Colmans of South Shields


The Colmans Story

On behalf of our family, let us welcome you to the legendary Colmans of South Shields, the UK’s number one fish and chip restaurant. We have been serving our famous fish and chips and seafood for over four generations and have built our reputation by not compromising on quality or service. At Colmans we believe quality is not expensive, it’s priceless.

This is a chippie with a difference. At Colmans they use only wild fish from sustainable fishing grounds, the food is fried in additive free vegetable oil, and leftover oil from the deep fat fryers is collected and made into Bio fuel. Beat that.

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Customer Reviews

  • Living North
    Coming from a family with more than 100 years’ experience in the industry, owner Richard Ord’s commitment to sustainability and local sourcing makes Colmans stand out from the crowd.
    Living North
  • Esquire Magazine
    Colmans Fish and Chip Restaurant in South Shields is something of a local institution, but in recent years they have been elevated to the status of national treasure. The freshness of the ingredients, coupled with Colmans’ determination to protect the environment and champion local producers is directly at odds with the practices of the larger ‘fast food’ chains.
    Esquire Magazine
  • The Journal
    Colmans is the coastal town chippy you remember from childhood, and it’s brilliant. This is the number one fish & chip shop in Britain.
    The Journal
  • Sunday Times
    Both dishes arrived sizzling hot and in gargantuan amounts. The crunchy, crisp batter peaked and folded around the softest white fish, which was as fresh as could be.
    Sunday Times


176-186 Ocean Road
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE33 2JQ

Open Daily: Restaurant - 11-6 (last orders) / Takeaway 11-7

0191 456 1202

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  • Colmans
    176-186 Ocean Road
    South Shields
    Tyne and Wear
    NE33 2JQ
  • 0191 456 1202