Daves of Sheringham


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Daves of Sheringham is a traditional English fish and chip takeaway and restaurant situated in the picturesque town of Sheringham on the North Norfolk coast.

Daves has been a part of the seaside serving fish and chips for almost a century and is incredibly popular with both locals and tourists with queues at the high of summer reaching out the door to end of the street!.

Desipite this, Daves is well known for its fast take-away service catering for beach goers as well as a 70 seater restaurant popular with coach parties.

Fish and chips on a tray
cod, chips and peas on a plate

About Us

Frying since 1920

First opened by Henry Bishop in the 1920's, the shop was later taken over by Dick & Dorothy Matins who converted the adjacent cottages into a restaurant and successfully run the business until their retirement in 1971. The Zelos family have been frying fish & chips for over 65 years and took over the business renaming it Dave's Fish Restaurant after one of Joe and Eileen Zelos's 7 sons (3 daughters too!). Joe had been frying fish and chips for many years and Eileen was the daughter of 'Winkle Abbs, a local fisherman from East Runton.

In 1975 their son John and his wife Beryl took over the running of the business and ran it succesfully until retirement in 2017.

In 2020 after a brief period under new ownership the business returned to the family and is presently owned and run by Sandra Catterall, Joe Zelos's youngest child and John's sister.

Our Menu

We fry in traditional beef dripping, not suitable for vegetarians.

Fish available includes Cod, Haddock & Plaice with Rock Eel (Huss) and Skate cooked to order. Sausages, Fish Cakes, Half Chicken, Pukka Pies (Steak, Beef & Chicken), Chicken nuggets and more are all available. Extras include Mushy Peas, Heinz Beans, Curry sause and Gravy.

Book a table in our restaurant

Our 70 seater air conditioned restaurant offers a more luxurios way to enjoy Fish and Chips with a cup of tea or coffee, especially when its raining!

Coach parties welcome.


Or take away to eat by the sea

Sun, Sand and a Sea breeze

Daves is located no more than a 2 minute stroll to the beach, just off the main High street. Buy your fish and chips and enjoy the sea air with lunch before wandering in to an amusment arcade or playing a game of beach cricket.