Updated: Aug 7, 2019
The search is on once again to find the UK’s number one fish and chip takeaway with the announcement today of the Top 60 shops in the running.
Fish and Chip Shop of the Year is one category in The National Fish & Chip Awards, which recognise outstanding businesses across the country that are serving incredible fish and chips and providing excellent customer service.
The Top 60 shops by region are:
Carron Fish Bar - Stonehaven Catch Fish and Chips - Giffnock - Glasgow Catch Fish and Chips - West End - Glasgow Dolphin Fish and Chips, Macduff Lows Traditional Fish & Chips - Aberdeen The Fish Works - Largs Sea Salt & Sole - Aberdeen
Andy's Fish Bar - Swadlincote Fiddlers Elbow - Leintwardine Oldswinford Fish & Chips - Stourbridge The Chip Shed Warwick - Warwick The Golden Carp Chippy - Redditch Winyates Chippy - Redditch Wollaston Fish Bar - Stourbridge
Eastern England Cox’s at The Lighthouse - St Neots French's Fish Shop - Wells-next-the-Sea Frydales - Leicester Plattens Fish and chips - Wells-next-the-Sea The Cods Scallops - Nottingham Traditional Fish & Chips - St Neots Wellies Fish & Chips - Grantham
London & South East England
Belmont Bay Fish Bar - Harrow Brockley's Rock - London Henley's of Wivenhoe - Colchester MyChippy.com - London Newington Fish Bar - Ramsgate Seafare Guildford - Guildford Stone's Fish and Chips - London
Central & Southern England
South & West England
Shortlisted shops have completed an online questionnaire to reach this stage, quizzing them on all aspects of their business including sourcing, staff training and menu development. They will now undergo another round of judging in a bid to make the UK Top 20.
Marcus Coleman, chief executive officer at Seafish, comments: “Every summer we look forward to starting our search for the UK’s best fish and chip shop and this award showcases the best in the business. Shops have been entering the competition since May and these Top 60 takeaways have demonstrated real commitment to quality in all areas and worked tirelessly to earn their place on this list. I would recommend a visit to them all!
“There’s a diverse wealth of talent to be seen across the Top 60, and we wish them all the best in the next round as we know each one of them gives it everything they have.”
The winner of the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards in London on 23rd January 2020.