Our Story

Westgate Fish & Chips is a quintessential traditional Fish and Chip Shop, serving the freshest fish and finest chips to the people of Morecambe and surrounding areas. We believe in keeping it simple and staying true to our roots; fresh, quality ingredients, prepared and cooked in a clean environment and served with a smile.

Brothers Cihan and Cem have been working together since February 2008 when Cihan bought Packet Bridge Fish & Chips in Bolton-le-Sands. In June 2019, together they bought Westgate Fish & Chips (was Precinct Chippy). They set off on a journey to completely start again, stripping the shop back to an empty shell and rebuilding in the way they had always talked about. Cihan and Cem care passionately about every little detail – it’s what defined our approach from the very beginning and it is how it will always be.

Cem, is a former Young Fish Frier of the Year Finalist in 2013 & 2014. His knowledge, passion and expertise was recognised in 2017 when he became part of the training team at the National Federation of Fish Friers Training Academy. Cem teaches courses on Fish & Chip Shop Management, along with in-shop training and assessments at other Fish & Chip Shops around the UK.

The standards that Cihan and Cem have set have been recognised on a national level within our industry in the form of the NFFF Fish & Chip Quality Award. The award is aimed at improving standards and rewarding shops that provide top quality fish and chips in a clean, hygienic and safe environment. It is the Michelin Star of the Fish & Chip industry. Cihan and Cem hope to achieve this award here at Westgate in the near future.

Our ethos runs through everything we do to maintain the highest standards and consistently. We are passionate about the responsible sourcing and traceability of our produce. We source the finest fish from sustainable waters in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway. All the Cod & Haddock we source is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and frozen within 3 hours of being caught; it doesn’t get much more sustainable or fresher than that. Add to that our dedication to using recyclable and biodegradable packaging, we are doing all we can to ensure there is a future for generations to come.

Fish & Chips is one of the most healthy fast food takeaway options there is. It is made from raw natural produce with no hidden additives. The fish is poached in the seal of our crispy batter meaning the flakes of the fish are moist and succulent- ready to melt in your mouth! Our chips are double cooked in fresh filtered oil for a soft fluffy chip, sealed in a crispy outer.

We have many homemade products on our menu which make them unique to us from tartare sauce, Yorkshire & breaded fishcakes to Cheese & Spring Onion Potato Cakes – quality you won’t find elsewhere.

Cihan, Cem and the Westgate Team hope you enjoy your visit to Westgate Fish & Chips.