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Two chippies take home gongs at BTAs

The Brothers Fish Bar, Gravesend, Kent, with Jimmy Carr

Two fish and chip shops have been named among the UK’s best delivery restaurants at The British Takeaway Awards (BTAs) in London last night.

Leicester-based Chris’ Fish N Chips scooped the Game Changer award for its commitment to sustainability. The takeaway uses alternatives to palm oil, zero plastic packaging and is carrying out more deliveries on bicycle to save on emissions.

Having identified a growing demand for healthier options, Chris’ Fish N Chips now list calories for each menu item and have signposted dishes that are under 400 calories and under 600 calories, to encourage more informed healthier choices.

Brother’s Fish Bar in Gravesend, Kent, also took to the stage, winning Best Takeaway in Greater London.

Wiltshire-based Mexican eatery Nacho Cheese was named Best Takeaway in Britain for its food, high mystery shopper score and measures taken to cater to customers’ ever-evolving dietary needs with gluten free, vegan and vegetarian dishes.

The event, run in association with Just Eat, was held at The Savoy hotel in London and was hosted by comedian and TV presenter Jimmy Carr. It was attended by a line-up of famous faces including ‘I’m a Celebrity’ finalist Roman Kemp, his fellow contestant James Haskell and wife Chloe Madeley, singer Louise Redknapp, and TOWIE star and Celebrity X Factor winner Megan McKenna.

Judges including Ainsley Harriott and former Dragons’ Den star Sarah Willingham also joined the star-studded ceremony.

The awards, which are now in their fifth year, recognise the best takeaways in the UK. The full list of winners are as follows:

National Winners:

Best Takeaway in Britain: Nacho Cheese, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Game Changer: Chris’ Fish N Chips,  Liecester

Best Takeaway Chef: Osamu Mizuno, Sugoi JPN, London 

Best Takeaway Delivery Driver: Mohammed Miah, The Island Restaurant, West Midlands 

Regional Winners:

Best Takeaway in Central London: Chilli Tuk Tuk, Finchley, London

Best Takeaway in Greater London: The Brothers Fish Bar, Gravesend 

Best Takeaway in the South East: S&S Kitchen, Aylesbury

Best Takeaway in the South West: Nacho Cheese, Trowbridge

Best Takeaway in the East Midlands: Rikshaw, Nottingham 

Best Takeaway in the West Midlands: Buena Comida, Brierley Hill 

Best Takeaway in the North West: Brothers Burgers, Saint Helens 

Best Takeaway in the North East: Casa Rosa, Durham

Best Takeaway in Yorkshire: Bear Kirchen, Wakefield

Best Takeaway in Scotland: Cheeky Moo’s, Rutherglen

Best Takeaway in Wales: Wiwo, Cathays, Cardiff

Best Takeaway in Northern Ireland: Nonna Wood Fired Pizzas, Londonderry

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