Hot summer days in Sydney call for fish and chips by the water! There’s nothing better than planning a trip to one of the stunning beaches we have around us enjoying an afternoon of sandcastles, swimming and, of course, fish and chips. 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…
Who doesn’t love fish and chips? The kids can run wild (no restaurant rules on the beach!), while feasting on delicious food with a view. It’s the perfect way to waste away a Summer afternoon, and we have the best spots to do it. Use the quicklinks below to find the best North Shore spots for fish and chips by the water.
- Beach House Restaurant, Balmoral
- Bobbin Inn Cafe, Bobbin Head
- Bottom of the Harbour, Balmoral
- D.Y Seafoods, Dee Why
- Fishmongers Manly
- Manly Fish Cafe
- On Shore Cafe, Dee Why
- Palm Beach Fish & Chips
- Snack Shack, Manly
- The Boathouse, Balmoral
- The Bower Restaurant, Manly
- The Greedy Goat, Palm Beach
- Waterfront Cafe & General Store
- WildWater Grill, Dee Why
Beach House Restaurant
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: (02) 9229 7760
Website: Beach House Restaurant at 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
Bottom of the Harbour
Right on the beach front, Bottom of the Harbour is a great place to pop in, grab fish and chips and settle on the sand nearby. From grilled fish to salt and pepper squid and seafood chowder, they have something for everyone.
Address: 21 The Esplanade, Balmoral
Phone: (02) 9969 7911
Website: Bottom of the Harbour
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
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
When you are looking for a fresh catch of the day to eat for lunch or dinner, this fresh seafood market will cook everything to order for you, just the way you like it. From halibut to jumbo shrimp and almost everything in between, there is plenty of variety.
Address: 9 Oakes Avenue, Dee Why
Phone: 9972 4449
Website: D.Y Seafoods
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
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. It’s the perfect spot on the North Shore for fish and chips.
Address: 2 & 3, 25-27 South Steyne, Manly
Phone: 9977 3030
Website: Manly Fish Cafe
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 their signature deep fried kumera and house crumbed calamari.
Address: Shop 4, 11-27 Wentworth Street, Manly
Phone: 9977 1777
Website: Fishmongers Manly
The Bower Restaurant
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: 0451 343 339
Website: The Bower Restaurant
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
Palm Beach Fish & Chips
The perfect place for a pitstop on your beach afternoon, Palm Beach Fish & Chips specialises in quality seafood, burgers, coffee, ice creams. They are famous for their fish and chips!
Address: 1104 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach
Phone: 9974 1110
Website: Palm Beach Fish & Chips
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
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: 1860 Pittwater Road, Church Point
Phone: 9979 6633
Website: The Waterfront Cafe and General Store
Bobbin Inn Cafe
The Bobbin Inn Café is a great spoton the North Shore for 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
If you’ve got a favourite fish and chips spot, please share with us below!