Battered, grilled or crumbed? Chicken or plain salt? Regardless of preference, there’s not much that beats a good old-fashioned meal of fish and chips to feed your family. Here’s our list of places to get your fish and chip fix in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and Hunter Valley.
Andy’s – New Lambton
A family takeaway in the heart of New Lambton, Andy’s is famous for their fresh fish cooked to perfection, reasonable prices and friendly service.
Address: 37 Alma Road, New Lambton
Phone: 02 4952 5448
Blackbutt Fish and Chips – New Lambton
A favourite with New Lambton locals, the lemon and tartare sauce are included free of charge in the quality seafood packs from Blackbutt Fish and Chips.
Address: Shop 1/76 Orchardtown Road, New Lambton
Website: Blackbutt Fish and Chips
Phone: 02 4952 5448
Ridge Street Takeaway – Merewether
Located just a block back from Merewether Beach, Ridge Street Takeaway is a small, old-fashioned corner takeaway shop and a good spot to grab some takeaway fish and chips to eat beachside.
Address: 10 Ridge Street, Merewether
Phone: 02 4963 5365
Scotties – Newcastle East
The iconic Scotties in Newcastle East can’t be beaten for their fresh fish and chips. Enjoy eating on their lawn courtyard on a sunny Summer’s day, under the stars on a balmy night or grab some takeaway and head to nearby Newcastle Beach.
Address: 36 Scott Street, Newcastle East
Phone: 02 4926 3780
Scratchley’s Takeaway – Newcastle
The fish and chip menu, available for order from the popular takeaway window at Scratchley’s restaurant, has all bases covered. From tempura fish, crumbed fish and calamari packs to salt & pepper squid and seafood baskets – Scratchley’s is the perfect spot to stop for your fish and chip fix while out enjoying a walk, bike or scooter along Newcastle Harbour. If they’re busy and you miss out on one of the many outdoor tables, there’s plenty of grassy, shaded areas to sit along the Harbour Foreshore.
Address: 200 Wharf Road, Newcastle
Phone: 02 4929 1111
Shipyard Cafe & Takeaway – Wickham
Located next door to the Commercial Fishermen’s Cooperative in Wickham, the fish and chips from Shipyard can be enjoyed overlooking the Harbour and Marina. Choose from battered, grilled or crumbed fish.
Address: 97 Hannell Street, Wickham
Website: Shipyard Cafe & Takeaway
Phone: 02 4962 4036
Splash Seafood – Mayfield
Splash Seafood is a local favourite and they’ve been in their Maitland Road location for as long as I can remember. Splash Seafood is a small business with friendly staff and their fish and chips are delicious and reasonably priced. Just remember to take cash with you or get some out from Woolies across the road as they don’t have EFTPOS.
Address: 109 Maitland Road, Mayfield
Phone: 02 4968 8004
Steel Street Fish Market – Newcastle West
Located inside Marketown, Newcastle West, Steel Street Fish Market stock a huge range of cooked and raw seafood all sourced directly from the Sydney Fish Market and wholesalers daily. Perfect for dinner, lunch or a light snack – eat in or take away.
Address: 23 Steel Street, Newcastle
Website: Steel Street Fish Market
Phone: 02 4929 6651
Steve Costi’s Famous Fish – Wallsend
Costi’s Seafood chain is well known, not only for their fresh seafood, but also their delicious hot seafood. Steve Costi’s Famous Fish is located in Wallsend Village and their extensive menu includes grilled, fried or battered options.
Address: 7/24 Kokera Street, Wallsend
Website: Steve Costi’s Famous Fish
Phone: 02 4049 6531
Swell Kiosks – Bar Beach & Nobbys Beach
Fish and chips and a day at the beach go hand in hand and, if you’re enjoying a day at Bar Beach or Nobbys Beach, Swell Kiosk is the place to buy your fish and chips. Offering fresh, seasonal and sustainable seafood, hand-cut fries and recyclable packaging, Swell Kiosks are hard to beat for takeaway fish and chips, especially when the views are this good. Swell Kiosks sell calamari and fish and chip packs as well as kids packs, family packs and more.
Address: Nobbys Road, Newcastle East & Memorial Drive, Cooks Hill
Phone: 02 4926 1044
The Kingfish – Honeysuckle, Newcastle
A family owned and operated seafood restaurant, The Kingfish offer everything from seafood boxes for two to battered Barramundi or Hoki fillets served with hand-cut chips. The Kingfish have something on the menu to suit everybody including their vegan ‘phish’ option as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options.
The Kiosk – Newcastle Beach
For a classic fish and chips on the beach on a sunny day, it’s hard to go past The Kiosk, located right on Newcastle Beach. Serving up beer battered fish and chips, panko crumbed calamari and chips as well kids packs and family packs.
Address: 42 Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle East
Website: The Kiosk
Phone: 0422 013 988
Vinny’s – Georgetown
Vinny’s have a reputation of serving some of the best fish and chips in the area. Open until 7.30pm every night, it’s hard to miss their colourful takeaway shop on Georgetown Road. With a good selection on the menu and reasonable prices, Vinny’s are definitely worth checking out next time you have a fish and chip craving.
Address: 41 Georgetown Road, Georgetown
Phone: 02 4048 4316
Wallsend Seafood & Takeaway
A great little family business, Wallsend Seafood & Takeaway are a top choice for fish and chips if you’re in the Wallsend area. With an extensive range of seafood on their menu, including reasonably priced seafood packs and specials, plus grilled options, there’s something to suit every member of the family.
Address: 148 Nelson Street, Wallsend
Website: Wallsend Seafood & Takeaway
Phone: 02 4955 9369
Whispers on the Wharf Stockton
Next time you’re north of the harbour, try the fish and chips from this great little ‘container kiosk’ conveniently located near the Stockton Active Hub. You won’t be disappointed. Whispers on the Wharf consistently serve up great food with fantastic customer service. Enjoy your fish and chips while the kids play at the Active Hub or grab a table overlooking Newcastle harbour.
Address: Near the Ferry Wharf, Mitchell Street, Stockton
Website: Whispers on the Wharf
Phone: 0400 423 588
Lake Macquarie Area
Costi’s Famous Fish – Warners Bay
Located in Warners Bay Village, Costi’s Famous Fish is well known, not only for their fresh seafood, but for their delicious hot seafood as well. Their menu is extensive and includes grilled, fried or battered options.
Address: 3/32 John Street, Warners Bay
Website: Costi’s Famous Fish
Phone: 02 4948 9929
Ground Control Chippery – Warners Bay
A top spot to pick up some fish and chips to enjoy overlooking the Lake or while the kids play at the nearby, fully-fenced Warner Park. Ground Control Chippery are open until 8pm every night of the week so they’re also a good choice for a fish and chip dinner.
Address: 436 The Esplanade, Warners Bay
Website: Ground Control Chippery
Phone: 02 4947 2293
Hilltop Fish and Chips – Kahibah
A great little corner takeaway shop selling fresh and delicious fish and chips. Enjoy your fish and chips in Kahibah Memorial Park opposite.
Address: 51 Hexham Street, Kahibah
Website: Hilltop Fish and Chips
Phone: 02 4943 5454
Rathmines Takeaway – Rathmines
This small, family takeaway is famous in the Rathmines area for their quality food and great service. Enjoy your fish and chips by the Lake in the park opposite.
Address: 4/9 Fishing Point Road, Rathmines
Phone: 02 4975 3077
Splash Takeaway Seafood – Toronto
Popular with the locals, Splash Takeaway Seafood at Toronto serve up freshly battered fish and good-sized calamari rings.
Address: 67-73 The Boulevarde, Toronto
Phone: 02 4959 5945
Steel Street Fish Market – Charlestown Square
Located on the ground floor of Charlestown Square, Steel Street Fish Market is a good place to grab some fish and chips for lunch while out shopping. Their lunch deal includes a piece of grilled or battered fish with chips and a can of drink.
Address: Ground floor, Charlestown Square, 30 Pearson Street, Charlestown
Website: Steel Street Fish Market
Phone: 02 4920 9979
The Sea Shanty – Rutherford
Located in Rutherford Marketplace, The Sea Shanty is a popular spot with locals and their seafood packs are resonably priced.
Address: Rutherford Marketplace, 1 Hillview Street, Rutherford
Phone: 02 4932 0322
Steve Costi’s Seafood – East Maitland
With stores in Sydney and Melbourne as well as Newcastle, Steve Costi’s Seafood offer consistently great cooked seafood alongside their fresh seafood range. Their takeaway menu has all bases covered with grilled, fried and battered options.
Address: Greenhills Shopping Centre, 1 Molly Morgan Drive, East Maitland
Website: Steve Costi’s Seafood
Phone: 02 4052 9909
Port Stephens Area
Aussie Bobs – Anna Bay & Shoal Bay
When a fish and chip shop has been around for as long as Aussie Bobs, they must be good. At two great locations, Aussie Bobs offer the old-fashioned-style corner fish and chip shop experience and the choice of one-person or two-person meals, kids packs or family packs plus a grilled/bbq option.
Address: 156 Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay & 2 Tomaree Road, Shoal Bay
Website: Aussie Bobs
Phone: 02 4984 1591
Bites on the Bay
Little Beach at Nelson Bay is one of the loveliest beaches to take kids and is the perfect destination for a family day out. A short walk from one end of Little Beach is Bites on the Bay, located at the entrance to Halifax Holiday Park. A great spot to get fish and chips to enjoy on the beach, just be prepared to wait a little longer during their busy holidays periods.
Address: 3 Beach Road, Nelson Bay
Phone: 02 4981 5915
Bub’s Famous Fish & Chips – Nelson Bay
When the seafood is this fresh it has to be good. Located in the Fishermen’s Wharf Seafood building, with their seafood arriving direct from the trawler, Bub’s is renowned for having some of the best fish and chips in the Bay. Enjoyed by both locals and visitors, Bub’s menu includes something for everyone, from grilled, battered and crumbed options to specials packs and seafood baskets.
Address: 1 Teramby Road, Nelson Bay
Website: Bub’s Famous Fish & Chips
Phone: 02 4984 3330
Salt Mine – Salamander Bay
A great little fish and chip shop, popular with locals. Grab some fish and chips and drive down to Everitt Park, located on the furthermost point of the headland of Soldiers Point, and enjoy some of the best views in town.
Address: 267 Soldiers Point Road, Salamander Bay
Phone: 02 4982 7755
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Meg is a born and raised Novocastrian whose interests include gardening, reading and writing poetry. In between writing for Newy With Kids and working as a School Learning Support Officer, Meg enjoys camping and travelling with her family and exploring Newcastle and all it has to offer. Meg has two energetic kids and is passionate about kids having the opportunity to be outdoors as often as possible.