Bardsley’s fish and chip shop runs close to the rapidly developing London Road area and borders the large green area of The Level.
Typical fish and chips in a hybrid style; traditional chips, crunchy batter, and enormous pickled gherkins, complemented by an elegant restaurant featuring whole fish grilled to perfection, garnished and accompanied by salad or chips.
Baker Street’s famous cod and mushy peas spot has been in business since 1926 and has built an excellent reputation that has resulted in one of the best batters in town. Within walking distance of the station, you can choose to eat on-site, but for the ultimate seaside experience, grab fish and chips on the go and set up a bench as your little dining table.
This is a long-established Brighton institution, serving residents and visitors who dip in and out of the city on holidays or study for a few years.
A foodie’s dream
This family-run business has been serving fish and chips for more than four generations and takes pride in offering only the best.
The specials are constantly changing, depending on what fresh fish comes in, and the dishes are prepared in whichever way complements it.
You can choose from a wide selection of fish available for battering, poaching, or grilling. The choice is yours! You can also choose from four different portion sizes, including a double serving!
For my meal, I ordered the medium-sized haddock fillet grilled then paired with chips, and my friend ordered the battered cod paired with salad rather than chips since she overindulged in chips in recent weeks!
Garlic and black pepper were used to prepare the haddock, which was accompanied by a cup of salad, and the chips were served separately. Having garlic and pepper with the fish made it incredibly tasty and flaky. I was impressed by how well it was cooked and how fresh the fish was, especially since it wasn’t fried! With a delightful potato flavour and a slightly crisp outer surface, the chips were great.
My friend’s cod was enormous and coated in a crunchy, thin, non-greasy batter that was even and perfect all the way around. It must have been made by experts. Perfectly cooked, the inside of the fish was flaky. A simple salad that came with apple vinaigrette was a welcome change from chips.
There’s a reason why Bardsley’s is so well-known not just in Brighton, but around the country.
It’s a good place to go if you’re looking for quality, proper, satisfying fish and chips.
After that, we had sticky toffee pudding, as you have to eat it when you have the chance. The pudding was served with lots of custard. I’m thankful for Bardsley’s!
As they are licensed, they offer a variety of beer options, including gluten-free options that I found to be a welcome sight!
Tile-fronted family-run chippy for casual eat-in dining, including sun-roofed annexe, or takeaway.
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery
Address: 23A Baker St, Brighton BN1 4JN
GPS: 50.83252765313633, -0.1345615693188195
Phone: 01273 681256