Fish and chips is the quintessential British meal. We don’t know if it’s the fresh fish, crispy batter or the good old fashioned chunky chips, but Brits and visitors to the UK alike can’t get enough of our traditional seaside meal.

Discovering the best fish and chips in Cardiff is easy since the Welsh capital is right by the sea, you’ll be spoilt for choice. From breezy, chippy lunches on the bay to more elegant offerings, we’ve rounded up our top five fish and chip places that are easily accessible from your student accommodation in Cardiff!

The Posh Fish & Chip Company

Famous for its warm welcome and light but tasty, rich batter; this award-winning spot could well be your first port of call when exploring Cardiff’s fish and chip offering. The ‘posh’ twist boasts choices such as lobster-packed fish cakes or the calamari fish supper, so it’s one of the more refined options.

Cathays Fish Bar, Crwys Road

One of those shops that offers a little bit of everything, Cathays Fish Bar boasts fresh fish and chips as well as pizza, doner and pies. They have a super easy online ordering system and offer delivery so you could be enjoying some of the best fish and chips in Cardiff in the comfort of our Cardiff Met University accommodation.

Fintans Fish & Chips, Pentwyn

A fish and chip shop in Cardiff with a modern pub vibe, you’ll go for the warm welcome and smart branding but stay for the award-winning fish and chips. Or explore something a little different such as the seafood basket, the ‘dirty butty’ or how about sea bass in a prosecco batter?

Clifton Fish Bar, Clifton Street

One of the more traditional fish and chips places in Cardiff, Clifton Fish Bar is a must for the fish supper classics. From scampi and chip rolls to potato fritters and battered sausage, you can have all sorts alongside your fish and chips. And it’s only a ten minute walk away from both of our Cardiff Met University accommodation sites.

La Merina, Penarth 

For truly fresh, locally-caught fish, it’s got to be La Merina on Cardiff Bay. Part of The Old Custom House, you can enjoy a delicious meal with great views of the water and a particularly impressive wine list. A great spot for a special occasion or celebration, you’ll love their seasonal approach to classic fish and chips in Cardiff Bay.

Accommodation in Cardiff

We want you to have the best possible start to your time in university at Cardiff. That’s why Collegiate offers luxury, stylish homes fitted with all the amenities you could need. Our teams at our student accommodation in Cardiff, The Neighbourhood and Eclipse will always be on hand to give you a warm welcome and are happy to help you get to know your new home.

If you’re studying in Cardiff, then be sure to check out our exceptional student residences. You’ll also find plenty of information on our blog pages with top tips, guidance and advice on everything Cardiff has to offer students. And with an-inclusive weekly rent, you can focus on studying, socialising and exploring.