The North East has become the undisputed champion in serving up some of Britain's best fish and chips - with several venues winning awards for their efforts.

Platefuls of flaky cod wrapped in crispy batter, golden chips and mushy peas, with curry sauce, salt and vinegar and gravy (depending on your preference), have gained praise from thousands of locals.

Fish and chip aficionados have assembled recommendations for the top spots to savour the top British dish - with The Northern Echo readers suggesting their favourite fish and chip spots.

We asked our readers for their best fish and chip recommendations - and they didn't disappoint - here's what they came up with:

Seabreeze in Redcar emerged as a quick favourite.

Andrew Read praised it for not only its "outstanding food" but also "great service."

Multiple people echoed this sentiment, with Roy Markie highlighting the "super quality and service," and Leo Kemp proclaiming Seabreeze's offerings as "yummy."

Beedle's Chippy in Bishop Auckland also received multiple glowing reviews.

Andrea Bailey said, with a hint of bias, that it's her top recommendation.

Proving the power of personal endorsement, Dave Lowdon too was enthusiastic about Beedle's.

Community dedication to variety is evident as well, especially for those with dietary needs.

Sharon Thornton lauded 149 Fish & Chips in Catterick Garrison and Barkers of Richmond for adhering to gluten-free restrictions.

She called them "fabulous" and commended Seabreeze at Redcar for the same.

Debbie Carroll painted a mouth-watering picture of Stonehouse fish and chips in Lingdale, Saltburn, by simply calling it "beautiful."

Similarly, Diane Richardson gave her approval to Bells or North Sea Fisheries in Seaham.

Beamish Museum emerged as a go-to place among many including Sue Reid, Amber Howett and Craig Irvine.

Fields at Esh Winning and Yarm Road, in Darlington, made ripples among respondents.

Tony Hutchinson, Debbie Saunders and Michael Johnson, among scores of others, endorsed Fields.

While Julia Paree proclaimed Fields in Esh Winning as "famous as heck for that!", David Glancy saluted Yarm Road fish shop in Darlington as "absolutely delicious."

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Kelvin Anderson benefited from variety, seeing 149 at Barnard Castle as the "nicest" he's had.

Whether it's Seabreeze Redcar, Beedle's Chippy in Bishop Auckland or somewhere else, the North East is a haven for fish and chip fans.

Gather some recommendations, don your thickest coat, and head out to test the best this region has to offer.

If your choice wasn't featured - let us know in the article comments or the social media comments.