It's National Fish and Chips Day today - and here are the best chippies around Southampton!

'Fryday' September 4, marks national fish and chips day and as one of the nation's favourite dishes it is no surprise that people take their orders seriously.

Fish and chips have been feeding the masses since 1860s and became a stable meal of the working class as it kept up morale during both world wars and was one of the few foods not subject to rationing.

The day was launched in 2015 to celebrate the nation's favourite dish and to give the meal the recognition it deserves. It usually takes place on the first Friday in June but was postponed due to the Coronavirus lockdown.

Organisers of the day said: "We want National Fish and Chip Day this year to be even more special as we say a very big thank you to this amazing industry who are at the centre of every community and who have, when able to do so safely, kept us fed, and when that wasn’t possible kept us all safe by remaining closed at great sacrifice to their business."

According to Tripadvisor, here are the top 10 chippy restaurants in Southampton:

1. Mike's Fish & Chips Restaurant

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2. Grand Cafe

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3. Samuels' Rest Pub

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4. Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant

5. The Jetty Southampton

6. Duke of Wellington

7. The Red Lion Pub

8. Top Catch Fish & Chips

9. Balmoral Beefeater

10. J. Henry's Fish & Chips

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