay: Flounders | Source

Best Chip Shop in Newquay?

In my opinion, yes, this is the best chip shop in Newquay, hampered only by its limited parking. I believe Philip Schofield uses Flounders when he's in town.

Flounders Fish & Chips

Flounders chip shop in Newquay serve high quality chips and a huge selection of other side dishes - and are one of my favourite fish and chip shops in Newquay.

They have inside dining and some tables outside. There's no parking close by, but they do do free local delivery if you order more than £14 of food (which is a lot of fish and chips).

Opening Hours: 7 days a week 11.30am to 10.30pm


Best Chip Shop in Newquay?

I can't comment as I've not tried them. They look good, but I don't want to mislead you!

Jon Buoy

Although I've never been to this chip shop, I've passed it often and it always looks lovely as there are tables out the front and you can see the sea and Towan Beach from there.  Although, that said, the position isn't fabulous as it's right on the corner of four minor town roads, so you will find a parked van/car or two within 4' of you - and traffic coming/going.  It's also quite a busy spot for pedestrians.

The alternative would be to buy your fish and chips there then take them either onto the grassy area across the road, or down to the beach.


Fish & Chip Shops in Newquay: Truscotts, Fore Street
Fish & Chip Shops in Newquay: Truscotts, Fore Street | Source

Best Chip Shop in Newquay?

I'd award these the last position, due to an overall bad experience and small portions. The taste and texture weren't anything of note either.

Truscotts

Truscotts have been in town quite a number of years and appear to have a good reputation, it's just they leave me cold and I'd rather not eat there. 

I find the menu hard to follow/read and the queues confusing, there are often people loitering about and waiting and it's unclear when it's your turn to be served.  Also, the one time I did give them a chance, I felt the portion of chips I got was minuscule, served to me by a member of staff who really didn't give a monkeys.

There's no parking at Truscotts or on the road outside (double yellow lines), but it is right next to a small public pay and display car park.  Once you've bought your chips, you can take them down to the benches overlooking the bowling green, or a bit further down and overlook the beach.

Fish & Chip Shops in Newquay: Harbour Chippy
Fish & Chip Shops in Newquay: Harbour Chippy | Source

Best Chip Shop in Newquay?

I'd probably put the Harbour Chippy in 4th place.

The Harbour Chippy

This used to be my favourite chip shop for picking up a bag of chips before going down to sit on the Harbour Beach to eat them.

The quality was always consistent, although the service did sometimes come with a surly snarl rather than a smile.  They served Pukka pies, which were my favourite.

Parking is a bit tricky as there are double yellow lines outside, but out of season that's not a problem.  In the peak season, you can always park in Sainsbury's car park and nip down the steps to the chip shop.

There's a small "eating in" part to this chip shop, although it never looked very inviting and I rarely saw anybody eating there.

Fish & Chip Shops in Newquay: Fistral Beach Chippy
Fish & Chip Shops in Newquay: Fistral Beach Chippy | Source

Best Chip Shop in Newquay?

I'd probably put Fistral Beach Chip Shop in 2nd place, although they do have the edge over first place due to parking/view.

Fistral Beach Chippy

I was quite surprised when I went to the Fistral beach complex the other week for lunch. I was expecting a menu and to be able to choose a meal from the servery that was on a plate. But it's changed. There are now three separate businesses in the space, one of which is a chip shop - and they sell Pukka pies, so I had to have one of those :)

The chips and pie were fab - and served in a good quality and good-sized box. Ideal for taking down onto the beach, although I sat at a window seat and ate my pie and chips overlooking the beach. I think Pukka Pie and chips set me back £5.50.

Parking at Fistral Beach, for the cafe area, is a pay and display car park.

Mount Wise Chippy

PROBABLY CLOSED DOWN FOR GOOD

This was a great chip shop, which was first opened in about 2005, having previously been a hotel, then a stag/hen party accommodation provider. The most noticeable thing about this chip shop from the road is the large, life-sized 3D chef standing outside. There are special OAP prices for fish and chips.

The service was always good, although generally I had to wait for my order to be cooked. High quality pies, chips and mushy peas.

There was a large cafe to one side, which never seemed to have anybody eating in.

This chip shop has its own parking in front, which can take up to about 10-12 cars if everybody's parked properly.

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Princessa 6 years ago from France

This is too good to be true! Everytime I have the opportunity to go back to the UK one of the first meals I have is a fish and chips, I love it, no one can make fish&chips like the British


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Simone Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

Wow, Newquay must be THE place for fish & chips! Awesome!


Anonymous 6 years ago

I totally disagree with you there. As for the chippy, or any other chip shop for that matter, when you are waiting for chips in a queue and your order was not placed first you may have to wait for the next batch of chips as there are orders placed before yours. That is not a fault of their own, its just the way. As for Flounders, the queues are mega there, the owner has been in the fish and chip shop trade for over 20 years and has plenty of experience and they, in my opinion, have the best chips and biggest fish in town. And as for Mountwise, if they are so good why have they gone bust?!?! Enough said.


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cornwall_UK 6 years ago from Cornwall, UK Author

The issue wasn't waiting, it was ordering/waiting - and then having people served from the batch I was waiting for that hadn't ordered. They failed to fulfil the first orders taken (mine) - and started serving the general queue again, while I was left standing like a lemon to one side.

When I asked what was going on, I just got a gormless look and an "oh, we forgot about you" and some confusion, before being told I'd have to wait for another batch.

I did order, I was waiting ... the staff then queue-jumped me as they forgot.


Anonymous 6 years ago

I would recommend you try Flounders. It is still there, going strong, very busy, and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. A winner in my book. If not, Truscotts is always a good, if a little expensive.


Med 6 years ago

Flounders, in my experience, is definitely the best! Light crispy batter on the fish which is top quality.

Truscotts used to be very good, but the last couple of times I have been, everything tasted greasy so I won't be rushing back there!

The Chippy by the station is also a good choice


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marwan asmar 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan

I can even now smell the fish and chips in my loins despite the fact that its been litterely decades since I've eaten the British delicacy, the smell lingers on, its eternal


lozz 5 years ago

Absolutely disagree about Chester Road Chippy.

I am really sorry for interrupting the girls converstation this evening and really sorry for having the audacity to ask for two cod and chips. Mind you at 7.30pm on a June Saturday night and empty in there speaks volumes. Rude customer service, half a shovel of cold greasy chips, will certainly not be using again. One very upset local who will definitely not recommend and will not be returning


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cornwall_UK 5 years ago from Cornwall, UK Author

aww lozz. That's a shame. But now I fancy fish and chips.

Chester Road does have the advantage of parking - and so many seem to be closed forever this year (e.g. is Mount Wise open yet/will it ever be again?).

Parking is definitely a major deciding factor of where to pop out for chips.

Top tip though: Aldi car park gives you 1.5 hours and Asda car park gives you 2 hours. Both free. So that's parking close to "The Chippy" and "Cod End". I'm not enamoured of either of those two though really.


Unhappy. 2 years ago

Ha, decent fish & chips in Newquay! No chance. All rubbish. I live 6 miles from Birmingham city centre and have 5 chippy's in my area that are head and shoulders above anything served in Newquay. How can the fish be better quality in the West Midlands than a coastal town I do not know, and the chips in Brum, be it beef dripping or oil are crisp and tasty not swimming in oil and tasting like the sump of my Ford Focus. Chamberlains, Parkes's, Seever's, Our Plaice you have no competition in Newquay. Laughable really.

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    Fish & Chips in Newquay

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    A markerThe Cod End -
    9 Cliff Road, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2NE, UK
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    Newest chippy in Newquay

    B markerFlounders -
    15 East Street. Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1DN, UK
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    C markerChester Road Chippy (Take a Bite) -
    5 Chesterton Place, Chester Road, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2RU, UK
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    Great chips, Pukka pies, good parking. Recommended.

    D markerThe Chippy (award winning) -
    10 Station Approach, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2NG, UK
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    Not suitable for vegetarians.

    E markerJon Buoys -
    24 Beachfield Avenue, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1DR, UK
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    F markerTruscotts Fish Bar (award winning) -
    19 Fore Street, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1HB, UK
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    Award-winning.

    G markerThe Harbour Chippy, Newquay -
    46-48 Fore Street, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1LP, UK
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    H markerFistral Beach Chippy -
    Fistral Surf Centre Cafe, Headland Road, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1HY, UK
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    Good portion, good quality. They sell Pukka Pies.

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