Best fish and chip shops shortlisted – does your local make the list?

Best fish and chip shops shortlisted – does your local make the list?

01/24/2023

UK’s best fish and chip shops are shortlisted for national awards – does your local make the list?

  • Shortlist for the UK’s best fish and chip shops have been announced
  •  It comes ahead of this year’s National Fish and Chip Awards on February 23

The shortlist for the UK’s best fish and chip shops have been announced.

It comes ahead of this year’s National Fish and Chip Awards, which will be hosted by comedian Jason Mansford.

Andrew Crook, President at the NFFF, described the comedian as a ‘firm family favourite, just like fish and chips. We’re so looking forward to celebrating.’

Running for more than 30 years, the annual awards celebrate Britain’s top chippies from best takeaways to best newcomers, restaurants and suppliers. 

There are 10 categories, including best newcomer, best takeaway and best restaurant.

Organised by The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF), this year’s awards will take place on February 23 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

But does YOUR chippy make the list? 

The shortlist for the UK’s best fish and chip shops have been announced. Stock image

Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year

The top ten businesses shortlisted are:

  • Fishermans Bay, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear
  • Fish Kitchen, Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly
  • Whiteheads Fish and Chips, Hornsea, East Yorkshire
  • Shipdeck, Trethomas, Caerphilly
  • The Bearded Sailor, Pudsey, Yorkshire
  • The Fish Bank, Elemet, West Yorkshire
  • Low’s Traditional Fish & Chips, Westhill, Aberdeenshire
  • The Oyster Shell, Bath, Somerset
  • Auckley Friery, Auckley, Doncaster
  • The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire

The Fish Kitchen in Caerphilly has been shortlisted for best Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year

Fishermans Bay in Whitley Bay has been shortlisted for best Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year

Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year

The top five businesses shortlisted are:

  • The Cods Scallops, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire
  • Eric’s Fish and Chips, Thornham, Norfolk
  • Fish City, Belfast, Antrim
  • Henry’s of Hunstanton, Hunstanton, Norfolk
  • Malt and Anchor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Best Newcomer

The Best Newcomer category celebrates businesses that started no earlier than January 2021.

The top three shortlisted are: 

  • Haughton Fish & Chips, Haughton, Staffordshire
  • Lighthouse Fisheries Of Flamborough, Flamborough, East Yorkshire
  • Hendo’s Fish & Chips, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Field to Frier

The Field to Frier category recognises businesses for their excellence in potato knowledge, care and chip preparation.

The top three shortlisted are:  

  • Pier Point Fish & Chips, Torquay, Devon
  • Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips, Leintwardine, Herefordshire
  • The Real Food Cafe, Tyndrum, Stirling

Mobile Operator

The Best Mobile Operator category celebrates businesses which operate mobile fish and chips vans or trailers and serve rural locations as well as catering for weddings and corporate events.

The top shortlisted are: 

  • Pimp My Fish, Burwell, Cambridgeshire
  • The Hungry Plaice, Holbeach, Lincs
  • The Chippie Van, Penrith, Cumbria
  • Jojo’s Fish & Chips, Stafford, Staffordshire
  • Country Fried, Langho, Lancashire

Staff training and development

This category recognises excellence in developing staff teams’ skills and qualifications.

The top three shortlisted are: 

  • Jacksons Fish and Chips, Newton Abbot, Devon
  • Stones Fish and Chips, Acton, Ealing
  • The Chesterford Group, Bishops Stortford, Herts

Multiple operator

The Best Multiple Operator category celebrates businesses which operate multiple fish and chips sites across the UK.

The top three shortlisted are: 

  • The Chesterford Group, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
  • Harlees Fish & Chips, Wimborne, Dorset
  • Bells Fish & Chips, Framwellgate Moor, Durham

Quality Accreditation Champion

The Quality Accreditation category celebrates businesses throughout the UK that give their customers the best quality fish and chips.

The top three shortlisted are: 

  • Henleys of Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex
  • Ipswich Codfellas Group by Ozzie Bozdag, Ipswich, Suffolk
  • The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire

Environment and Sustainability Champion

The top three shortlisted are:

  • Fish City, Belfast, Antrim
  • Harbour Lights, Falmouth, Cornwall
  • The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire

Supplier of the year

The top five shortlisted are:

  • Dennis Crooks
  • Isle of Ely
  • KFE Ltd
  • Ceres
  • Henry Colbecks

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