Have you got your map ready to mark all the places serving the best fish and chips in St Ives?

Even if you stayed in St Ives for two weeks you can eat fish and chips at a different restaurant or take away every single day and have a few places left.

The people of St Ives do eat other dishes, but fish and chips in St Ives is extra special with fresh fish delivered daily and a harbour wall that is asking to be sat on.

Get ready to mark your favourite of these 10 places to try fish and chips in St Ives.

Eat in, take away, gourmet or traditional. You choose!

Fish and chips on the sand by the sea

1. Harbour Fish and Chips, St Ives

Famed for their large portions, this gourmet cafe and takeaway is on the harbour and has a comprehensive menu if you are looking for a full seafood experience.

  • Eat in or takeaway
  • Grilled fish
  • Harbour front views
  • Child friendly
  • Wine menu
  • Local fishmongers Mathew Stevens of St Ives


2. The Balancing Eel, St Ives

A popular cafe/takeaway right in the centre of St Ives who ‘prepare fish and chips the traditional way’. Locally sourced, of course.

  • Eat in or takeaway
  • Welcomes large groups
  • Next door to The Sloop
  • Car park behind  
  • Child friendly
  • Mindful of sustainable fishing


Boats in St Ives Porthmeor Beach in the sunshine

3. The Albatross, St Ives

Claiming to be the oldest fish & chip shop in the seaside town of St Ives, frying since 1918, their passion is producing top notch grub!

  • Off the main tourist streets
  • Food served piping hot
  • Takeaway Service
  • Locally sourced coffee
  • Lunch and Dinner


4. Becks Fish and Chips, St Ives

A proper established Cornish family business with lots of character serving good quality traditional meals.

  • Very large car park
  • Gluten free options
  • Sustainably sourced fish
  • Gift Vouchers
  • Full restaurant menu
  • Eat in and takeaway


Take away massive fish and chips in paper

5. The Mermaid, St Ives

One of the oldest family fun restaurants in St Ives, and based in the old fishing quarter, this is arguably one of the most romantic seafood restaurants in town.

  • Along narrow cobbled streets
  • Sit down meal
  • Freshest locally caught seafood
  • Lobsters in summer
  • Full restaurant menu
  • Carefully selected wine list


6. The Seafood Cafe, St Ives

The Seafood Cafe is a very classy establishment on Fore Street so pop your glad rags on for a posh fish and chips.

  • Sit down meal
  • Table service
  • Unique dining experience
  • Fresh local fish & shellfish


Landscape view of ST Ives point with crystal waters, harbour and boats

7. Sharky’s Fish and Chips, St Ives

A local’s secret that is hidden away on an industrial estate slightly out of town in Penbeagle St Ives. A proper chippy that will have you going back for more.

  • Proper traditional takeaway
  • Local’s best kept secret
  • Large portions
  • Bring your own wine
  • Welcomes large groups
  • Seating area upstairs


8. Pedn Olva Hotel, St Ives

Known for its restaurant views and full length windows, enjoy a delicious plate of fish and chips whilst gazing at the Atlantic.

  • Amazing sea views
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Above beach on rocks
  • Highly-rated restaurant
  • Sit down dining experience
  • Cornish Ingredients
Take away battered fish and chips with

9. Coast to Go, St Ives

Situated right on the harbour, this takeaway serves fish and chips along with pizza, crepes and hand-pressed burgers.

  • Harbour front takeaway
  • 10am opening
  • Large takeaway menu
  • Friendly staff
  • Stunning views whilst you wait


10. Porthminster Beach Cafe

A hugely popular cafe on the seafront offering fish and chips on their lunchtime menu (as well as the tastiest crispy fried squid on the planet!).

  • Uninterrupted views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse
  • Sit Down lunchtime meal
  • Multi award winning seafood restaurant
  • Locally sourced food
  • Small Batch Roasting Coffee, St Ives


Fish and chips on a pretty plate with mushy peas, lemon and mayo

A stay in St Ives is not complete without eating some fish and chips. Are you going for a sit down meal or taking your meal to the beach and harbour?

If it is the latter then watch out for the seagulls! Also, double check for summer opening times.

With plenty of luxury holiday cottages near these St Ives fish and chip shops, see about booking your holiday with Carbis Bay Holidays today.

By: Tony Townsend On:1st April 2019

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