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Fry Magazine Awards results in!

Updated: Mar 13, 2019

After months of searching for the UK’s best fish and chip takeaways, restaurants and mobile units, Fry Magazine can finally reveal the shops that successfully made the grade.

Over 400 outlets entered this year’s awards, which include a brand new category dedicated to mobile fish and chip operators.

The competition centres around a mystery visit in which every outlet is judged on key aspects that make fish and chips great - such as quality of food, atmosphere and customer service.

The results make for interesting reading, containing a mix of big name shops and smaller, lesser-known businesses as well as first time entrants to regular winners. What’s more, the successful operators are spread across the UK with shops from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales all represented.

This year the pass mark for the takeaway category was the highest it’s been in the competition’s seven year history with the cut-off point being 97%, leaving little room for error.

Reece Head, competition organiser, comments: “This year’s results were the tightest they’ve ever been showing that standards in the fish and chip industry are increasing all the time. These operators have proved that they are at the top of their game, subjecting their premises, staff and food to a thorough inspection and coming out with near-on perfect results. We would like to congratulate each and everyone and wish them a successful year as they enjoy their status as one of the best fish and chip operators in the UK.”

Every outlet that enters, regardless of whether they make the list, receives a copy of their mystery dining scorecard, providing a valuable tool to move forward and make improvements in their business. The winning businesses also receive a competition plaque to display in their restaurant, takeaway or van.

The 2019 winners are:

50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways

Bizzie Lizzie's, Swadford Street, Skipton, Yorkshire

Captains Fish and Chips, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

Catch Fish & Chips, Ashford, Kent

Chips 'n' Things, Montrose, Angus

Cox’s at the Lighthouse, St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Croft Street Fisheries, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

David’s, Brixham, Devon

Dunkeld Fish Bar, Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross

Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips, Leintwardine, Herefordshire

Fish Box, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, Yorkshire

Fochabers Fish Bar, Fochabers, Moray

Frydales, Leicester, Leicestershire

Frydays, Boston, Lincolnshire

Henley’s of Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex

Hikary’s Fish Bar, Neath, Neath Port Talbot

Hill Top Village Fisheries, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Hilly Croft, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Hook & Line, Leeds, West Yorkshire

hooked@31, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

Kellaway's Fish and Chips, Truro, Cornwall

Land & Sea, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Mario’s Fish Bar, Kingswood, Bristol

Middleton in Teesdale Fish and Chip Shop, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Minnie Bertha’s, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex

My Plaice Fish & Chips, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Palombo’s Fish and Chips, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire

Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips, Hirwaun, Rhondda

Pete’s Pan, Billesley, Birmingham

Platten’s Fish and Chips, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk

Robinsons Fish and Chips, Poole, Dorset

Sea Salt & Sole, Dyce, Aberdeen,

Shap Chippy, Penrith, Cumbria

Silver Hake Fish Bar, Accocks Green, Birmingham

Simpsons in Stroud, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Smith’s Chippy, South Shields, Tyne & Wear

The Blue Fin, York, North Yorkshire

The Cafe Royal, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway

The Carron Fish Bar, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

The Chip Club, Kingston Upon Thames, South West London

The Codfather, Northwich, Cheshire

The Codfather, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

The Cod’s Scallops, Wollaton, Nottingham

The Esk Cafe, Longtown, Carlisle

The Fish Bar, Crewe, Cheshire

The Fish House, Fleetwood, Lancashire

The Friary, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

The Golden Anchor, Mitcham, Surrey

The Jolly Friar, Dronfield, North East Derbyshire

The Plaice To Be, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

Towngate Fisheries, Idle, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Walnut Tree Traditional Fish and Chips, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Wellies Fish and Chips, Grantham, Lincolnshire

10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants

Bizzie Lizzie's, High Street Car Park, Skipton, Yorkshire

Catch Fish and Chips, Giffnock, Glasgow

Eric's Fish and Chips, Thornham, Norfolk

Fish ‘n’ Fritz, Weymouth, Dorset

Fish Dish, West Felixstowe, Suffolk

Fylde Fish and Chips, Burscough, Lancashire

Sit in @ 14 Atholl Street, Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross

Something's Cooking, Letterston, Pembrokeshire

The Magpie Café, Whitby, North Yorkshire

The Pelican, Barnstaple, North Devon

The Quayside Restaurant & Fish Bar, Gourdon, Aberdeenshire

The Scallop Shell, Bath, Somerset

Wetherby Whaler, Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

10 Best Mobile Fish & Chip Units

Butlers Fish and Chips, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire & Worcestershire

Chipsy, London

Cods and Rockers, Surrey

Go Fish & Chips, West Berkshire

Howe and Co 22, Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire

North West Event Catering - Mobile Fish & Chip Van, Tebay, Kendal & Endmoor, Cumbria

Riverside Fish & Chips, Harwich & Colchester, Essex

The Cotswold Chippy, Cotswolds

Tony's On The Go, North Lanarkshire

Tropics Two, Norfolk

Fry Magazine Awards are sponsored by Goldensheaf, Frymax, Middletons, Superior Beef Dripping, KFE, VA Whitley, Friars Pride, Henry Colbeck, King Frost, Pro Fry, Brakes, BD Signs, NFFF and Kismet Kebabs.

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