Whether you drizzle or drown your fish and chips in salt and vinegar we have compiled a list of 7 of the best under-the-radar fish and chip shops for you to try.

These County Durham restaurants have rave reviews from google and TripAdvisor but deserve even more recognition for their takes on the British classic.

The Northern Echo: The Golden Inn is a local favourite in Consett

1. Golden Fish Inn, Consett

Where - Woodlands House, Consett DH8 7BA

A popular joint in the local area the Golden Fish Inn, has received glowing reviews on TripAdvisor with 5/5 starts from 128 reviews and a score of 4.7 starts from 680 google reviews, this isn’t one to miss.

With everything served homemade, Golden Fish Inn is hailed as the best chippy in Consett, securing themselves a loyal customer base.

2. Lanchester Fish Bar, Lanchester

Where - 33 Front St, Lanchester, Durham DH7 0HT

A quaint little chippy Lanchester Fish Bar is a classic hearty fish and chip shop located in the heart of Lanchester village.

They have also been hailed as one of the best fish and chip shops in the North East due to their fantastic selection of options for vegans and vegetarians which includes pies and vegan haggis. 

The Northern Echo: Battered and Fried were nominated for "Best Fish and Chip Shop" in the County Durham

3. Battered and Fried, Durham

Where - 68 High St, Carrville, Durham DH1 1AT

Hailed for its cleanliness and non-greasy food Battered and Fried deserves all the positive recognition they are receiving.

They were also nominated for "Best Fish and Chip Shop" in the County Durham region!

4. Howe’s, Bishop Auckland

Where - 44 Fore Bondgate, Bishop Auckland DL14 7PE

Howe’s in Bishop Auckland is praised for its cooked to order traditional fish and chips.

They also offer gluten free options what are cooked in a separate area using different utensils.

The Northern Echo: Park Lane Fish and Chips are known for theirgenerous portion sizes and excellent quality

5. Park Lane Fish and Chips, Darlington

Where - 180-182 Park Ln, Darlington DL1 5AH

With generous portion sizes and excellent quality fish Park Lane Fish and Chips in Darlington is definitely one to try.

You can also order from Park Lane Fish and Chips on Just Eat if you don’t fancy leaving the house.

6. The Old Chippy, Chester Le Street

Where - Eastfield House, Front St, Perkinsville, Chester-le-Street DH2 1QP

With raving reviews about their staff and chippy tea offerings in equal measure The Old Chippy in Chester Le Street is full of great banter and delicious food.

The Old Chippy even serve haggis and remind customers of classic chip shops from their childhood.

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7. Fish and Chips at 149, Barnard Castle

Where - 36 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8BH

This chippy doubles as a fish restaurant and has 397 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor.

With plenty of gluten free options, visitors have commented that they believe Fish and Chips at 149 is worthy of an award for their take on the traditional fish and chips.