If you want to know if somewhere is a good place to live, start with the chip shops.

For the record, Cornwall is a fantastic place to live at least according to The Official Guide to the UK’s Quality Fish and Chip Shops 2021.

The county has made the list four times and there's nothing fishy about that.

Representatives from the Fish and Chip industry, the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) and Sarson’s vinegar has analysed chip shops up and down the country and these are the special few that earned the prestigious NFFF Quality accreditation.

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall has made the list of the UK’s Quality Fish and Chip Shops 2021. Credit: Sarson's and NFFFCornwall has made the list of the UK’s Quality Fish and Chip Shops 2021. Credit: Sarson's and NFFF

On the NFFF Quality Accreditation, Andrew Crook, said "The NFFF Quality Accreditation showcases the leading fish and chip takeaways across the UK, the shops that we all love to buy our fish supper from.

"The NFFF Quality Accreditation assessment is extremely comprehensive. Achieving the NFFF Fish & Chip Quality Accreditation provides reassurance to customers that they are being served delicious food using high-quality ingredients.

"We encourage anyone who loves fish and chips to look out for the 'BIG Q' sign in the shop window.”

According to a YouGov poll, 382 million meals from fish and chip shops are eaten every year in Britain.

Both 'Chips' and 'Fish and Chips' take the top two spots as the nation's most popular meals, outranking even beloved Roasts, English Breakfasts and bangers and mash.

So, here's a list of the best places in Cornwall that can enjoy that classic fish supper.


The best chip shops in Cornwall


Fraser's Fish and Chips

Where: Western Promenade Rd, Penzance TR18 4HH and 80 Godolphin Road, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 8GS

Opening hours:- Monday to Thursday - 4pm to 7:30pm, Friday - 4pm to 8pm, Saturday 12pm to 8pm and Sunday -12pm to 7.30pm

Cost of a classic fish supper: £5.75

Harbour Lights

Where: Arwenack St, Falmouth TR11 3LH

Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday: 12 - 8:30pm and Friday - Saturday: 12 - 9pm for takeaway. 12pm to 2:30pm & 5 - 8pm: Sunday - Thursday and 12 - 2:30 & 5 - 8:30pm: Friday - Saturday for the restaurant.

Cost of a classic fish supper: £5.85

Holmbush Fish Bar

Where: 86 Daniels Ln, Saint Austell PL25 3HT

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 11:30am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm, Sunday: 4:30pm to 9pm

Cost of a classic fish supper: £4.80

Sole Plaice

Where: 20 Pydar Street, Truro, TR1 2AY

Opening hours: (Monday to Saturday) Restaurant - 11:30am - 7:00pm and Takeaway - 11:30am - 8:30pm

Cost of a classic fish supper:£5.80