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Time to celebrate our best loved dish!

Time to celebrate our best loved dish!
Guides & Top Tens Places to Eat & Drink

It is National Fish and Chip day today and as a (Northern) seaside town, Southport of course does some of the very best!  What better excuse to treat yourself to a Friday night fish supper then a National celebration and throwing some support for our local independent businesses in the process.  Read on for some of the town centre’s best, and if you indulge tonight we ask only two things of you – share your pics of your supper with @southportindies and get some batter bits.  You should always get some batter bits.

King’s Plaice

One of Southport’s newest chip shop, the King’s Plaice opened last year. With a fresh and modern interior and booth seating, you can eat in, take out or even enjoy some September sunshine on Lord Street with their outdoor seating.


Right in the heart of the town, Diva is a great bet for a good fish and chips.  Diva is a particularly good destination for families on a bright afternoon as they boast a mini soft play in the cafe so parents can sit in relative peace as tiny ones play

The Dolphin

Set along the traditional tourist boulevard of Scarisbrick Avenue, The Dolphin has been serving some of the best fish and chips around since 1957!  This family run business never disappoints so treat yourself this weekend to some chips, open, and wander accross to the gardens for a socially distanced treat.

The Swan

This legendary cafe’s reputation precedes it.  One of Southport’s longest standing and most beloved chip shops, you are in for a treat if you haven’t been before.  Known by tourists and locals alike, The Swan always gets nothing but glowing reviews and boasts the best fish about


Nevill Street, The Pier and Silcocks

We all too often tend to forget, in our own towns, to play tourist for a day and enjoy the bits that bring visitors here in droves.  Play ‘staycationers’ for the day with your pick of the best fish and chips on Nevill Street.  There is not one but four brilliant places to choose from.  Of course, the most famous of all is Silcocks with their family pier cafe, with views over the lake or a seat next to the carousel or their Embassy restaurant closer to Lord Street with its huge dining space.  Across the road you will find Jackson’s and by the Queen Victoria statue is the Sandgrounder, another of our top choices.

Feeling fancy?

The Vincent Hotel does an excellent fish and chips and what’s more they now offer it to go.  The Forge Brasserie, as Southport’s leading seafood restaurant, has to be top of the list for such an auspicious occasion as National fish and chips day!


About Southport BID

Southport Business Improvement District (BID) is an independent organisation that represents more than 750 businesses in Southport Town Centre. It provides a collective voice for these businesses, implements programmes to help promote local spend and plays a central role in attracting investment to the town.

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