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UK’s finest fish and chip outlets are shortlisted for nationwide awards – does your native make the checklist?


The shortlist for the UK’s finest fish and chip outlets have been introduced.

It comes forward of this yr’s Nationwide Fish and Chip Awards, which will likely be hosted by comic Jason Manford.

Working for greater than 30 years, the annual awards have fun Britain’s high chippies from finest takeaways to finest newcomers, eating places and suppliers. 

There are 10 classes, together with finest newcomer, finest takeaway and finest restaurant.

Organised by The Nationwide Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF), this yr’s awards will happen on February 23 on the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

Andrew Criminal, President on the NFFF, described this yr’s host as a ‘agency household favorite, similar to fish and chips. We’re so trying ahead to celebrating.’ 

However does YOUR chippy make the checklist? 

The shortlist for the UK’s finest fish and chip outlets have been introduced. Inventory picture

Fish and Chip Takeaway of the 12 months

The highest ten companies shortlisted are:

Fisherman’s Bay in Whitley Bay

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

Fishermans Bay in Whitley Bay has been shortlisted for finest Fish and Chip Takeaway of the 12 months

The inside of Fisherman's Bay, in Whitley Bay

The within of Fisherman’s Bay, in Whitley Bay

A sample menu of what's on offer for customers at Fisherman's Bay in Whitley Bay

A pattern menu of what is on supply for purchasers at Fisherman’s Bay in Whitley Bay

Run by the Dhillon household, Fisherman’s Bay has been serving the area people in Tyne and Put on for the final 25 years.

Its cod is sustainably sourced and the chippy prides itself on utilizing native supply the place it may well.

On its takeaway menu, a cod and chips will set you again £10, haddock and chips £10.20 and a battered sausage £2.80.

Fish Kitchen 1854, Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly

The Fish Kitchen in Caerphillyv

The Fish Kitchen in Caerphilly has been shortlisted for finest Fish and Chip Takeaway of the 12 months

The Fish Kitchen is a family-run business in Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly

The Fish Kitchen is a family-run enterprise in Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly

The inside of the Fish Kitchen in Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly

The within of the Fish Kitchen in Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly

Their menu includes cod, plaice, scampi and seafood specials

Their menu contains cod, plaice, scampi and seafood specials

This conventional family-run enterprise sells freshly caught fish and chips. The 1854 in its identify comes from being near the Viaduct in Maesycwmmer.

It beforehand gained within the Meals Awards Wales 2022.

The takeaway was launched by Colin Newbery initially from Ystrad Mynach, a eager bicycle owner and railway fanatic.

Its menu contains a big cod supper for £11.95, a steak and kidney pie supper for £5.95 and ten items of wholetail scampi for £6.50.

Whitehead’s Fish and Chips, Hornsea, East Yorkshire

Whitehead's Fish and Chips in Hornsea, East Yorkshire, has been run by the Whitehead family since 1997

Whitehead’s Fish and Chips in Hornsea, East Yorkshire, has been run by the Whitehead household since 1997

Whiteheads Fish and Chips, Hornsea, East Yorkshire has been shortlisted for best Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year

Whiteheads Fish and Chips, Hornsea, East Yorkshire has been shortlisted for finest Fish and Chip Takeaway of the 12 months

Whitehead’s Fish & Chips has been run by the Whitehead household since 1997 with their takeaway a stone’s throw from the East Yorkshire coast.

An everyday cod is £8.15, whereas a daily portion of chips prices £2.10. They’ve a spread of pies together with steak and kidney, beef and onion and rooster and mushroom. Or a daily sausage will set you again £1.25.

Clients have praised Whitehead’s Fish and Chips for its ‘freshly cooked meals to order’ and ‘wonderful service’.

Ship Deck, Trethomas, Caerphilly

Shipdeck, Trethomas, Caerphilly has been shortlisted for best Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year

Shipdeck, Trethomas, Caerphilly has been shortlisted for finest Fish and Chip Takeaway of the 12 months

A cod supper at Ship Deck in Caerphilly will set customers back £10.70

A cod supper at Ship Deck in Caerphilly will set clients again £10.70

Companions Ryan and Kimberly Hughes opened Ship Deck three years in the past after working in numerous chip outlets in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Mr Hughes gained Younger Fish Frier of the 12 months in 2019. He has been within the business because the age of 15 and is described by his spouse because the ‘bread and butter’ of the enterprise. 

An everyday cod supper prices £10.70, a big battered sausage is £2 whereas an open cone of chips will set you again £2.15.

Critiques reward Ship Deck for its ‘wonderful service and exceptionally good  meals’ in addition to ‘plentiful’ portion sizes and good worth for cash.

The Bearded Sailor, Pudsey, Yorkshire 

The Bearded Sailor, in Pudsey, Yorkshire has been shortlisted for best Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year

The Bearded Sailor, in Pudsey, Yorkshire has been shortlisted for finest Fish and Chip Takeaway of the 12 months

On the menu: fish and chips at The Bearded Sailor in Pudsey, shortlisted for best takeaway of the year at the National Fish and Chip Shop Award 2023

On the menu: fish and chips at The Bearded Sailor in Pudsey, shortlisted for finest takeaway of the yr on the Nationwide Fish and Chip Store Award 2023

The Bearded Sailor in Pudsey, Yorkshire

The Bearded Sailor in Pudsey, Yorkshire

The Bearded Sailor prides itself on sourcing sustainable produce, solely promoting fish from Icelandic Accountable Fisheries. It additionally makes use of sausages from an area provider in Ilkley.

An everyday fish and chips (haddock) will set you again £9, whereas a daily chips prices £3.15. There’s additionally a battered jumbo sausage for £2.75, and a spread of specialty sandwiches served in a brioche bun.

Sandwich picks embrace battered halloumi, battered haddock strips and a Filet O’Sailor (haddock filet, cheese and selfmade tartare sauce), all costing underneath £6.

Clients reward the ‘piping scorching’ and ‘very best quality’ meals, with one commenting that the fish was ‘chunky and evenly battered that it simply soften in your mouth’.

The Fish Financial institution, Elmet, West Yorkshire

Positioned in a former financial institution within the coronary heart of Sherburn-in-Elmet’s Low Avenue, The Fish Financial institution is a family-owned chippy which serves licensed sustainable fish, locally-sourced potatoes and breadcakes, selfmade fish truffles and different scrumptious treats. 

A lunchtime field meal together with fish and chips, served with a small sausage and facet of peas, curry or gravy prices £6. Its fish and chips (haddock) is £8.50, 12 items of Scampi are £5.30 and a battered sausage is £2.20.

It clients stated it was ‘the fish is superbly cooked and really contemporary and the parts are excellent’

Low’s Conventional Fish & Chips, Westhill, Aberdeenshire

Lows Conventional Fish & Chips was based 30 years in the past by Clifford Low, who has spent his whole life within the fish business and 17 years in the past was taken over by his son, David Low.

The family-run enterprise has acquired quite a few gongs together with the Greatest Fish and Chip Store in Scotland in 2019. 

Its menu contains a regular haddock supper for £10.79, selfmade rooster fillets at £6.59 and a spread of pies together with steak and macaroni with Spanish chorizo. An ordinary chips prices £3.

The Oyster Promote, Bathtub, Somerset 

The Oyster Shell, based in 2019, is an award-winning fish and chip store takeaway within the coronary heart of Bathtub.

Pushed by a life-long love for seafood, The Oyster Shell is a household enterprise run by Dan Rosser together with dad and mom Lisa and Garry, who’ve 30 years’ business expertise.

A big cod loin and chips is £13.95, giant fishcake and chips £9.50 and vegan-option chickpea fitters and chips price £9.50.

Auckley Friery, Auckley, Doncaster

Auckley Friery has been run by second-generation fish fryer David Nicolaou since 2003. His father Theo ran a fish and chip store in Sheffield in 1979, named the Friery and so grew up across the business.

After a short profession in software program engineering, Mr Nicolaou took over the store in Auckley to get it again up and operating after its earlier proprietor ‘let issues slip’. He has been operating it ever since, and prides itself on sustainable produce.

A big cod prices £9.60, a big battered sausage is £2.20, whereas 12 items of wholetail scampi price £5.40. A big chips will set you again £3.55. 

The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire 

The Fish Works is a family-run enterprise run by husband and spouse crew Ross and Tiffany Irvin, each have labored within the meals business for over 40 years

Being Largs locals and dealing on the promenade day by day, they wished to create a takeaway the place individuals can come to take pleasure in contemporary high quality Scottish seafood with views of Firth of Clyde.

A haddock in batter full works (together with twice-cooked chips) is £10.90, haggis fritters meal is £8.10 and crab loaded chips £7.90. Different choices embrace black pudding, panko lemon sole and sausage.

Fish and Chip Restaurant of the 12 months

The highest 5 companies shortlisted are:

The Cods Scallops, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire

The Cod’s Scallops presents over 20 species of fish day by day and prides itself on serving high quality, sustainable produce.

All the things is cooked contemporary to order and fish will be served battered or baked in garlic, lemon and herbs for a gluten free, wholesome various. 

Fish to select from embrace cod, haddock, hake, salmon, plaice, lobster, sea bass and monkfish. Additionally they do seafood platters with prawns, cockles, whelks amongst others with a cocktail sauce, in addition to quite a lot of mild bites and sides.

Eric’s Fish and Chips, Thornham, Norfolk

Eric’s Fish and Chips is located throughout the grounds of Drove Orchards on the north Norfolk Coast.

It prides itself on offering a relaxed family-friendly eating setting with loads of outdoors eating house too. Clients are given the selection of taking their fish and chips and picnic within the apple orchard.

Drove Orchards is a working apple orchard with a famend farm store promoting native produce and a choice of award-winning impartial outlets, eating places and a play space all inside it’s grounds.

Its menu contains 10 items of scampi for £9, battered king prawns for £4.50 and a big cod loin fried in native beer batter for £12.50. A small portion of chips will set you again £2.75.  

Fish Metropolis, Belfast, Antrim

Fish Metropolis is located within the coronary heart of Belfast Metropolis Centre and prides itself on serving native, sustainable fish and seafood in a snug, atmospheric setting.

It’s a family-run enterprise which began in 2013, and has since gained quite a lot of awards together with the ‘Seafish’ regional award for Fish and Chip Store of the 12 months in 2014.  

Served with ‘heat Northern Irish hospitality’, clients can anticipate sustainable seafood with all of its cod, haddock, and hake Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified.

Its daytime menu features a seafood chowder for £11.25. It additionally serves dim sum (£10.95) and spicy rooster wings (£9.95), in addition to six contemporary oysters for £22.25.

Henry’s of Hunstanton, Hunstanton, Norfolk

Positioned within the coronary heart of Hunstanton, Henry’s overlooks the inexperienced and the Wash, describing itself as ‘the proper vacation spot to take pleasure in fish and chips’.

The restaurant is dedicated to offering prime quality fish and chips in our fashionable, household pleasant restaurant, terrace and takeaway. 

The restaurant is called after Victorian nobleman Henry Le Unusual who dreamed of making a seaside resort to rival that of Brighton and Southend on the shores of the Wash in West Norfolk.  

All of its cod, haddock and plaice are caught from authorities monitored areas within the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea the place over-fishing is rigorously monitored.

Its menu contains 10 items of wholetail Whitby scampi and chips for £10.95, a rooster breast burger with chips and salad for £10 and a halloumi burger with salad and chips for £9.95.

Different delights embrace battered king prawns, rooster goujons and steak and ale pie

Malt & Anchor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Calling itself a conventional chippy ‘with a twist’, Malt & Anchor is an award-winning restaurant and takeaway located within the coronary heart of the Cotswolds.

It serves contemporary produce in a ‘distinctive and enjoyable eating setting’.

Their menu contains specialty fish and chips (from £8.50), panko coated calamari (£9.50), domestically sourced pies, together with wild boar and chorizo and venison (each £8.50), butcher sausages (£4.50) and their very own contemporary fish specials.

Greatest Newcomer

The Greatest Newcomer class celebrates companies that began no sooner than January 2021.

The highest three shortlisted are: 

Haughton Fish & Chips, Haughton, Staffordshire

Harjinder Singh opened Haughton Fish & Chips within the Staffordshire village of Haughton in 2021.

Mr Singh stated the key to its success lies within the batter. The village chippy prides itself on ‘maintaining it easy and doing it proper’, with choices of cod, haddock and scampi.

Its menu presents fish and chips, kebabs and they’re providing pizzas too. 

Lighthouse Fisheries of Flamborough, Flamborough, East Yorkshire

Hendo’s Fish & Chips, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk

Area to Frier

The Area to Frier class recognises companies for his or her excellence in potato information, care and chip preparation.

The highest three shortlisted are:  

  • Pier Level Fish & Chips, Torquay, Devon
  • Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips, Leintwardine, Herefordshire
  • The Actual Meals Cafe, Tyndrum, Stirling

Cell Operator

The Greatest Cell Operator class celebrates companies which function cell fish and chips vans or trailers and serve rural places in addition to catering for weddings and company occasions.

The highest shortlisted are: 

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

Workers coaching and improvement

This class recognises excellence in creating employees groups’ abilities and {qualifications}.

The highest three shortlisted are: 

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

A number of operator

The Greatest A number of Operator class celebrates companies which function a number of fish and chips websites throughout the UK.

The highest three shortlisted are: 

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

High quality Accreditation Champion

The High quality Accreditation class celebrates companies all through the UK that give their clients the very best quality fish and chips.

The highest three shortlisted are: 

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

Atmosphere and Sustainability Champion

The highest three shortlisted are:

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

Provider of the yr

The highest 5 shortlisted are:

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

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