Fish and chips are one of the country’s most-loved dishes, so we’ve rounded up the best places where you can enjoy one in Croydon, according to TripAdvisor reviews.

It’s pretty clear that the people of Croydon love their fish and chips, whether it’s plain or with a squeeze of lemon and drop of tartare sauce.

Below are the top places in Croydon to get yourself a fish and chip supper.

McDermott’s Fish & Chips

This restaurant, located at Unit 5-7 at The Forestdale Shopping Centre, has 666 reviews, with 524 of them dubbing it excellent.

One satisfied customer said the dish served at McDermott’s was “probably the best fish and chips in Britain.”

Another customer said: “Excellent top-notch fish and chips.

“By far the best chippie in Croydon.

“The batter on the fish is so crisp and fish succulent.

“Very generous portions too – fantastic!”

"The fish was cooked to perfection and deliciously crispy." 

McDermott's Fish & Chips has different opening hours on different days.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, they are open from 4pm to 8pm.

On Thursday and Saturday, they are open from 12pm to 2pm and then again from 4pm to 8pm.

On Friday, they are open from 12pm to 2pm and then again from 4pm to 8pm.

The Surprise Inn

Located on 107 Upper Shirley Road, this bar and grill has 82 of 180 reviews calling it excellent.

A lot of the comments praise the restaurant’s take on the welcoming atmosphere.

One reviewer commented: “Excellent food and the best fish and chips I have had.

“Great atmosphere and friendly staff.

“Would highly recommend.”

"Lovely service and very friendly and helpful."

Another said: "I had the signature fish & chips and it was outstanding!

"The whole fish and chips state just tastes great!"

The Surprise Inn is open from 12pm to 11pm between Monday and Saturday, and 12pm to 10:30pm on Sunday.

Coach House Cafe

Coach House, on Coombe Wood, is a cafe with 67 excellent reviews.

One reviewer said: “Keith had the fish and chips which was equally delicious with a large fish and lovely fresh chips.

“The staff were helpful, polite and calm even though very busy.

The Coach House Cafe is open from 9am to 4pm on weekdays, and 9am to 4:30pm on weekends.

Ossie’s Fish and Chips

Ossie’s Fish and Chips, on 189 Lower Addiscombe, is a classic “chippie” with 39 out of 52 reviewers dubbing it excellent.

One happy reviewer said: “Lovely cod and chips, good portion chips and the cod was nice and crispy.

“Proper traditional fish and chips.”

Another reviewer said: “By far the best fish and chips around Croydon.

“The fish is always fresh and potatoes are taste-tested before ordering batches from suppliers.

“It’s the best professional fish and chips I’ve had for a long time!”

Ossie’s is open from 11:30am to 10:30pm on Mondays to Saturdays.

The pub is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Danny’s Fish and Chips

Last on our list is Danny’s Fish and Chips on Coulsdon Road, a takeaway with 90 of 108 excellent reviews.

One reviewer said the Danny’s serve “The best fish and chips.”

The reviewer added: “Fish very well cooked and fresh.

“Not oily, just crisp, and the chips were superb.

“Gherkins fresh and crisp with a lovely bite.”

A second customer said: “This has to be the best fish & chip shop in Surrey!

“I don’t know how they get their chips to taste so fabulous but let’s all hope they never stop.” 

Danny’s Fish and Chips is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 9pm.