It’s a simple pleasure at the core of our Kiwi being: fish and chips, enjoyed on the beach (or at least amongst 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. Tom sauce at the ready…
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 an ultra-private seaside picnic. BYO rosé.
Mission Bay Pavilion eaten at Mission Bay
The option to take away fish and fries is new to this stellar development’s beachside offering. Order up and stroll down to the beach to make the most of Auckland’s arguably most famous oceanside setting.
The Ancient Mariner eaten up Mt Eden
This fish and chippery’s reputation is known far and wide. Serving the adored delicacy in a wholesome and reliable manner (by a team who cares), your best bet is to earn your dinner by hiking up the nearby Mount Eden summit and devouring it there. The view is second to none.
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 to find a quiet position in the romantic landscape.
Takapuna Fish Shop eaten at Takapuna Beach
The ratings 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 Taka Beach to accompany it with that view of Rangitoto.
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 delish pineapple fritters) and meander down below to enjoy.
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.
The Fish & Chip Shop eaten at Westmere Park
Ranked amongst 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 sleepy seaside suburb’s namesake park is it.
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 and order ahead. Take your paper-wrapped bundles to the beach down the path opposite the tennis courts to make the most of a breezy summer evening.
RealFresh Seafood eaten at Little Shoal Bay, Northcote
Look back on Auckland City at this relatively unknown spot with some of the area’s best fish and chips. These dependable operators will provide the fodder, leaving you to only supply the good company.