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... on the coastal seafronts of Seaham and Roker We have built up a great reputation for serving the best locally produced Fish & Chips in the area, not only do we do Britain’s greatest dish proud we take great care in making sure your visit here is enjoyable. With our vast traditional menu including languostines, scampi, lemon sole, plaice as well as the legendary cod and haddock all with our secret recipe batter! You’ll find it hard to come away still hungry! 

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We cook fresh
straight from the sea

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Downey's Fish & Chips
5 North Terrace, Seaham, Co Durham, SR7 7EU
0191 513 0213
Monday - Saturday 11-8pm - (restaurant last sitting 6:30). Sunday 11:30- 4:30pm

Downey's Fish & Chips
4–5 Pier Point Marine Walk Sunderland, SR6 0PP
0191 565 2922
Restaurant Monday - Saturday 5:30pm (last entry) Takeaway 7:00pm Sunday 11:30- 4:30pm

Downey's Fish & Chips
Ropery Walk, Seaham, Co Durham, SR7 7JZ
0191 5131070
(TAKEAWAY ONLY) Tues - Sat: 11:30am-2:30pm - 4:30pm-8pm, Sun & Mon:CLOSED

Downey's Fish & Chips
South Street, West Rainton, DH4 6PA
0191 584 9676
(TAKEAWAY ONLY) Mon - Sat: 11:30am- 2:30pm - 4:00pm-8pm, Sun: CLOSED

Downey's Fish & Chips
20 St Lukes Terrace, Pallion, Sunderland, SR4 6NQ
Mon-Thursday 11:30-2:30, 3:45-7:30pm, Fri & sat 11:30-7:30, Sun: CLOSED

Downey's Fish & Chips
6 Silksworth Lane, Barnes, Sunderland, SR3 1RL
0191 511 0022
Mon-Sat:11:00am-9pm, Sun :Sunday 4 - 8pm

Some of our staff

The Friendliest People

At Downey’s we welcome our very loyal returning customers as well as welcoming people from all over the country and pride ourselves that our service is second to none. With our fresh, clean, traditional style restaurants you can enjoy a waitress service, or simply eat your fish & chips the traditional way!

What our Customers Say…

"Best fish and chips in the world? Yes It's been a while since there was an excellent fish and chip shop in Seaham and Downeys is worth the wait. Staff are friendly and the cod is so large they often have to break it in two to fit into the box. Batter is crisp and delicious and the generous portions of chips are tasty and not greasy. Extra scraps of batter sprinkled over the top makes these the most perfect fish and chips....can't recommend highly enough. Just over the road from the sea front so worth a day trip from many miles around! Visited February 2015"
Joanne S from Durham
"The best fish and chips in the North East. have visited many times and never been disappointed. No matter what day it is or what the weateher is like this place is always busy but can always find a table for you without waiting too long. The BEST fish and chips ive had in a long time. Freshly cooked to order and always cooked to perfection. Massive portions too. eat in prices are amazingly priced for the portions you get. The Sharing platters are to die for, lots of choice and portions something for everyone. The service is also really good, they are always smiling and polite no matter how busy it is. in my opionion THE BEST FISH AND CHIPS IN THE NORTH EAST Visited February 2015"
ara42ne Durham

"Regularly visit the Seaburn shop. Always busy but definitely worth the wait.Never disappointed no mater if its eating in or taking away . Staff are fab."
Stella Thurlbeck
"Excellent fish and chips the flavour second to none."
G Fearby