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Fry Magazine Awards results in!

Article Date: 2019-03-11

After months of searching for the UK’s best fish and chip takeaways, restaurants and mobile units, Fry Magazine can finally reveal the shops that successfully made the grade

Over 400 outlets entered this year’s awards, which include a brand new category dedicated to mobile fish and chip operators.
The competition centres around a mystery visit in which every outlet is judged on key aspects that make fish and chips great - such as quality of food, atmosphere and customer service.

The results make for interesting reading, containing a mix of big name shops and smaller, lesser-known businesses as well as first time entrants to regular winners. What’s more, the successful operators are spread across the UK with shops from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales all represented.

This year the pass mark for the takeaway category was the highest it’s been in the competition’s seven year history with the cut-off point being 97%, leaving little room for error.

Reece Head, competition organiser, comments: “This year’s results were the tightest they’ve ever been showing that standards in the fish and chip industry are increasing all the time. These operators have proved that they are at the top of their game, subjecting their premises, staff and food to a thorough inspection and coming out with near-on perfect results. We would like to congratulate each and everyone and wish them a successful year as they enjoy their status as one of the best fish and chip operators in the UK.”

Every outlet that enters, regardless of whether they make the list, receives a copy of their mystery dining scorecard, providing a valuable tool to move forward and make improvements in their business. The winning businesses also receive a competition plaque to display in their restaurant, takeaway or van.

The 2019 winners are:

50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways

  • Bizzie Lizzie's, Swadford Street, Skipton, Yorkshire
  • Captains Fish and Chips, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
  • Catch Fish & Chips, Ashford, Kent
  • Chips 'n' Things, Montrose, Angus
  • Cox’s at the Lighthouse, St Neots, Cambridgeshire
  • Croft Street Fisheries, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • David’s, Brixham, Devon
  • Dunkeld Fish Bar, Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross
  • Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips, Leintwardine, Herefordshire
  • Fish Box, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, Yorkshire
  • Fochabers Fish Bar, Fochabers, Moray
  • Frydales, Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Frydays, Boston, Lincolnshire
  • Henley’s of Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex
  • Hikary’s Fish Bar, Neath, Neath Port Talbot
  • Hill Top Village Fisheries, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • Hilly Croft, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Hook & Line, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • hooked@31, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire
  • Kellaway's Fish and Chips, Turo, Cornwall
  • Land & Sea, Thirsk, North Yorkshire
  • Mario’s Fish Bar, Kingswood, Bristol
  • Middleton in Teesdale Fish and Chip Shop, Barnard Castle, County Durham
  • Minnie Bertha’s, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
  • My Plaice Fish & Chips, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
  • Palombo’s Fish and Chips, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire
  • Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips, Hirwaun, Rhondda
  • Pete’s Pan, Billesley, Birmingham
  • Platten’s Fish and Chips, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk
  • Robinsons Fish and Chips, Poole, Dorset
  • Sea Salt & Sole, Dyce, Aberdeen,
  • Shap Chippy, Penrith, Cumbria
  • Silver Hake Fish Bar, Accocks Green, Birmingham
  • Simpsons in Stroud, Stroud, Gloucestershire
  • Smith’s Chippy, South Shields, Tyne & Wear
  • The Blue Fin, York, North Yorkshire
  • The Cafe Royal, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway
  • The Carron Fish Bar, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
  • The Chip Club, Kingston Upon Thames, South West London
  • The Codfather, Northwich, Cheshire
  • The Codfather, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • The Cod’s Scallops, Wollaton, Nottingham
  • The Esk Cafe, Longtown, Carlisle
  • The Fish Bar, Crewe, Cheshire
  • The Fish House, Fleetwood, Lancashire
  • The Friary, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
  • The Golden Anchor, Mitcham, Surrey
  • The Jolly Friar, Dronfield, North East Derbyshire
  • The Plaice To Be, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
  • Towngate Fisheries, Idle, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Walnut Tree Traditional Fish and Chips, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Wellies Fish and Chips, Grantham, Lincolnshire

10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants

  • Bizzie Lizzie's, High Street Car Park, Skipton, Yorkshire
  • Catch Fish and Chips, Giffnock, Glasgow
  • Eric's Fish and Chips, Thornham, Norfolk
  • Fish ‘n’ Fritz, Weymouth, Dorset
  • Fish Dish, West Felixstowe, Suffolk
  • Fylde Fish and Chips, Burscough, Lancashire
  • Sit in @ 14 Atholl Street, Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross
  • Something's Cooking, Letterston, Pembrokeshire
  • The Magpie Café, Whitby, North Yorkshire
  • The Pelican, Barnstaple, North Devon
  • The Quayside Restaurant & Fish Bar, Gourdon, Aberdeenshire
  • The Scallop Shell, Bath, Somerset
  • Wetherby Whaler Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

10 Best Mobile Fish & Chip Units

  • Butlers Fish and Chips, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire & Worcestershire
  • Chipsy, London
  • Cods and Rockers, Surrey
  • Go Fish & Chips, West Berkshire
  • Howe and Co 22, Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire
  • North West Event Catering - Mobile Fish & Chip Van, Tebay, Kendal & Endmoor, Cumbria
  • Riverside Fish & Chips, Harwich & Colchester, Essex
  • The Cotswold Chippy, Cotswolds
  • Tony's On The Go, North Lanarkshire
  • Tropics Two, Norfolk

Fry Magazine Awards are sponsored by Goldensheaf, Frymax, Middletons, Superior Beef Dripping, KFE, VA Whitley, Friars Pride, Henry Colbeck, King Frost, Pro Fry, Brakes, BD Signs, NFFF and Kismet Kebabs

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