It’s a simple pleasure at the core of our Kiwi being: fish and chips, enjoyed on the beach (or at least among the great outdoors). Serving up some seriously gratifying situations, we’ve matched many of Auckland’s best purveyors with the most scenic spots around town to devour them.
Fishsmith eaten at Sentinel Beach
Herne Bay’s takeaway joint is the ‘supper’ stop you want in on. Whether it’s the classic order or the tasty tacos with fresh slaw, cart it down to nearby Sentinel Beach for a seaside picnic.
200 Jervois Road, Herne Bay
Market Galley at the Auckland Fish Market eaten at the Tidal Steps
Market Galley heralds both sophisticated seafood dishes, such as grilled Big Glory Bay salmon and poached prawns alongside family favourites like beer-battered snapper and salt and pepper squid. Order up and stroll down to the Tidal Steps to take in Auckland’s seaside skyline.
22 Jellicoe Street, Freemans Bay
Catch a Fish eaten at Judges Bay, Parnell
Get a hit of battered goodness (mind you, we hear the mushy peas are excellent too) at this Gladstone Road pitstop before devouring either in the romance of the Rose Gardens, or the picturesque Judges Bay.
6/64 Gladstone Road, Parnell
Tipene’s Takeaways eaten at Fowlds Park
There’s something for everyone at hidden city fringe gem Tipene’s Takeaways, with a bounty of the freshest catch available, burger buns made daily by a local bakery and in-house made sauces. We would recommend trying the mixed portion of chips featuring the best of both worlds with both potato and kūmara and (if you’re feeling particularly gluttonous), the deep-fried Oreos with cinnamon sugar will really hit the spot.
648b New North Road, Morningside
The Mariner eaten up Mount Eden
This fish and chippery’s reputation is known far and wide. Serving the adored combination in a wholesome and reliable manner (by a team who cares), your best bet is to earn your dinner by hiking up the nearby Maungawhau summit and devouring it there. The view is second to none.
157 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden
The Chip Shop eaten in Cornwall Park, Epsom
Renowned for its gluten-free menu (we can vouch for the oysters), stop in to place a generous order before winding your way through Maungakiekie and finding a quiet position in the romantic landscape.
711 Manukau Road, Royal Oak
Takapuna Fish Shop eaten at Takapuna Beach
The online reviews say everything you need to know about this highly recommended takeaway joint. Some say it’s “the best on the Shore”. Do what you need to do (they’ll cook anything that’s fresh), and take your bounty to Takapuna Beach to accompany it with that view of Rangitoto.
444 Lake Rd, Takapuna
The Local eaten at Oneroa Beach, Waiheke
The most dependable takeaway stop on the island happens to be only a stone’s throw from the lovely Oneroa Beach. So get your order in (not forgetting the delicious pineapple fritters) and meander down below to enjoy.
151 Oceanview Rd, Oneroa
The Fish & Chip Shop eaten at Westmere Park
Ranked among the best — as per the various awards noted on the website — if you’re looking for a quiet location to enjoy some classic fish and chips, this seaside suburb’s namesake park is it.
127 West End Road, Westmere
Kohi Fresh Fish and Takeaways eaten at Kohi Beach
Run by the same family for more than 27 years, this locale is hugely popular for its fresh fish and burgers, which does mean you should probably phone ahead to order. Take your paper-wrapped bundles to the beach down the path opposite the tennis courts and make the most of a breezy summer evening.
41 Melanesia Rd, Kohimarama