Readers vote: Top 10 fish & chip shops in Lincoln

More than 200 Lincolnite readers took part in a poll to find out the city’s most loved fish and chip businesses.

Followers of The Lincolnite’s Facebook page were asked to tell reporters their favourite chip shop in the city and surrounding villages.

Some 207 comments were counted alongside ‘likes’ and ‘loves’ to determine the 10 most popular places. Duplicate ‘likes’ were not included.

It was an extremely close call between the top three restaurants, with only one or two votes in it at the time of counting.

The top 10 fish and chip shops in Lincoln and surrounding villages, as voted by Lincolnite readers, were:


Elite Fish and Chips

Photo: Elite Fish and Chips

  • Where: Mooreland Community Centre, Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7JW
  • Open: Tuesday – Saturday 11.30am to 9.30pm, Sunday and Monday 11.30am to 7.30pm
  • Price: Regular Cod and chips £8.95

Elite is a 40-year-old business and has restaurants and takeaways in Lincoln, Sleaford and Ruskington.


The Fish King

Photo: The Fish King Facebook

  • Where: 16 The Forum, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 8HW
  • Open: Tuesday – Saturday 11.30am to 10pm, Sunday closed, Monday 11.30am to 10pm
  • Price: Not available

This chippy came in very close second with only a few votes from Elite.


Burton Road Chippy

  • Where: 169 Burton Road, Lincoln, LN1 3LW
  • Open (Takeaway): Tuesday – Thursday 11.30am to 2pm and 4.30pm to 9.30pm, Friday to Saturday 11.20am to 9.30pm, Sunday and Monday closed
  • Price: (Takeaway) Cod £5.50, regular chips £2

Officially the UK’s No. 2 fish and chip takeaway restaurant (National Fish and Chip Awards 2018).


Heath Fish Bar

Photo: Heath Fish Bar Facebook

  • Where: 1 Grantham Road, Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, LN4 2LD
  • Open: Monday – Friday 11.30am to 2pm and 4.30pm to 10pm, Saturday 11.30am to 10pm, Sunday 4.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Price: Not available

This Bracebridge Heath chippy was very popular with our readers.


Sign of the Fish

Photo: Sign of the Fish Facebook

  • Where: 42 Sincil Street, Lincoln, LN5 7ET
  • Open: Monday – Friday 11am to 3.30pm, Saturday 11am to 4pm, Sunday closed
  • Price: Not available

Sign of the Fish is located in the Cornhill quarter and is the perfect lunchtime stop for city shoppers


Yates Fish Bar

  • Where: 66A Woodfield Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0LP
  • Open: Monday – Saturday 11.30am to 1.30pm then 4.30pm to 9pm, Sunday closed
  • Price: Not available

A hidden gem in the Birchwood area.


Mark’s Plaice

  • Where: 2 Station Road, Branston Lincoln, LN4 1LH
  • Open: Tuesday – Saturday 11.30am to 9pm, Sunday and Monday closed
  • Price: Not available

Tucked away in the village of Branston is Mark’s Plaice.


Upton Chippy

According to our readers, this retro chippy is worth the drive

  • Where: 24 High Street, Upton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 5NL
  • Open: Friday 5.30pm to 9pm and Saturday 11am to 1.30pm
  • Price: Not available

This one is a bit of a drive away from Lincoln, but it was a clear favourite with our readers. With its ‘secret recipe’ batter and traditional coal fired cooker it’s truly unique and deserved a spot.


The Bardney Fryer

Only in Lincolnshire!

  • Where: Platform One, Bardney Heritage Centre, 123A Station Road, Bardney, Lincoln, LN3 5UF
  • Open: Friday and Saturday lunch 12 noon to 2pm, Friday evening 5pm – 7.30pm
  • Price: Not available

It’s not every day you get to eat fish and chips on a quirky heritage train carriage! This one has consistently good reviews on TripAdvisor.


Maggie’s Plaice

  • Where: 144 Newark Road, Lincoln, LN5 8QF
  • Open: Monday – saturday 12 noon to 10pm
  • Price: Not available