After going head-to-head in a third round of judging, the final top 10 takeaways in the Fish & Chip Shop of the Year award have been announced.
Angel Lane Chippie, Penrith, Cumbria
Captain’s Fish and Chips, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Dolphin Takeaway, Dungannon, County Tyrone
Harbour Lights, Falmouth, Cornwall
Krispies Fish & Chips, Exmouth, Devon
Low’s Traditional Fish & Chips, Westhill, Aberdeenshire
Mister C's, Selby, North Yorkshire
Olley's Fish Experience, Herne Hill, London
Papa's Fish and Chips, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
The Crispy Cod, Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Each takeaway knocked out their rival following a draw which pitted two shops against each other. Both shops received a full back and front of house inspection by the same judge, which not only involved a taste test of the product but also assessed sustainable sourcing, menu innovation, marketing, staff training, marketing and customer service.
The finalists will now have 20 minutes to present to a panel of judges in London next January before the overall winner is crowned.
Marcus Coleman, chief executive officer at Seafish, said: “It’s not possible to reach this stage of the competition without displaying true quality in every aspect of running a fish and chip business, so these 10 shops should be extremely proud of what they’ve achieved so far. It’s that commitment to quality in all areas that make The National Fish & Chip Awards such a great experience for all involved.
“We’ve been lucky to see an incredibly high standard of entrant since we started this competition 31 years ago, and we can say with certainty that this year’s top 10 display just as much talent and passion for the industry as any winner we’ve seen to date. Best of luck to everyone in the final.”
The winner of the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards’ 31st anniversary ceremony in London on 24th January 2019.