Good Friday is the most popular day of the year for fish and chip shops around the country. So it perhaps more important than ever to plan where to buy the best fish supper.
To help, we’ve been asking people from around Hull and East Yorkshire to tell us which fish and chip shops they believe are the best. Now, the results can be revealed.
From Brough, to Hull, to Hornsea, this list includes the best chippies from all over East Yorkshire, as voted for by our readers. Read on to find out East Yorkshire’s favorite chippy and to hear from the staff behind our very best fish and chips shops as they prepare for a hectic Good Friday.
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Whiteheads – The Greenway, Hornsea
Coming in at number one on our list of the best fish and chip shops in Hull and East Yorkshire is Whiteheads in Hornsea. The ever-popular chippy took an impressive 13 per cent of the vote to claim the title of the region’s best.
Speaking to Hull Live, supervisor James Smith said: “It’s fantastic to hear that our customers have voted for us and are loving our food. I’m so pleased!
“It’s going to be a very busy day, but it always feels like such a special occasion serving our customers on Good Friday. We can not wait!”
Kingfisher – Endike Lane, Hull
Next on our list is Kingfisher on Endike Lane in Hull. The popular chippy took 10 percent of the vote, making it another of the region’s best.
Speaking to Hull Live, the team at Kingfisher said: “It’s an honor, we know it’s hard for many to change what they’s used to, but we have been so grateful to hear recently that many people, after trying us, will continue to use us over their previous options.
“We are tremendously grateful for all of our regulars and their constant words of encouragement and their efforts of word of mouth in recommending us, we can only hope to continue making them all happy!
“Like all chippies we anticipate Good Friday greatly, it’s our busiest day of the year and the pressure is always on! Covid did unfortunately affect our previous two Good Fridays, but this year we are open and taking walk-ins as usual.
“We hope to deliver the quality we always strive for and reach as many of our customers as possible. We always operate with a limited menu but always ensure to add the essentials!
“Rest assured all hands will be on deck and we have more staff on than ever before to help things run as smoothly as possible! We can not wait to serve you all!”
Cave Street Fisheries – Cave Street, Hull
Another local chippy that scored very highly on our poll was Cave Street Fisheries in Hull. Run by Carl McGlone, the much-loved takeaway took a tasty 10 per cent of the public vote.
Speaking to Hull Live about how it feels to be voted one of the region’s favorite chippies, Carl said: “It’s great to have the support of our amazing customers. Good Friday will be really busy, but we relish the challenge and are fully prepared. Thank you! “
Sue Downs – Ings Road, Hull
Another immensely popular fish and chip shop in Hull, Sue Downs on Ings Road received dozens of votes from its customers, earning one of the top spots on our list. Speaking to Hull Live, Joanne from Sue Downs said: “It feels fantastic to know that our customers enjoy our food so much. It really means a lot that they all voted for us as their favorite.
“Good Friday is always so busy, you would not believe how many boxes we’ve got in here! It’s hard work but we’re up for it and we get a real buzz out of how busy it gets.”
East Park Chippy – Holderness Road, Hull
East Park Chippy on Holderness Road received a huge number of votes in our poll, making it another of Hull’s most popular fish and chip shops. Speaking to Hull Live, the team at East Park Chippy said: “A huge thank you to all of our customers who voted for us, it really means a lot. Good Friday is the busiest day of the year for us, but we are always up for the challenge! “
The Funky Fish – Welton Road, Brough
The final spot on our list goes to The Funky Fish on Welton Road in Brough. The popular chippy is the only fish and chip shop from a West Hull village to feature on our list!
Speaking to Hull Live, the team at Funky Fish said: “We feel honored to be voted for by our customers and would like to thank them all for taking the time to vote. Since 2020, lots of you have become family to us.
“We strive to turn out great fish and chips every time, which can be difficult under the present climate, which at a drop of a hat can cause supply difficulties. We try to be a bit different too with Taco Tuesday and our chilli and mint fish. “
“Good Friday will be manic – a frenzy of fish frying and super-fast service. We have been taking pre-orders on collections and have put our delivery service back on for the day.
“Ebony, our star larker at Brough, will be organizing everything to run like clockwork and all the Funky Fish Crew will be on board that day. We usually finish the shift off with a round of slushy cocktails. Wish us luck!”
Did your favorite chippy make the list? Let us know in the comments below.