It’s a classic Good Friday tradition to leave the cooking up to the professionals at the local Fish and Chip shop.
It’ll be a busy night at every chippy across the country, and you might want to get your order in earlier than normal.
In a world of online apps and delivery being the norm, it’s easier than ever to order from a shop that might not be your local around the corner.
Maybe this Easter is the year you dive into the unknown, and find a new favourite place to get your battered sausages or cod and chips.
We’ve scoured the review website TripAdvisor to find the best Fish and Chip shops in some of the biggest towns and cities in Essex.
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The places we’ve included received the best rating according to user reviews, and we’ve included the top shop for every area.
We’ve excluded all the restaurants and pubs unless they have a dedicated fish and chips counter, because today is one for the chippies.
If your favourite’s not on the list, spread the word online and get your beloved local on the list.
Here are the top Fish and Chip shops where you live.
Name: Martellas Fish and Chips
Address: 18 Village Square, Chelmer Village, Chelmsford, CM2 6RF
Rating: Four and a half stars from 49 reviews.
Name: Oldhams Fish Restaurant
Address: 13 West Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9AU
Rating: Four and a half stars from 392 reviews.
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Name: Dr Chippy’s
Address: 3 St. Botolphs Street, Colchester, CO2 7DX
Rating: Four and a half stars from 500 reviews.
Name: Fish N Chick N
Address: The Knares, 2 Kibcaps, Basildon, SS16 5SA
Rating: Four stars from 20 reviews.
Name: Chris’ Fish and Chips
Address: 81 Grove Road, Rayleigh, SS6 8RA
Rating: Four and a half stars from 139 reviews.
Name: Paul’s Plaice
Address: Unit 4 Bentalls Shopping Centre, Colchester Road, Bentalls Shopping Centre, Maldon, CM9 4GD
Rating: Four stars from 45 reviews.
Name: Mick’s Fish and Chips
Address: 297 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, CM7 9ED
Rating: Four stars from 38 reviews.
Name: Tommy Tuckers
Address: 9 Mill Lane, Witham CM8 1BW England
Rating: Four and a half stars from 43 reviews.
Name: The Fish House
Address: 14 St. Thomas Road, Brentwood, CM14 4DB
Rating: Four and a half stars from 119 reviews.
Name: Mr Luigi’s
Address: 108 The Stow, Harlow, CM20 3AS
Rating: Three and a half stars from 57 reviews.
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Name: Fish and Chips
Address: 48 High Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1EE
Rating: Four stars from 60 reviews.
Name: Geo’s Fishbar
Address: 3 West Avenue, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1QR
Rating: Four and a half stars from 307 reviews.
Name: Pieseas Chippy
Address: 76 West Street, Harwich, CO12 3DA
Rating: Four and a half stars from 272 reviews.
Name: The Fish Inn
Address: 1117 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, SS9 3JJ
Rating: Five stars from 40 reviews.
Name: Bruno’s Fish and Chips
Address: 35-37 Eastern Esplanade, SS8 7DN
Rating: Four and a half stars from 35 reviews.
Name: Britannia Fish Bar
Address: 69 High Street, Wickford, SS12 9AQ
Rating: Four and a half stars from 31 reviews.
Name: The Happy Haddock
Address: 8 Morris Avenue, Billericay, CM11 2JR
Rating: Four and a half stars from 64 reviews.
Name: Fish N Chick N
Address: 135 Daiglen Drive, South Ockendon, RM15 5EH
Rating: Four stars from 10 reviews.
Name: Figo’s @ Roundhills
Address: 74 Roundhills, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1UU
Rating: Four and a half stars from 17 reviews.
Name: Jolly Fryer
Address: 43 High Street, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8AG
Rating: Four and a half stars from 74 reviews.