Dublin is home to many fantastic eateries, serving dishes from all across the globe – but sometimes all you need is a classic portion of fish and chips. To help satisfy your cravings, we’ve found five chippers you need to check out in Dublin:
Five of Dublin’s Most Loved Chippers
Fish Shop, Benburb Street
Fish Shop in Smithfield serves fresh, locally caught, beer-battered fish – perfectly paired with a glass of wine. Since starting its life outdoors at the Blackrock Market in 2013, Fish Shop has become a favourite among visitors, and opened the doors to its Dublin 7 diner in 2015.
The menu changes daily, dependent on the best catch of the day. Stick to the classic fish and chips, made from line-caught hake, pollock or haddock, or push the boat out with the restaurants very own ‘Posh Fish and Chips’, made from beer battered fillet of turbot, brill or john dory.
Fish Shop was one of RTÉ’s top choices on its exploration of Dublin’s best seafood, published yesterday.
Leo Burdock, Christchurch
Leo Burdock is Dublin’s oldest and most famous chipper. Since opening in 1913, the fish and chip shop has lived through all of the city’s most significant historical events. From serving fresh, hot food during the 1916 rising right up until today, Burdock’s has been a staple for Dubliners for generations.
It’s not just locals who are raving about this chipper; it even has its very own celebrity hall of fame. Recalling a number of famous faces who have passed through, the restaurant displays an extensive, framed list of names including Tom Cruise, Saoirse Ronan and Ray Charles – among many more. This is a chipper that certainly lives up to the hype, offering a delicious and varied menu of classic dishes all wrapped up in a warm paper bundle.
Beshoff Bros, Dame Street
Beshoff Bros is one of Dublin’s most loved chippers, known well by locals and visitors alike. The family business goes back decades, serving fresh fish straight from the north Atlantic and ‘real chips’ made from potatoes grown by environmentally-friendly farmers.
Since 1939, the Beshoff family have been providing Dublin with quality sit-down and takeaway food – with a growing catalogue of restaurants across the city and beyond. Using fresh, quality ingredients, Beshoff Bros serves fish and chicken dishes, offering generous servings packed with flavour.
The Original Borza, Walkinstown
Borza is a family-run business, serving the people of Dublin for 52 years. While a number of Borza takeaways have cropped up all over Dublin, the original site in Walkinstown is to thank for its popularity. Serving fresh fish and chips, as well as other delicious classics, this traditional chipper is well worth the visit.
The business has recently taken on a brand new venture, serving Rosso wood fired pizza and pasta dishes – so you can now choose between chipper and Italian takeaway. Pop in and grab a bag of chips while you’re in the area, or find your nearest Borza for an authentic Dublin chipper experience.
Presto, South Lotts Road
Presto on South Lotts Road is a chipper frequented by locals, for those late night cravings or the evenings you just don’t feel like cooking. Serving traditional fish and chips, chicken, pizzas and more, it’s the perfect spot to stop by for a takeaway.
Presto uses only fresh ingredients, including 100% Irish chicken breast and homemade pizza sauce. All fish is battered to order and the chips are cut every day, so freshness is assured in each bag. Loved and highly recommended by those who have passed through, this is one you need to check out.