The wait is over…..

Tuesday 17th September 2019

The UK’s 10 top fish and chip shops have been announced today. These shops are finalists in the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award, the flagship category in the 2020 National Fish & Chip Awards. Organised by Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, The National Fish & Chip Awards are the UK’s premier awards for fish and chips businesses.

The UK’s 10 best fish and chip shops are, in alphabetical order:

  • Carron Fish Bar, Stonehaven, Grampian
  • Dolphin Takeaway, Duncannon, Country Tyrone
  • Fish and Chips @ Weston Grove, Chester, Cheshire
  • Golden Carp, Redditch, Worcestershire
  • Hiks, Swansea, West Glamorgan
  • HOOKED@31, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire
  • Rockfish, Brixham, Devon
  • Seafare, Guildford, Surrey
  • Shap Chippy, Penrith, Cumbria
  • The Cod’s Scallops, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Fish and chips is the healthiest of the traditional takeaways providing an excellent source of protein, along with carbohydrate and many essential vitamins and minerals. The awards recognise outstanding businesses across the country that are serving incredible fish and chips and providing excellent customer service. Shortlisted businesses have gone above and beyond to secure their place in this stage of the competition and showcase the nation’s favourite takeaway dish.

It’s not just about food quality, there are a wide variety of additional factors that make these businesses outstanding, including:

  • Excellence in the sustainable sourcing of key ingredients
  • Staff training and development policies and career opportunities for young people
  • Creation of innovative menu options for those with allergies and dietary requirements

There are a number of rigorous judging stages to overcome en route to being named the best fish and chip shop in the UK, including mystery shopper judging visits and full business performance audits of premises, followed by presentations to an industry judging panel.

KFE would like to congratulate all of the finalists, special mention to KFE customers Carron Fish Bar, HOOKED@31, Rockfish, Seafare, Shap Chippy & The Cod’s Scallop. The KFE team looks forward to seeing you all at the awards ceremony which takes place in London in January 2020.