Chips @ No.8 – Greater Manchester’s greatest chippy opens new site with bar and restaurant inside

It's stunning inside.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 11th June 2024

The brand new Chips @ No.8 chippy is ready to reopen in Prestwich – now with a beautiful restaurant space included.

Fans of the award-winning takeaway will now be able to sit inside the much-larger space as they devour what’s considered by many (myself included) to be the best fish and chips in Greater Manchester.

Chips @ No.8 hasn’t moved far – it’s actually just drifted next-door – but the improvements are vast.

Now three times the size, the new-look space is split into a takeaway, a bar, and a restaurant.

The upstairs restaurant is the biggest change, serving a seafood-focused menu that isn’t necessarily all about the fryer.


The tasteful space has huge tall ceilings, exposed brick, and colourful chippy-inspired art on the wall.

This part will launch later this month with a concise ‘from the kitchen’ menu that will expand and change once they’ve tested the waters.


But the chippy itself is raring to go from today.

Visitors to the new Chips @ No.8 will be able to place their order from the counter before heading into the bar area for a pint while they wait.

There are also fridges full of cans to take away, featuring some big local names like Seven Brothers, Zapato, and Pomona.


The menu down here is blissfully unchanged, which means you’ll still find chips fried in beef dripping, British fish fried in a perfect crisp batter, and a full menu of pies.

Owner Dan Edwards has piled a lot of love into this place, and says it’s ‘easily the most challenging thing’ he’s ever done.

In a statement he shared this morning, Dan wrote: “So, after what feels like forever, we will open the new shop today.

“We started this project nearly 12 months ago and it’s come close to breaking me many times. Easily, the most challenging thing I’ve ever done, but we’re there now!

“My wife is clearly an angel for putting up with me during this whole time. Marie, I love you more than you can imagine


“Couple of things to note:- we’re not opening the restaurant area for a few days, so that we can ‘bed in’ the new systems. We don’t wanna give anything short of the best. We’ll let you know when we’re ready.

“We’re also gonna introduce the “from the kitchen” menu slowly, with more items being added as we go.

“The last thing, is it’s going to be walk ins only, there’s no booking system. We know there’s lots of you who want to secure your seat but it’s a non negotiable unfortunately.

“What we can guarantee, is we have an amazing space, an amazing team, and amazing customers. Over the next week or so, go easy on us if things aren’t quite right. I promise we’re all trying our best with new everything.

“Here’s to the next (and final) stage. Chips @No.8 is all grown up and we can’t wait to share it with you!”


The new Chips @ No.8 opens on Tuesday 11 June on Clifton Road.

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Featured image: The Manc Group