The first round of shops competing for the much sought-after title of Fish & Chip Takeaway of the Year at The National Fish and Chip Awards 2024 has been announced.
A Top 40 has been whittled down from all those takeaways that entered, with a judging panel – made up of the industry’s ‘a-fish-onados’ – pitting them against industry best practice on environmental issues, product knowledge and their responsibilities as an employer, and more.
Andrew Crook, President at the National Federation of Fish Friers, organiser of the awards, comments: “The calibre of entries for the National Fish and Chip Awards 2024 have been nothing short of fantastic and we are proud of all the eateries that clearly put in huge amounts of effort to be considered for the accolade.
“Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year is a notoriously difficult category to stand out in, but the panel of experts had many tough decisions to make. However, we’ve selected an exceptional shortlist that showcases the unwavering passion, dedication and excitement that the fish and chip industry brings to British culture.”
The National Fish and Chip Awards, now in its 36th year, acknowledges and champions businesses and individuals throughout the UK who make outstanding contributions to foodservice to ensure the nation enjoys its fish and chips, receives great customer service and that professionals in the industry have access to opportunities to further their growth.
All 40 takeaways will undergo further judging rounds with the winner announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards ceremony on 28th February at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in London.
The Top 40 finalists for Fish & Chip Takeaway of the Year are:
Angel Lane Chippie – Penrith
Westgate Fish & Chips – Morecambe
Westend Fish and Chips – Oswaldtwistle
Yarm Road Fish and Chips – Darlington
Lighthouse Fisheries of Flamborough – Bridlington
The Fish Bank – Sherburn-in-Elmet
Auckley Friery – Doncaster
Mr C’s – Selby
Catch 22 – Tattershall
Angells Fisheries – Newark-on-Trent
Pips Chips – Cleethorpes
Marina Fish & Chips – Skegness
Linfords Traditional Fish and Chips – Market Deeping
Eastleigh Town Street Fryer – Marple Bridge
Chips @ No.8 – Prestwich
Hooked on the Heath – Knutsford
Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips – Leintwardine
Bishopston Fish and Chips
French’s Fish Shop – Wells-next-the-Sea
The Fish Inn Clacton – Clacton-on-Sea
Henley’s of Wivenhoe – Wivenhoe
Johnny Macs – Colchester
London, Kent, Surrey
Stones Fish & Chips – London
Newington Fish Bar – Ramsgate
Sandy’s Fish and Chip Shop – Folkestone
Lewis’s Fish and Grill – Maidstone
Seafare – Guildford
Harrisons Fish & Chip Co. Botley – Oxford
Mike’s Traditional Fish & Chips – Bishopstoke
James Backhouse – New Milton
Posh Fish and Chip Company – Cardiff
Fintans Fish & Chip Co – Cardiff
Hennighan’s Fish & Chip Shop – Machynlleth
Finneys Fish & Chips – Benllech
Ship Deck – Caerphilly
Zero Plus Fish & Chips – Cardiff
The Wee Chippy – Anstruther
Garioch Fish Bar – Inverurie
The Fish Works – Largs
Chipmongers – Portstewart
To keep up to date with The National Fish and Chip Awards, visit: www.thefishandchipawards.com.