Looking for the best chips? Head to Lincoln - again!
Article Date: 2014-02-17
For the second year in a row, Lincoln’s Burton Road Fish and Chip Shop has officially claimed the title of ‘Best Chippy Chips’ in the UK, at the Choice Chip Awards 2014!
As voted for by loyal customers, the competition, which is held in recognition of Chip Week 2014 (17-23 February), saw over 900 chip shops competing for the hotly contested title and the chance to be crowned the nation’s ‘Champion Chippy’.
A record breaking 62,983 votes were cast by loyal customers both online at www.chips.lovepotatoes.co.uk and through voting cards placed in participating shops.
Run by Potato Council, the Choice Chip Awards reward the tastiest chips being served in ten regions of the UK. And, after scooping the East Midlands ‘Best Chippy Chips’ title, Burton Road Fish and Chip Shop went on to claim the highly coveted ‘National Champion’ title after topping the public voting system and serving perfect portions of freshly cooked chips.
Des Anastasou and Lesley Graves who run Burton Road Chippy were delighted after claiming the ‘Best Chippy Chips’ title for the second year running. Des, who has been in the fish and chip business for over 35 years, said: “We take great pride in sourcing only the best locally grown Maris Piper potatoes for our chips. We peel, wash and prepare the potatoes in the shop every morning so that they are fresh and ready to prepare for each customer’s order, the same way we always have since we have opened the shop in 2002.
“We feel honoured to be recognised as the best chippy for the second year running and we must thank our fantastic team for all their hard work and most importantly our loyal customers who voted for us to win.”
Stu Baker, Chip Week campaign manager for Potato Council, said: “We’ve had a fantastic response from chip shops keen to get involved in this year’s Chip Week and make the most of the opportunity to drive sales. From running promotions to raising money for charity, chip shops across the country are pulling out all the stops to champion the mighty chip!
“This year’s Choice Chip Awards has been a resounding success; over 62,000 votes were placed which is the highest number ever. That just goes to show that customers are keen to support their local chip shop and give them the recognition they deserve for serving a perfect portion of freshly cooked chips.
“With Chip Week 2014 officially underway, now’s the time to shout about your tasty chip offerings and any promotions and events you have planned.”
THE CHOICE CHIP AWARDS HALL OF FAME 2014
• National Champion and East of England: The Burton Road Fish & Chip Takeaway & Restaurant, Lincoln
• Scotland: Wee Kelpie, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire
• North East: Fish Face, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool
• North West: Pennington’s Plaice, Leigh
• Yorkshire: Towngate Fisheries, Bradford
• Midlands: Chamberlain’s, Birmingham
• Wales: Shillingfords Traditional Fish and Chips, Neath
• South West: Alf’s Fish & Chip Shop, Weymouth
• South East: The Golden Fish, Dagenham
• London: Brockley’s Rock, Brockley Road, London