Eat & Drink

A guide to the best fish and chips across town

There’s nothing better than an Australian summer spent devouring fish and chips by the ocean. Here are the best spots for fish and chips across Newcastle for when the cravings hit.

Cargo Espresso Bar

Cargo Espresso Bar serves up beach kiosk classics at for breakfast and lunch, so it makes sense that its fish and chips are tasty. Sit at the tables outside and watch the world go by or take your feed down onto the beach.
Where: 1C Beach Rd, Redhead

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Fresh Start Takeaway

Located a hop, skip, and a jump away from town is Lake Macquarie takeaway joint, Fresh Start. It's not only home to some great fish and chips, but the burgers pack a punch too.
Where: 24 Main Rd, Boolaroo

Flatfish Cafe

When a takeaway joint is right next to the fish co-op, expectations are high. Flatfish Cafe delivers, offering up fish and chips as well as some good value seafood lunch packs and brekkie favourites. 
Where: 97 Hannell St, Wickham

Harbourside Takeaway

Harbourside Takeaway as a Wickham favourite, and for good reason. This lowkey spot on Hannell Street has been serving up excellent fish and chips for years.
Where: 76 Hannell St, Wickham


Larrie's is all about modern takes on Aussie takeaway classics, and we reckon its fish and chips are definitely up to scratch. Eat them across the road at Merewether Beach and with some cold drinks and you have yourself an ideal summer feed.
Where: 99 Frederick St, Merewether

Mrs Jones Oyster Bar

Since opening in 2023, Mrs Jones Oyster Bar has been quietly serving up some of the best takeaway seafood in Newcastle. The fish and chips are crunchy and crisp, and the oyster toppings on offer are unique and fresh.
Where: 91 Young St, Carrington

Mayfield West Kebabs & Charcoal Chicken

Mayfield West Kebabs & Charcoal Chicken has become a local institution, beloved for its snack packs and charcoal chicken. But did you know the takeaway joint does delicious fish and chips too? Next time, swap your snack pack for fish and chips when the craving hits.
Where: 402 Maitland Rd, Mayfield West


Scotties has long been a favourite for its fresh and sustainable seafood menu, fun atmosphere, and excellent location. Just a short walk from Newcastle Beach, a visit to Scotties is a must on a balmy summer evening.
Where: 36 Scott St, Newcastle East

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And of course, a Newcastle fish and chip guide wouldn’t be complete without the seafood institution that is Scratchleys being included. Whilst it might be known for its sit-down menu, the takeaway window is where it’s at for traditional fish and chips. 
Where: 200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle

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Sunnyboy Kiosk

There's few better places to enjoy fish and chips in Newcastle than right on Dixon Park Beach. Grab your fried feed from Sunnyboy Kiosk and watch the waves roll in.
Where: 15 Ocean St, Merewether

The Avenue Takeaway

The Avenue Takeaway is an old-school takeaway joint serving up old-school fish and chips. Don't miss the burgers at The Avenue either!
Where: 59B Stewart Ave, Hamilton South

The Kingfish 

Did you know The Kingfish in Honeysuckle does takeaway too? With owner Garry running his own fish and chip shop on the Central Coast for 13 years, you know whatever comes out of The Kingfish's kitchen is going to be top quality.
Where: 15/17 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle

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The Kiosk at Newcastle Beach 

Boasting some of the best latte-sipping views along our spectacular coastline, The Kiosk at Newcastle Beach also has an extensive menu with featuring traditional Aussie fish and chips.
Where: 42 Shortland Esp, Newcastle East

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Vinny’s Takeaway Georgetown

If you live in Georgetown, there’s no way you’ve missed this place. From Chiko rolls and pineapple fritters, to fish and chip meal deals and burgers galore, Vinny's Takeaway Georgetown has it all.
Where: 41 Georgetown Rd, Georgetown

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