Cape Town takes its fish and chips very seriously. This is hardly surprising given Cape Town’s coastal location, but it can make choosing the best spots in town slightly tricky. There are several iconic hole-in-the-wall fish and chips shops located across the Cape, as well as a few fancier establishments that put their own twist on the old classic. We’ve picked out the best places to tuck into some fish and chips in the city.
There’s almost always a queue outside Fish Hoek Fisheries, which is a good thing. If it wasn’t for its near-permanent popularity, you might easily walk right past this inconspicuous location. They serve up some of Fish Hoek’s best fish and chips at unbelievable prices, which keeps the regulars returning and the visitors marvelling.
Good fish and chip shops are a rare find in the Cape Town CBD, but if you’re looking for a cost-effective seafood fix while in the city, head to Lusitania. They’re located on the busy Waterkant Street and, though further from the sea than many other spots, they stay true to tradition. You’ll find the usual deep-fried hake and chips drenched in salt and vinegar, which they wrap up in wax paper for easy transport.