The Best Fish and Chips in Ireland

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Carmen Viloria

  • Ireland

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  • Local Food

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Curator’s statement

As a curious traveler with a passion for history, I recognize food as core to any cultural immersion. My journey to Dublin last June not only opened my eyes to the captivating stories and rich history of Ireland, but also introduced me to a culinary adventure that deepened my admiration for this enchanting island nation.

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Ireland is renowned for its delicious fish and chips, a classic dish that has captured the hearts and palates of locals and visitors alike. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure as we explore the top spots to indulge in the best fish and chips experiences across the Emerald Isle.

Places to eat & drink in Ireland

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Leo Burdock (Dublin): 4 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Our journey begins in Dublin at Leo Burdock, an iconic fish and chip shop with a legacy dating back several generations. Prepare to be captivated by their perfectly fried fish, crisp chips and secret recipe batter. Leo Burdock continues to uphold its reputation as a beloved institution, satisfying the cravings of fish and chips enthusiasts for over a century.

Beshoff Bros (Dublin): 6 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1
Next, we make our way to Beshoff Bros, a family-run establishment that has been serving mouthwatering fish and chips since 1913. With a commitment to quality and tradition, Beshoff Bros offers a delightful combination of flaky fish, golden fries and tangy tartar sauce. Their dedication to excellence has made them a go-to destination for locals and tourists seeking an authentic fish and chips experience.

McDonagh's (Galway): 22 Quay Street, Galway
In the charming city of Galway, McDonagh's awaits with its tantalizing array of fresh seafood delights. While they offer a diverse menu, their fish and chips steal the spotlight. With locally sourced fish, expertly fried to perfection and accompanied by chunky chips, a visit to McDonagh's is a must for any fish and chips aficionado exploring the west of Ireland.

(My Personal Favorite) Quinlan's Seafood Bar (Kerry): Multiple locations in Kerry, including Killarney and Tralee
Prepare to savor fish and chips perfection at Quinlan's Seafood Bar, a personal favorite and standout destination in Kerry because of the shop's local charm and the bright white fish. Quinlan's offers a delightful combination of fresh fish, hand-cut chips and their signature crispy batter. Indulge in the flavors of the sea while enjoying the stunning surroundings of Kerry and let Quinlan's Seafood Bar redefine your fish and chips experience.

The Chip Co. (Belfast): 36-38 Ann Street, Belfast
Finally, we arrive in Belfast, where The Chip Co. stands out as a premier destination for fish and chips lovers. With generous portions, perfectly seasoned fish and fluffy chips, The Chip Co. showcases the culinary mastery behind this beloved dish. Be sure to explore their variety of mouthwatering sauces, elevating your fish and chips experience to new heights.

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