IT IS the weekend which means lots of people will be looking forward to getting a takeaway this evening. 

Fish and chips at the seaside is one of Britain's best-loved traditions, so we thought we'd round up some of the best rated ones in the area on Google reviews.

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1. Chez Fred, Seamoor Rd, Westbourne

Bournemouth Echo:

Image Chez Fred 

Chez Fred is so popular there's usually a queue. 

With a rating of 4.7 and 2,045 reviews this has got to be one of the highest rated and most popular fish and chip shops in the region. 

One reviewer said: "What a great place! The service was friendly, the portions were generous and the flavours were delicious.

"They offer unlimited chips too which was a welcome bonus. Also highly recommend the honeycomb ice cream."

Another added: "You will not find a better chippy.

"It's literally the best in Bournemouth and all surrounding areas."

2. Chips Ahoy! East Howe Lane, Bournemouth

This fish and chip shop has impressed its customers with 276 reviews and a 4.7 rating. 

"Make the the trip to East Howe to get great friendly service and quality food," one review says.

Another said: "Excellent fish and chip shop - always friendly and fast service, quality fish and very nice chips.

"Like the fact they give you a paper bag with handles. Cash or card no problem. First class, well done."

And another happy customer added: "The chips are always freshly cooked. Crispy and tasty, not soggy."

3. Castle Parade Fish and Chip Shop, Iford

This eatery has 69 Google reviews, with a rating of 4.5 overall. 

One reads: "I really love this chippy! Never had a bad take away from there and it is very reasonably priced compared to others in the surrounding area.

"Would 100 per-cent recommend. Just don't forget you would need cash as no cards accepted which is a little annoying."

One said: "Huge portions. Standard cod and chips would probably be fine for two people. Batter on the fish was just right for crispness."

4. Nick The Fish on Penn Hill, Bank Chambers

Bournemouth Echo:

Nick the Fish in Penn Hill

Nick The Fish has a large menu with something for everyone, they even offer delivery. 

One local visitor said: "Easily the BEST fish and chips I ever had!

"The pea fritter is excellent, homemade, with mint and lemon, very fresh and tasty. And the chips are nice and crispy."

Another said: "Been coming here for years and never had a bad meal.

"The food here is amazing and the fish and chips is the best that my family and I have ever had.

"Very generous portion size and great value for money. Don’t bother going anywhere else."

It has a rating of 4.5 with 254 reviews. 

5. Malvern Road Fisheries, Bournemouth

"Wouldn't go anywhere else for fish & chips. Friendly staff who always have a smile on their faces, food cooked fresh to order, and extremely generous portion sizes and good prices as well," says one regular visitor. 

Another said: "Simply the best fish and chips in bournemouth"

It is rated at 4.7 out of 5, with 262 reviews. 

6. Mrs Fox's Fish and Chips, Wimborne Rd, Moordown

Bournemouth Echo:

Image - Mrs Fox's Fish and Chips

"Really yummy chips but what makes getting a takeaway from here even better is the friendliness of the staff." reads one five-star review for this popular takeaway. 

Another person said: "Probably one of the best fish and chips in Bournemouth and the price / value ratio is excellent. Highly recommended."

And it seems plenty of people agree with them, as it has a rating of 4.5 from 168 reviews. 

7. Smithson's Fish and Chips, Seabourne Road

Popular Smithson's has a rating of 4.6 and a total of 335 reviews.

One reviewer said: "Absolutely brilliant take away. We ordered online and used the car pick up service.

"The order was ready when we arrived and still piping hot. All we had to do was call and it was delivered to our car. Couldn't recommend more." 

Another said: "Got to be the best fish and chips in Bournemouth, it may not be the best looking chippy in town but the food is excellent."

And a third said: "Best chippy in Southbourne by a country mile. Quality, value and consistency - what's not to like?

Is your favourite missing from the list? Comment below to give them a shout out.