Gluten Free Fish and Chips: Shakey Shakey, Herne Bay Kent

In the list of life’s greatest pleasures, eating gluten free fish and chips straight from the box whilst sitting on the beach must rank very much towards the top.

Even for the gluten eaters, and even in poor British weather, it’s a real treat. But finding coeliac safe fish and chips – using dedicated fryers – is not always easy.

An easy day trip from London – either from London Victoria, or on the High Speed train from London St Pancras – takes you to Herne Bay; Whitstable’s less glitzy, but arguably more creative neighbour on the north Kent Coast.

train travel essentials with kids

Long before we day-tripped down, I’d read many reviews of the coeliac safe fish and chips at Shakey Shakey. There had been unanimous praise for how incredibly tasty the fish and chips here were. I was keen to find out if they were right.

Shakey Shakey is on the High Street in Herne Bay, a couple of blocks back from the beach.

gluten free fish and chips Shakey Shakey

Our very fresh fish and chips were cooked to order by the super friendly staff.

gluten free fish and chips Shakey Shakey

While we waited we were given a small portion of chips, along with the special Shakey Shakey salt, including one identified for gluten free customers.

gluten free fish and chips Shakey Shakey

The batter was extremely crispy and not too thick.

These were also possibly the best chip shop chips I’ve ever had because they weren’t oily or greasy at all.

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None of the legs in this photo belong to me…..

The pot in the photo is the Shakey Shakey sprinkles. I HIGHLY recommend these. I asked for the coeliac safe version.

The gluten free fish and chips at Shakey Shakey are coeliac safe because separate fryers are used.

They also offer gluten free fish and chips every day of the week and no need to to order in advance. 

Coeliac Safe Gluten Free Fish & Chips in Herne Bay at Shakey Shakey – Key Info:

Location: 174 High St, Herne Bay CT6 5AJ
Would I come back: Me and Herne Bay are very old friends. It’s time we saw each other more often.

While you’re visiting Herne Bay, you might also like to….

Enjoy the seaside fun on the pier – and don’t miss a go on the Telly-Go-Round!

Maybe a glass of champagne will detract from the GLARING spelling mistake!

If you can tear yourself aware from playing on the 2p slidey machines then why not treat yourself to a (gluten free, dairy free) Swedish Glace ice cream.

If you’re looking for more gluten free fish and chips around the UK, you could enjoy them at The Old Harbour in Weymouth. Or on the Isle of Wight there are a number of gluten free fish and chip shops; The Happy Haddock offers coeliac safe fish and chips cooked in a separate fryer. Or if gluten free fish and chips in the pub by the beach is what you’re looking for, The Boat House in Seaview is a great choice!


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