Fry Awards

Trade magazine Fry has announced its 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways and 10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants 2024, recognising those operators setting the gold standard in food quality, customer service and marketing.

The results follow months of mystery dining in which judges visited establishments unannounced, meticulously inspecting elements, including food quality, premises cleanliness, staff expertise, value for money, ease of ordering, and social media presence.

Shops can achieve 100% if they score top marks on every section of the mystery dining, but takeaways had to achieve at least 95.5% or over to win an award while restaurants needed a score of 95% or higher to claim their well-deserved accolade.

Commenting on the awards, which are in their 12th year, Paul Williams, MD at KFE, comments: “We are thrilled to sponsor the Fry Awards again and we extend our heartfelt congratulations to the takeaways, restaurants, and mobiles who have earned accolades this year.

“These operators have demonstrated excellence in food quality, cleanliness, and customer service, showcasing their commitment to continuous improvement. We applaud those that have successfully retained their place from previous years as well as those newcomers that have won an award for the first time.”


The winners in alphabetical order are:

50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways

Ainsworth’s Fish & Chips, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Angells Fisheries, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Anstruther Fish Bar, Anstruther, Fife

Auckley Friery, Auckley, Doncaster

Batterfly Fish and Chips, Surbiton, South West London

Callaways Fish & Chips, Dorchester, Dorset

Catch, Ashford, Kent

Chips @ No.8, Prestwich, Manchester

Churchill’s Fish & Chips, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Churchill’s Fish & Chips, Hove, East Sussex

Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips, Leintwardine, Herefordshire

Finney’s Benllech, Benllech, Anglesey

Fintans Fish & Chip Co, Llanishen, Cardiff

Fraser’s Fish & Chips, Penzance, Cornwall

French’s Fish Shop, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk

Garioch Fish Bar, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Greg & Lou’s, Redruth, Cornwall 

Henleys Of Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex

Hikary’s Fish Bar, Neath, Neath Port Talbot

Hilltop Village Fisheries, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield

Jolly Fryer, Filton. Bristol

Kirbys Of Horsforth, Horsforth, Leeds

Krispies, Exmouth, Devon

Land & Sea, Sowerby, North Yorkshire 

Maltings Fish And Chips, Baldock, Hertfordshire

Mike’s Famous Fish And Chips, Blackburn, Aberdeenshire

Moore’s Fish & Chips, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

Newington Fish Bar, Ramsgate, Kent

Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips, Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Tag

Pier Point Fish & Chips, Torquay, Devon

Portside Fish & Chips, Kirkstall, Leeds

Redcloak Fish Bar, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Sandgate Chippie, Penrith, Cumbria

Sandy’s, Folkestone, Kent 

Seafront Chippy, Hornsea, East Yorkshire, 

Shap Chippy, Penrith, Cumbria

Shappy Wheels, Penrith, Cumbria

Shaw’s Fish And Chips, Dodworth, Barnsley

Sykes Fish And Chips, Pendlebury, Greater Manchester

The Bearded Sailor, Pudsey, Leeds

The Cafe Royal, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway

The Chippie Van, Penrith, Cumbria

The Fish At Goose Green, Goose Green, Wigan, Greater Manchester

The Fish Works, Largs, Ayrshire 

The Little Chippy, Tyldesley, Manchester

The Oyster Shell, Bath, Somerset

The Real Food Cafe, Tyndrum, Stirling

The Wee Chippy, Anstruther, Fife

The Village Chippy, Petts Wood, South East London

Westend Fish And Chips, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire

Yan’s Fish Bar, Cardiff 

10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants

Fish City, Belfast

Harbour Lights, Falmouth, Cornwall

Lakeside Fish and Chips, Poole, Dorset

Linford’s Traditional Fish and Chips, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire 

The Magpie Cafe, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Maltings Fish And Chips, Baldock, Hertfordshire

Pier Point Fish & Chips, Torquay, Devon

The Wee Chippy, Anstruther, Fife

Trenchers Spanish City, Whitley Bay, Newcastle upon Tyne

Trenchers, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Click here to find out more about the Fry Awards and to keep an eye out for when entry opens for next year’s awards.