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Top North Shore spots for fish & chips by the water

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Hot summer days in Sydney call for fish and chips by the water! Whether you want to dine in or take away, we’ve compiled our favourite spots near Sydney’s North Shore to feast on these ocean delicacies… 


1. Beach House Restaurant

Beach House Balmoral

Across the street from Balmoral Beach, this is a great place to grab some take-away. In addition to fish and chips, Beach House Restaurant also has antipasto picnic boxes, seafood and fish and premium coffee available for take away. If you decide to dine in, this seaside cafe offers the Italian inspired cuisine in a bright and open setting overlooking Balmoral Beach.

Address: 2 Awaba Street, Balmoral
Phone: 9229 7760
Website: Beach House Restaurant at Balmoral

2. The Boathouse

The Boathouse Balmoral

The Boathouse Balmoral Beach cafe is located on the Esplanade. The cafe offers a fantastic spot to sit enjoy fish and chips with its beachside setting, fresh modern Australian cuisine and fresh market flowers.

Address: 2 The Esplanade, Balmoral
Phone: 9974 5440
Website: The Boathouse Balmoral Beach


3. Clonnys at Clontarf

Clonnys at Clontarf is all about wholesome tasty food that makes you feel good. Grab your fish and chips and roll out your picnic rug on Clontarf Reserve to enjoy it! There’s a huge playground that the kids will just love, and a lovely calm harbour beach.

Address: Clontarf Reserve Sandy Bay Road, Clontarf
Phone: 9948 2373
Website: Clonnys at Clontarf

Dee Why

4. On Shore Cafe Brasserie

The On Shore Cafe Brasserie is a great spot to sit and take in the view of beautiful Dee Why Beach while you enjoy your fish and chips. The extensive menu offers an array of modern Australia dishes designed to satisfy a broad range of tastes.

Address: 16 The Strand, Dee Why Beach
Phone: 9972 2325
Website: On Shore Cafe

5. WildWater Grill

WildWater Grill is another beautiful spot for lunch also overlooking Dee Why beach, it’s the perfect place to sit back and relax whilst dining alfresco. WildWater’s laid-back and lively atmosphere makes for good times as well as great food. Funky music and fast, friendly service creates an energetic buzz.

Address: 4 The Strand, Dee Why
Website: WildWater Grill

6. Deck Bar & Dining


Deck Bar & Dining offers an evolving menu with flavours from the world’s best street food vendors. The reasonably priced, quick and flavoursome food is made to be enjoyed in a social setting at this local beach bar.

Address: 2/23 The Strand, Dee Why
Phone: 9971 0744
Website: Deck Bar & Dining


7. Snack Shack

The Snack Shack offers fish and chips, seafood, burgers, soft tortilla tacos, milkshakes, fresh juices, smoothies and frappes only a short walk from the beach. The tradition of this shop lives on with generation after generation enjoying the old school menu and remembering a time when fish and chips came rolled up in newspaper. You can also order online so your order is ready to pick up when you get there!

Address: 148 Pittwater Road, Manly
Phone: 9977 7368
Website: The Snack Shack

8. Manly Fish Cafe

Manly Fish Cafe offers relaxed seafood restaurant dining close to Manly Beach. Sit down and enjoy the freshest of Manly seafood after your morning at the beach.

Address: 2 & 3, 25-27 South Steyne, Manly
Phone: 9977 3030
Website: Manly Fish Cafe

9. Fishmongers Manly

Ryan Mansell and his team know how to handle fish! Fishmongers Manly is located just one block back from beautiful Manly Beach, tucked away in Rialto Square.

You’ll love its signature deep fried kumera and house crumbed calamari.

Address: Shop 4, 11-27 Wentworth Street, Manly
Phone: 9977 1777
Website: Fishmongers Manly

10. The Bower Restaurant

The Bower

The Bower Restaurant is located at Fairy Bower, between Manly Beach and Shelly Beach overlooking the sparkling blue waters of Cabbage Tree Bay. The indoor and outdoor dining features a view to the water from every seat making it a magical spot to grab some fish and chips. It’s especially convenient if your favourite swimming spot is Shelly Beach.

Address: 7 Marine Parade, Manly
Phone: 9977 5451
Website: The Bower Restaurant

Palm Beach

11. The Greedy Goat

The Greedy Goat

A modern cafe in Sydney’s beautiful Palm Beach, The Greedy Goat provides a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the fantastic food and excellent coffee. The food is fabulously fresh, with everything (except the breads) made daily on the premises.

Address: 1031 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach
Phone: 9974 2555
Website: The Greedy Goat

12. The Boathouse

Boathouse Palm Beach

The Boathouse offers a beach-side setting, fresh modern Australian cuisine and rustic furnishings. There are many ways to enjoy your fish and chips at the original Barrenjoey Boathouse. Take a seat on one of the picnic tables on the wharf (which is suspended over Station Beach) or simply grab a spot on the front lawn. The water views are breathtaking from every direction.

Address: Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach
Phone: 9974 5440
Website: The Boathouse Palm Beach

Church Point

13. The Waterfront Cafe and General Store


Arrive to the spectacular view of the Pittwater as you enter The Waterfront Cafe and General Store. This Heritage listed cafe offers a menu based upon locally sourced and seasonably available products. Over in the general store there is also a full wine and beer selection. This beautiful waterfront location is the perfect spot in Church Point to enjoy a summer lunch with your family.

Address: Pittwater Road, Church Point
Phone: 9979 6633
Website: The Waterfront Cafe and General Store


14. JD’s Delish Cafe Restaurant


JD’s Delish Cafe Restaurant in Brooklyn is located near the wharf and the railway station in Brooklyn and offers a great range of beautiful dishes, in addition to its delicious fish and chips.

Address: 2/12 Dangar Road, Brooklyn
Phone: 9985 7870
Website: JD’s Delish Cafe Restaurant Brooklyn

15. Lifeboat Seafood

Lifeboat Seafood serve the freshest seafood, cooked to perfection. Situated on the scenic Hawkesbury River, Brooklyn you can wine and dine, alfresco style, and at the same time enjoy the beautiful river.

Address: 9 Dangar Road, Brooklyn
Phone: 9985 7510
Website: Lifeboat Seafood

Bobbin Head

16. Bobbin Inn Cafe

Bobbin Inn Cafe

The Bobbin Inn Café is a great spot to grab some fish and chips with the kids. It also has a large range of hot and cold food and drinks, including snacks, full meals, all day breakfast, kids meals and a large selection of cakes and desserts. Relax indoors or in the sunny outdoor dining area and soak up the ambience of the national park. On weekends and holidays you can hire a paddle boat or enjoy a ferry cruise, exploring the Cowan waters of Broken Bay.

Address: Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Bobbin Head
Phone: 9457 7170
Website: Bobbin Inn Cafe

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