News that a family-run chippy will be returning to Southend seafront has been welcomed by many. 

The Zinonos family, who ran the “turreted” Ye Olde Chippy opposite the Kursaal on Southend seafront, is behind the new restaurant.

It will replace Mr Thompson’s Baskin Robbin and Maple Moose takeaways in Marine Parade, Southend, with the project costing about £100,000.

So this got us thinking - what are the best fish and chip shops in Southend? 


Tripadvisor has given us a pretty good idea, so below are five of the best rated in the town according to reviewers. 

If you can think of any others, comment below or drop us a message on Facebook:

The Fish Inn

This traditional fish and chippy can be found on London Road in Leigh.

Customers rate the Fish Inn at a whopping five stars out of five, with 35 out of the 38 reviews rated as 'excellent', the highest rating on Trip Advisor.

One customer said "the best fish and chips in Southend."

Oldham's Fish Restaurant

Found in Westcliff, on West Road, this fish and chippy is one of the highest rated, receiving an average of 4.5 stars out of five.

Reviews read as "the best fish and chips for miles" and "by far the best fish and chips in Essex."


The Peterboat

This Leigh pub comes in at second in the leaderboard for venues which serve fish and chips.

Found on the High Street, the Peterboat also has a 4.5 rating out of five.

The pub proves popular among diners, with one saying "excellent fish and chips" with another adding "a lovely pub with great views of the bay."

The Fish House

Rated at four-and-a-half stars out of five, the fish and chip shop, can be found on East Street.

50 out of the 65 reviews left gave the Fish House an 'excellent' rating, with nine more saying it was 'very good'.

The Frying Pan

The Frying Pan can be found on Southchurch Road.

The fish and chip shop has been given a 4.5 out of five rating, with one customer saying "the best fish and chip shop in Southend."