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Fry Award winners 2021/2022 announced

Updated: Apr 13






Mystery diners have sampled thousands of portions of fish and chips from shops across the UK in a bid to crown the UK’s 50 Best Takeaways and 10 Best Restaurants 2021/2022


After months of sampling food, quizzing staff and hitting up social media, we’re delighted to announce this year’s 50 Best Takeaways and 10 Best Restaurants 2021/2022.


Mystery judges visited each establishment that entered unannounced to sample the food and assess key aspects of the business from the cleanliness of the premises, to staff knowledge and professionalism, to their social media presence.


With 100 marks up for grabs, the standard was once again set extremely high, with the benchmark being a weighty 96% or over for takeaways to win an award and 95% or over for restaurants.


The winners in alphabetical order are:


50 Best fish & Chip Takeaways:

Alrewas Fryer, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Auckley Friery, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Burnham Fish and Chips, Slough, Surrey

Callaway’s Fish & Chips, Dorchester, Dorset

East Coast, Musselburgh, East Lothian

Catch Fish & Chips, Ashford, Kent

Chips @ No.8, Prestwich, Greater Manchester

Churchill's Fish & Chips, Langney, Eastbourne

Cods and Rockers, Tadley, Hampshire

Croft Street Fisheries, Leeds, Yorkshire

Davenport’s Fish & Chips, Louth, Lincolnshire

David’s Fish & Chips, Brixham, Devon

DJ's Fish and Chips, Paignton, Devon

Dunkeld Fish Bar, Dunkeld, Perthshire

Eric's Fish & Chips, King’s Lynn, Norfolk Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips, Leintwardine, Herefordshire Fish ’n’ Fritz, Weymouth, Dorset

Fish Kitchen 1854, Maesycwmmer, Monmouthshire

Fochabers Fish Bar, Fochabers, Moray

Frydays of Kendal, Kendal, Cumbria

Garioch Fish Bar, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Greg & Lou’s, Redruth, Cornwall

The Little Chippy, Tyldesley, Manchester

Heavenly On The Go, Crosby, Cumbria

Hikary’s Fish Bar, Neath, West Glamorgan

Hiks, Brynhyfryd, Swansea

Hill Top Village Fisheries, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Howe & Co Van 19, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Howe & Co Van 22, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Howe & Co Van 66, Granborough, Buckinghamshire Land & Sea, Sowerby, North Yorkshire

Low’s Traditional Fish & Chips - Berryden, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire Marina Fish and Chips, Chapel St. Leonards, Lincolnshire Market Hill Fisheries, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Moore's Fish & Chips, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway My Plaice Fish & Chips, Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk Port Chippy, Amlwch, Anglesey

Priory Plaice Fish and Chips, Ulverston, Cumbria Shap Chippy Mobile, Appleby, Cumbria

St John's Fish Bar, Warwick, Warwickshire

The Cafe Royal, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway The Chippie Van, Penrith, Cumbria

The Chippy, Dartford, Kent

The Codfather, Northwich, Cheshire

The Esk Cafe, Longtown, Cumbria

The Fish at Goose Green, Wigan, Greater Manchester

The Fish Bank, Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds, West Yorkshire

The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire

The Golden Fry, Benllech, Anglesey

The Lincolnshire Fryer, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

The Oyster Shell, Bath, Somerset

The Plaice To Be, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

The Village Fish & Chips, Orpington, Kent

Tony’s Fish and Chips, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire

Towngate Fisheries, Idle, West Yorkshire

Yan’s Fish Bar, Cardiff

10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants:

Catch Fish and Chips West End, Glasgow

Chipmongers, Portstewart, County Londonderry

Eric's Fish & Chips, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Fish City, Belfast

Fisherman’s Bay, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear

Fish ’n’ Fritz, Weymouth, Dorset

Harlees, Westbury, Wiltshire

Port & Starboard, Indian Queens, Cornwall

The Cod’s Scallops, Market Harborough, Leicestershire

What The Fish, London


Reece Head, competition organiser, comments: “We’re so pleased to announce this year’s winners. The awards recognise and celebrate the hard work, passion and dedication that these operators put into running their businesses.


“It’s been a tough couple of years for the industry, in particular for restaurants that have had to deal with closures, but operators continued to adapt, motivate their workforce and invest in new equipment and systems that have seen them come out the other side stronger and in a better position.


“Our 50 Best Takeaway and 10 Best Restaurant winners really do represent the best in the business and they continue to showcase fish and chips as a high quality, value for money meal.”


All takeaways and restaurants that entered will receive their mystery dining report, a winner’s poster and plaque to proudly display in their shop.


We’d like to thank this year’s competition sponsors Frymax, Middleton Foods, KFE, NFFF, Nortech Foods, Drywite, Friars Pride, VA Whitley, Henry Colbecks, Seafood from Norway, Catering Units, BD Signs, Pukka and Accumen.


The Fry Awards 2022/23 will open for entry in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for announcements on our website and on social media