And as part of the celebrations for National Fish and Chip Day (May 27), more people are expected to head to the coastline at North Tyneside and south east Northumberland to enjoy their favourite takeaway.
The fish and chip industry is currently undergoing a difficult period, among those being hit hardest by a sharp rise in energy prices and VAT increases.
Here are ten of the best rated fish and chip restaurants and takeaways in Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, North Shields, Seaton Sluice and Blyth, according to Tripadvisor.
1. Fisherman's Bay, Whitley Bay.
Fisherman's Bay, in East Parade, Whitley Bay.
2. The Harbour View, Seaton Sluice.
The Harbour View, in Seaton Sluice.
3. Longsands Fish Kitchen, Tynemouth.
Longsands Fish Kitchen, Front Street, Tynemouth.
4. Trenchers, Spanish City.
Trenchers, Spanish City, Whitley Bay.
Photo: Helen Millichamp