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Your Sunderland fish and chip tour

A tour of Sunderland with a side of fish and chips  

No trip to the north would be complete without the nation's favourite dish - fish and chips. Positioned at the heart of the north east's picturesque coastline, Sunderland's natural affinity with the sea paves the way for some of the freshest, tastiest seafood on UK shores. Whether doused in vinegar, smothered in sauce or enjoyed as they come,  Sunderland is jam packed with options for your next fishy treat.

From flaky white fish in a crispy batter to thick fluffy chips, Sunderland has mastered the art of the fish supper. Love Seafood is on a mission to fuel the nations love for seafood and there is no better way to do that than round up some of the city's best offerings for the ultimate feel good dish.  

Latimer's Seafood Café and Deli - Kicking off the fish extravaganza is Latimer's Seafood. Nestled on the edge of Seaburn Beach just meters from its stretching golden sands, this seafood outlet is famed for fresh, daily fare served from sea to plate. Latimer's seafood deli is a staple of the North East dining scene, but even more popular is its delicious fish and chips, served up in the café or from the takeaway hatch making for the perfect holiday treat.


Downeys - Recognised by the Good Food Awards in 2020 as one of the best fish and chip shops in the area, Downeys is famed for its local produce and great British flavour. With legendary cod and haddock and a secret recipe batter that sets the north east alight, a trip to one of Downey's restaurants is a must for any coastal explorer. For a right northern affair add the meal deal to your order and enjoy your fish and chips with a choice of peas, beans or gravy and of course, bread and butter.


Gills Fish & Chips - In the suburb of New Silksworth sits Gills Fish and Chips. Gills has been a north east favourite since opening its first location in 1977. When cravings come knocking, Gills offers something for the whole family. Fans of the humble chip butty can rejoice in a selection of pitta breads, bread rolls, flat breads or wraps and for something a little different, why not give the Bolognese sauce a try.  


Pier Fish & Chips - Looking over Roker Pier, The Pier Fish & Chips is the perfect place to relax and enjoy an evening with friends. With a cosy café and outdoor seating area, beach goers can retreat to this traditional chippy for magnificent views across to the Roker Lighthouse. If you're up for fish and chips with a twist, be sure to give the deep-friend king prawns a go - topped off with hand-cut chips and an extraordinary swee and sour dip.


Minchella's Fish & Chips - Occupying the coveted 2nd spot on Trip Advisor's best Sunderland based chippies is Minchella's Fish and Chips on Dykelands Road. Bringing a little bit of Italian sunshine to the Sunderland coast, Minchella's sits on the beach front with views across an expanse of vanilla coloured sand and glistening sea. The chippy, which has been family owned for generations, takes inspiration from the Minchella family's Italian roots and serves up delicious fish suppers famed across the city. Also on the menu is a range of extravagant ice creams, so make sure to leave room for dessert!


Whether you're a beach worshiper or a gourmet food connoisseur, Sunderland's host of seafood restaurants are ready to deliver. The perfect addition to any staycation or family vacation, be sure to top off your Sunderland visit with a side of the battered seafood delight. 

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About Love Seafood 

Love Seafood is brought to you by Seafish - the public body which supports the seafood industry in the UK - and we're here to inspire you to enjoy a more balanced lifestyle by eating more seafood. We are a community, made up of seafood champions from all areas of the industry and powered by you, the people. Find out more at www.loveseafood.co.uk



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