Britain’s best 50 fish and chip takeaways are revealed after secret taste test – so does your favourite make the list?
- Fry Awards has revealed UK’s top 60 fish and chip takeaways and restaurants
- Has your local chippie made the list? Check the full list of winners here
The UK’s best fish and chip shops have today been revealed after a secret taste test.
Fry Awards announced their top 50 takeaways and best ten restaurants in Britain.
The list, now in its 11th year, is drawn up after judges go into premises unannounced and secretly scrutinise the quality of food.
Criteria also includes cleanliness of the premises, staff knowledge, value for money, ease of ordering and social media presence – including extra marks for those who have introduced an ordering app.
Shops had to achieve at least 95 per cent for takeaways to win an award and 92 per cent or more for restaurants.
The UK’s best fish and chip takeaways have been revealed after a secret taste test
Reece Head, competition organiser, said: ‘Once again we’ve had another year where it’s simply got harder to operate a fish and chip business, with rising energy, labour and ingredient costs taking a heavy toll.
‘It’s not easy but operators are working harder and smarter, staying ahead of changing tastes and behaviours and adapting accordingly.
‘Although the profits might not be in fish and chips like they have in years gone by, the passion certainly is.
‘And our awards are a testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment these operators put into running successful businesses.’
Mr Head said that they are seeing shops introduce different things to appeal to a wider customer base.
This includes vegan and gluten free options, self-serve tills and online ordering apps.
They are also seeing investment in new frying equipment to produce better quality fish and chips, and owners embracing social media to engage with and reach more customers.
As well as the top 10 takeaways, Fry Awards also announced the ten best fish and chip restaurants
He continued: ‘The businesses that make up our 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways and 10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants represent the best in the industry.
‘They are pushing forwards while not losing sight of what makes the chippy so engrained in British culture – high quality, value for money food with great customer service and inviting surroundings.’
Has your local chippie made the list? MailOnline reveals the full list of winners here
Ainsworth’s Fish & Chip Shop, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Angells Fisheries, Newark, Nottingham
Auckley Friery, Auckley, Doncaster
Auckley Friery in Doncaster has been run by second-generation fish fryer David Nicolaou since 2003
Bredon Village Fish and Chip Shop, Bredon, Tewksbury, Gloucestershire
Burnham Fish and Chips, Burnham, Berkshire
Catch Netherlee, Glasgow
Chips @ No.8 Prestwich, Manchester
Churchill’s Fish & Chips, Eastbourne
Codfella’s, Greenwich Avenue, Ipswich
Croft Street Fisheries, Farsley, Leeds
Dunkeld Fish Bar, Dunkeld, Perth
Ernie’s Fish and Chips, Hoyland, South Yorkshire
Farnhams Fish and Chips, Brook, Llantwit Major
Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips, Leintwardine, Herefordshire
Finney’s @ Port Chippy, Amlwch Port, Anglesey
Finney’s @ The Golden Fry, Benllech Anglesey
Fish and Chips on The Waterfront, Anstruther, Fife
Fish Kitchen 1854, Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly
The Fish Kitchen in Caerphilly is a traditional family-run business sells freshly caught fish and chips
The Fish Kitchen is a family-run business in Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly
French’s Fish Shop, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Garioch Fish Bar, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
Greg & Lou’s, Redruth, Cornwall
Harbour Fish and Chips, Felbridge, West Sussex
Hill Top Fisheries, Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire
Hillycroft Fisheries, Morley, Leeds
Hooked on the Heath, Knutsford, Cheshire
Howe & Co Van 22, South Buckinghamshire
Kirbys of Horsforth, Horsforth, Leeds
Kirbys of Meanwood, Meanwood, Leeds
Land & Sea, Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Lily’s @ Hornsea, Hornsea, East Yorkshire
Lighthouse Fisheries Of Flamborough, Flamborough, East Yorkshire
This family-owned fish and chip shop is on the high street in Flamborough
Lighthouse Fisheries of Flamborough serves cooked chips and good quality fish
Newington Fish Bar, Ramsgate, Kent
Off The Hook Fish And Chips, Sale, Cheshire
Pennington Plaice, Leigh, Greater Manchester
Pisces, Fleetwood, Lancashire
Portside Fish & Chips, Harrogate Road, Leeds
Scott’s Plaice, Gosport, Hampshire
Sea Salt +Sole, Dyce, Aberdeen
Stones Fish & Chips, Acton, West London
Sykes Fish and Chips, Pendlebury, Swinton, Greater Manchester
The Bearded Sailor, Pudsey, Leeds
The Bearded Sailor, in Pudsey, Yorkshire prides itself on sourcing sustainable produce, only selling fish from Icelandic Responsible Fisheries
On the menu: fish and chips at The Bearded Sailor in Pudsey
The Chippy Van, Penrith, Cumbria
The Fish at Goose Green, Goose Green, Wigan, Greater Manchester
The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire
The Fish Works in Largs, North Ayrshire, is a family-run business run by husband and wife team Ross and Tiffany Irvin
The Friary, Carrickfergus, East Antrim
The Hook of Halstead, Halstead, Essex
The Lincolnshire Fryer, Lincolnshire
The Oyster Shell, Bath, Somerset
The Oyster Shell, founded in 2019, is an award-winning fish and chip shop takeaway in the heart of Bath
A large cod loin and chips is £13.95, large fishcake and chips £9.50 and vegan-option chickpea fitters and chips cost £9.50
The Village Fish & Chips, Petts Wood, Kent
The Real Food Café, Tyndrum, Stirling
Yans Fish Bar, Heath, Cardiff
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Catch, West End, Glasgow
Dunkeld Fish Bar, Dunkeld, Perth
Fish City, Ann Street, Belfast
Fish City is situated in the heart of Belfast City Centre
Traditional fish and chips at Fish City in the heart of Belfast
Fisherman’s Bay, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear
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Harbour Lights, Falmouth, Cornwall
Linfords Traditional Fish and Chip Shop, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire
Maltings Fish and Chips, Baldock, Hertfordshire
Mary Lambert, Hartlepool, County Durham
Plattens, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Quayside Restaurant, West Quay, Gourdan, Aberdeenshire
Seasmiths Fish and Chips, Wadebridge, Cornwall
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