The 7 Best Fish and Chips in Derby
Fish and Chips. A British institution unlike any other. But there’s nothing worse than soggy batter or an unseasoned chip.
Even if it’s not your first choice of takeaway, it can be a budget-friendly way of having a meal out and taking a night off from cooking.
That’s why we have compiled this guide to the best fish and chips shops in Derby – and yes, in true Collegiate style, we’ve made sure they are within walking distance of our student accommodation in Derby – we wouldn’t want to dangle a carrot of high-quality food that is unattainable would we?!
Chester Green Fish Bar
Unit B, 2 City Road, Derby, DE1 3RQ
Mon-Fri 11:30-14:00 & 16:30 – 21:30, Saturday 16:30 – 21:30
First up on the list, and just a short walk away from Roman House, is Chester Green Fish Bar. This fish bar receives rave reviews, with many being particularly complimentary of their FIsh. The menu is full of everything you would and expect to see at a chippy (and love to eat) including some meal deals that can save you a few pounds!
Victoria Fish Bar
41 Wardwick, Derby, DE1 1HJ
Mon-Thu 17:00 – 22:00, Sat & Sun 17:00 – 05:00
A couple of minutes further down the road is Victoria Fish Bar. A favourite with students, their kebab meat is often highlighted in reviews. What’s more, you can order and pay online before collecting to avoid queues, or even get your meal delivered – perfect for those lazy days!
Gerard Street Fish Bar
126 Burton Road, Derby, DE22 1FS
Mon – Sun 10:30 – 22:30
A firm favourite with locals, Gerard Street Fish Bar is your one-stop shop for all things fish and chips – and plenty more including pizza, kebabs, pie and chicken. Offering delivery via all your favourite apps, this takeaway is only ever a couple of taps of your smartphone away.
Kedelston Fish Bar
121A Kedleston Rd, Derby DE22 1FS
Mon-Sat 12:00 – 21:30
Kedelston Fish Bar serves the finest fish, chips, southern-fried chicken and much more! Using local ingredients wherever possible, this fish bar offers online orders, collection and delivery. More than one review on Google calls this place the best in Derby.
Markeaton Fish Bar
124-126 Ashbourne Rd, Derby DE22 3AG
Mon-Sat 12:00 – 20:00
With two of the first three reviews complimenting portion size, we get the impression that Markeaton Fish Bar is a good one to visit when your stomach is empty! Their Chicken Tandoori wrap comes highly recommended, but late eaters should know this palace shuts daily at 8pm.
UK Fish Box
220 Uttoxeter Old Rd, Derby DE1 1NF
Sat – Thu 11:00 – 22:45, Friday 15:00 – 10:45
The first chippy on our list doesn’t include the term fish bar in its name, but we think it’s still fairly obvious what this place sells! Offering Halal food, and open 7 days a week, UK Fish Box has a wide variety of options on its menu and also some “Fish box” meals that can feed a houseful of empty stomachs!
The Exeter Arms
Exeter Pl, Derby DE1 2EU
Mon – Thu 12-23:30, Fri – Sat 12:00 – 00:00, Sun 12:00 – 22:30
Not strictly a chippy, but when we saw some of the images of the food at The Exeter Arms we HAD TO include it on this list. A traditional British pub with a modern menu, including fish and chips. As the 2022 Derby Food & Drinks – Pub of the Year award winner, we think this is one that belongs on any list.
Collegiate Roman House brings an exceptional standard of student accommodation to Derby. With a variety of studios and two dios on offer, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to where you want to live your university years. The University of Derby is less than two miles away – easily reachable either by foot or on the bus.
Residents of Roman House can enjoy a host of fantastic features, including a private fitness suite, on-site cinema room and residents’ social hub. This is student living taken to the next level!
Student Accommodation in Derby
when studying in Derby, be sure to check out our Roman House Student accommodation. Close to the university, town and all major amenities, it is the perfect base for you to call home and live the ultimate student living experience.
At Collegiate, we want you to have the best start to your university life. That’s why we offer self-contained, en-suite studio apartments designed with your well-being in mind. We also have on-site teams who will offer you a warm welcome and all the top tips you need to help you make the most of your university life at Derby.