National Fish & Chips Award nominees announced

By Melodie Michel contact

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The UK's top 60 fish and chip shops have been announced
The UK's top 60 fish and chip shops have been announced

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Seafish has revealed the names of the UK’s top 60 fish and chip shops, which are now running for the title of Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year as part of the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards.

The nominees, spread across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, North East England, North West England, Midlands, Eastern England, London & South East England, Central & Southern England and South West England, were judged by industry experts and visited by a mystery diner.

They were assessed on product quality, sustainable sourcing, marketing and customer service, and have now gone through to the next stage of the competition, determining regional champions and the UK top 20.

Industry standards

With a ceremony to be held at The Lancaster London Hotel on 20 January 2015, the National Fish & Chip Awards recognise the quality and choice offered by fish and chip shops across Britain.

Paul Williams, chief executive of Seafish, said: “These awards have not only improved the industry standards by consistently rewarding and testing businesses, they have also raised positive awareness of the issues surrounding sustainable fishing practices and encouraged shops to implement sustainable sourcing.

“Last year we witnessed some of the highest calibre of entrants ever. The bar is constantly rising and we can’t wait to see the top fryers battle it out this year.”

The top 10 regional shops in competition for the national award will be announced in October. They will be invited on a study trip to Norway, organised by the Norwegian Seafood Council to understand why the country is seen as one of the world’s most sustainable fishing nations.

Last year’s winner Stuart Fusco, owner of Quayside, said after winning “sales increased significantly”.

Top 60 shortlist


Cromars, Fife    

Frankie's Fish & Chips, Shetland               

The Trawler, Sutherland              

Palombos Fish & Chips, Dumbartonshire              

Moore's Fish & Chips, Dumfries & Galloway        

Dinos, Ayrshire



Hennighan's Top Shop, Powys  

Simply Fish & Chips, Denbighshire           

Penaluna's Famous Fish & Chips, Aberdare         

Top Gun Fish & Chip Shop, Cardiff           

The Crispy Cod, Rhondda Cynon Taf       


Northern Ireland

The Dolphin Takeaway, Dungannon       

FishCity                , Ballynahinch   

Darren Raffo, Belfast                     

The Chippy, Antrim        

Scoff’s , Belfast                

Co. Antrim         


North East England

Carlo's of Morpeth, Northumberland    

Fish & Chips at 149, Co. Durham               

Oceans, Tyne & Wear   

Whitby's Rotherham, Rotherham            

Mister C's, N Yorkshire 

Fish & Chips at 149, E Yorkshire 


North West England

Pisces, Lancashire           

The Fish House, Lancashire         

Thornton Fisheries, Lancashire 

Fylde Fish Bar, Southport            

Fosters Fish & Chips, Cheshire  

Papa's Fish & Chips, Cheshire    



Wollaston Fish Bar, West Midlands         

SeaFish Restaurant, Derbyshire

Merchants, West Midlands                        

Winyates Chippy, Worcestershire           

Pisces, Northants                            

Simpsons Fish & Chips, Gloucestershire                


Eastern England

The Cods Scallops, Nottingham                 

Burton Rd Chippy, Lincolnshire 

George's Fish Bar, Lincolnshire  

Grosvenor Fish Bar, Norfolk       

My Plaice Fish & Chips, Norfolk 

French's Fish Shop, Norfolk        


London & South East England

Henley's of Wivenhoe, Essex     

Toff's of Muswell Hill, London                   

Poppies Fish & Chips, London    

The Village Fish & Chips, Kent    

The Smokehouse, Kent

Papa's Barn, Kent            


Central & Southern England

Godfrey's, Hertfordshire             

Broughton Fish & Chips, Buckinghamshire           

Cox's of Letchworth, Hertfordshire

Ashley’s Fish & Chips, Hampshire            

Best Fry, Hampshire

J Henrys, Hampshire


South West England​ 

Harbourside Fish & Chips, Devon             

The Scallop Shell, Somerset        

Something Else Fishy, Somerset               

Kingfisher Fish & Chips, Devon  

Lakeside, Dorset             

Bishopston Fish Bar, Avon           

Simply Fish, Avon             

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