MSC Certified × LOCALLY caught
Mariners Fish & Chips, established by Gordon & Michele, started life in a derelict newsagents in 2002. Gordon is a third generation fish & chip shop owner and second generation fishmonger.
The speciality batter used at Mariners is Gordon's Grandmother's original recipe and the diverse menu is a modern take on the traditional fish & chip shop. We serve MSC certified cod and haddock alongside a variety of local fish caught by day boats around the Falmouth Bay.
We are located in the centre of Penryn's Lower Market Street. Recommended parking is located at the back of our shop accessed via Permarin Road, turn-off from Commercial Road.
"Genuinely the best fish and chip shop, gluten-free fish and chips and even have gluten-free vinegar on hand. Staff are lovely and the options are nearly endless, highly recommend!"
Harry Shanahan-Jones via Google Reviews, March 2019
SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A CHIPPY
"Didn't even have fish tonight (always delicious) as fancied panko prawns — really pleased with my choice. Also had/shared the battered mushrooms with chips. Entirely yummy. Excellent dips. Usually have the trifle, but tonight's pudding was a banoffee pie — too full. Spotlessly clean, coffee while you wait. Orders can be called in ahead. Really customer-focused staff."
AMCVN via TripAdvisor, February 2019
ABOVE AND BEYOND
"I'm a stickler when it comes to fish and chips – I like to drain my fish, salt and vinegar my own chips (a food owners nightmare) but none of my requests were too much for the Mariners :) My fish was drained and came out crispy and perfect. My chips were not the soggy stodge I've had from other places but fresh, golden and yummy! Cannot wait to get food from here again and will 100% recommend – far better than some of the well known (even awarded) fish and chippies in Falmouth! Thanks Mariners!"
A_Discerning_Diner via TripAdvisor, December 2018
“By far the best chip shop around here! The chips are lovely and chunky, well cooked and aren't affected while boxed up on the drive home like some. The fish and other bits are all fab! Brilliant choice of daily catches too!”
Jasmine P via Google Reviews, December 2018
"Went to grab a bite – looked it up beforehand as would need to feed both a gluten-free and a vegan but it pulled through excellently – they are very obviously environmentally conscious and whilst I am never normally a burger fan their vegan beetroot burger was amazing and I don't even enjoy beetroot! Was told the fish was also good and chips were solid chippy types, but not too greasy. Staff were so nice and happy also, which is always a plus!"
Karalabear via TripAdvisor, November 2018
"Always amazing — currently the best fish and chips in Cornwall (hence probably the UK!). Also have plenty of gluten-free options including gluten-free batter. Service is exemplary."
Alex Twose via Google Reviews, November 2018
"Stayed in Penryn a couple of weeks ago and this place was recommended. Best piece of haddock I have ever eaten. Really good fishcakes, excellent peas and pretty good chips - all in recyclable containers. A tiny bit more expensive than usual but well worth it – outstanding"
Kernowcats via TripAdvisor, October 2018
CATCH OF THE DAY 🐟🦀🐙🦐🦑
"Mariners is our local fish and chip shop as a family. We make frequent trips to this take-away as it is one of our absolute favourites! All the girls are very friendly and welcoming as soon as you enter the shop, and more often than not they know your order as soon as you walk in. It is well-organised and service is quick and efficient. […] The menu is extensive including options for vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free options! […] Outstanding food, we will continue to be regular customers. Thank you girls!"
AmberPerrin via TripAdvisor, September 2018
ON TOP OF ITS GAME
"Had a lunch takeaway from here today and it was delicious, my wife had cod and chips and I went for a battered burger and chips... the healthy choice for me, and a curry sauce, all of it cooked perfectly and served with a smile. We use this chip shop whenever we fancy chips etc as its always the best, thanks guys.
Oh and the dogs loved their sausages. THANKS AGAIN."
Midge1964 via TripAdvisor, August 2018
"I don't often do reviews but I just had to review this. We are a gluten-free family and have tried A LOT of GF fish and chips around the country. Our takeaway today was hands down the best we have ever tasted. From the gorgeous crispy batter on the beautifully white cod to the AMAZING chips, even the GF curry sauce and mushy peas were delicious. […] The only sad part is we live 200 miles away. But we will definitely be back!"
Julie J via TripAdvisor, July 2018
"Amazing amazing!!! Best batter, best veggie choices! Try the deluxe veggie burger with camembert - absolutely delicious. Great staff, always friendly and efficient. A must try. Thanks all involved. Will be back when next in Cornwall."
Helen Swanton via Google Reviews, June 2018
"Impeccably clean and always ready to greet the customers with a smile this local little fish and chip shop is a gem on the high street. No worries if you have dietary requirements because gluten free options are available for those who need it! Also features a large range of appetising vegetarian options, these are available without a compromise on quality of food! A lovely local chippy with good portion sizes for price. May be queues but never waiting long just good fish and chips in a timely manner."
Bryony Worth via Google Reviews, May 2018
"If you ask anyone of the locals in Falmouth or Penryn the best place to buy fish & chips without doubt everyone always says Mariners in Penryn. I kept hearing it so I tried it. The staff are super helpful stating that there was a choice to have the food cooked in either vegetable oil or beef dripping and gluten free batter. […] Chips great, fish absolutely amazing. Also went for the tub of homemade coleslaw which was delicious. This business is clearly run by people who take such great pride in their establishment. Fair play Mariners.”
Patrick Dowling via Google Reviews, April 2018
"Ordered my usual cod & chips last night, fast and friendly service, the cod batter was nice and crispy, the chips were cooked to perfection. The staff had smiles on their faces and very polite. Highly recommend."
Debbie L. via TripAdvisor, March 2018
"We always ring our order through and by the time we get there it is ready for us. Always service with a smile and always very popular. The wraps are great and don’t miss the mushy peas, they're fantastic."
af985 via TripAdvisor, February 2018
We would like to thank our customers for taking the time to review Mariners and help people find us. Reviews displayed above are updated every three months.
Last updated April 2019.