37 - 39 Swinegate, York YO1 8AZ
Phone +44 1904 633388

fish and chips

Mr Chippy

Takeaway and Licensed Restaurant in York

About Us

Mr Chippy restaurant and takeaway is run by York locals: Andy and Rowena, both having over 30 years catering experience in kitchens and management. This has involved working in some of York's most exclusive dining venues including the National Railway Museum, York Minster and the Treasurer's House.

"We took the plunge to set up on our own with the takeaway over 10 years ago and haven't looked back since. When extra space became available a few years later we jumped at the chance to expand the business and set up our own restaurant allowing our customers the choice of whether to eat in or out. 

As a small independent business we are committed to supporting local independent suppliers. We use a small local company to source fish from Hull fish market on a daily basis and we use local farmers to supply seasonal potatoes ensuring they taste their best throughout the year.

As a traditional business we aim to use as many homemade products as possible which currently includes our tartare sauce, traditional mushy peas and our ever popular still lemonade.

We pride ourselves on providing the best quality meals, a high standard of service and a clean and welcoming environment however long you spend with us.

We look forward to welcoming you to Mr Chippy."

Andy and Rowena

About our food

All of our ingredients are, where possible, sourced locally. With the help of our experienced kitchen team we aim to prepare and use as many homemade products as we can, including our homemade mushy peas, tartare sauce and traditional lemonade. Our fish is checked and graded, potatos are cleaned and chipped, and the secret recipe batter is freshly made every morning to ensure their quality meets exacting standards.

Our drinks menu also includes Taylor of Harrogate teas, 100% Arabica bean coffeee, a range of soft and fizzy drinks, as well as house wines, lagers, cider and ales such as Black Sheep and Timothy Taylors.

Frequently asked Questions

Q. What do you cook in?
A. Beef dripping

Q. Has your curry got fruit in it?
A. No, it's similar to a Chinese style curry.

Q. Are you curry and gravy vegetarian?
A. Yes, they are both vegetarian.

Q. Do you do gluten free fish and chips?
A. No, but we can serve a poached fish.

Q. What is Scampi?
A. It's Norwegian lobster tail.

Q. What is in you fishcake?
A. Fish, mash potatoes, parsley and seasoning.

Q. Does your batter contain milk?
A. No, but it migh contain traces.

Q. How much meat is in you sausages?
A. Our sausages are good quality, 70% meat.


  • 'As residents and business owners in the city we consider it's the best fish restaurant in the city.' (1st sept)
  • 'Lovely food especially the jacket potato and salad for people on a diet.'
  • 'There is a very nice, relaxing atmosphere – pleasant lighting and good background music which isn't too loud. The staff are very efficient and polite and the meals are very good value for money.' (26th July)
  • 'The food was excellent, very nice indeed. The staff were really lovely and friendly especially with the children which made our meal time very pleasurable. Thank you very much. The Scott family from Lytham St Annes, Lancashire. (10th Dec)
  • 'Special thanks to the young lady outside who got us a seat and chatted to us whilst we waited for our table. She's a real asset' (2nd August)
  • 'Fish and chip heaven – Can't fault anything!! A simple concept perfectly executed..... We will be back and and we will be telling our friends. (Mark Benjamin Smith).
  • 'A really lovely experience and delicious 'real' English fish and chips. We came nearly 7000 miles to enjoy them.
  • 'Good friendly service – meals served very quickly. Food tasted fresh and the portion sizes were generous. We'll be back and would recommend. Thank you.

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday
11.00am until 9.00pm
12.00pm until 8.00pm
Closed Christmas Day

We accept all major credit & debit cards.All major cards accepted

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  • 'Very, very, very enjoyable, the service was perfect, the place spotless and the largest fish I'd ever seen. Thank you.'
  • 'Rowena you have not lost your touch. Best fish and chips in York.'
  • 'Excellent – what more can I say!! Mr Chippy is the Best.'
  • 'Love the batter on the fish, nobody does it as good as you.'
  • 'Best dinner of our week's holiday. Fish was delicious, with light and crispy batter. We will be back next year. Staff were excellent. (Stevie and Yvonne – Stirling Castle)'
  • 'The meet and greeter young girl was polite, efficient and cheerful. The young man with wifi helped us with the code. The waiter gave us cutlery straight away, when we dropped it. All of the staff were friendly, we received quick service, it was professional and made our meal enjoyable. We will come again. Thank you.
  • 'Well experienced staff, we received a polite, friendly service. Food was cooked perfectly; it was presented well and in brilliant quantities. Thank you for a brilliant experience, we will be returning again for sure.'
  • 'National treasure chest for fish and chips'
  • 'This is our favourite place to eat in York. Thank you very much, glad we found this restaurant.' (1st April)