The Best Fish & Chips in Brighton

One of the first things I was told when I moved to Brighton was "Never buy fish and chips on the seafront", a rule from the Brighton handbook that I have managed to ignore for the past three years of me living here. However, I think I may have finally found the one. 

Fish and chips is definitely my go-to takeaway and the one things I absolutely love as a treat now and again! Over my time here I've managed to try the majority of fish and chips shops, both on the seafront and closer to where I live, but none of them have ever lived up to my favourite shop back home in Kent. UNTIL NOW. 

The other day we took a quick trip into Brighton and decided to stop by a chip shop we'd never been to before, mainly because you can eat in! Barnsley's is located just off London Road in Brighton, which is probably the main reason we've never found it before! It's down a little road you'd probably never look down unless you knew it was there.

After a quick browse of the menu, we made our choices aka the same things we get every time we go to a chip shop. 

Alongside our food we ordered a buttered roll and a slice of white bread. Now, when you're impressed with bread it might be a bit sad, but the fact that my slice was proper bloomer bread and not just sliced really impressed me! Both breads were absolutely delicious and perfect for a chip butty!

My boyfriend went for his classic saveloy, chips and pie, which came up in a hefty portion. 

I went for a kids potion of huss and chips, a fish I've never tried before. I'm always open to trying more sustainable fish than cod, so it was great to see something unique on the menu. I'm so glad I went for it as well, because it was absolutely delicious! I actually preferred it to cod! 

The chips were absolutely perfect and some of the most delicious ones I've ever tasted, while the batter on the fish was perfectly crisp and flavourful. 

If you're ever in Brighton, I would 100% recommend checking out Bardsley's! It was absolutely wonderful to find a proper fish and chip shop serving amazing food. It's a bit of a walk from the seafront, but definitely worth it rather than settling for soggy batter and lacklustre chips. 

Let me know if you have a favourite chip shop where you live! I usually find that the one people grew up with is their favourite, which is definitely true in my case.