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National Awards - three finalists announced

Article Date: 2013-10-15

The National Fish & Chip Awards 2014 have today, 15 October, announced the finalists for the Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant Award category. 

Organised by Seafish, the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards celebrate the crème de la crème of the UK fish frying industry. The Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award, sponsored by Goldensheaf, rewards those that excel in all aspects of running such a restaurant. 

The shortlisted businesses are:

Quayside in Whitby, North Yorkshire Poppies Fish & Chips in Spitalfields, London Page’s Fish & Chips, Cwmbran, Wales.

Following a series of mystery shopper judging visits, these three finalists will enter one final round of judging before making their way to the prestigious awards ceremony, hosted by Michelin starred television chef Jean Christophe Novelli, and to be held in London on 22 January 2014, where the winner of the Best Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award will be announced.

Sponsored by Goldensheaf, the award is a celebration of the UK’s best independent fish and chip restaurants, and to reach this stage each of the finalist has had to prove their commitment to excellence in all aspects of running such a business including the maintenance of premises, responsible sourcing of ingredients, preparation of products, staff training, customer service, and marketing and promotion initiatives. 

David Lovell, Business Director of award sponsors Goldensheaf, said: “The UK’s fish and chip restaurants are a national institution and all shortlisted businesses have thoroughly earned their place in the final. 

“This competition has been the fiercest yet with each finalist demonstrating the highest standards and best quality. These three fish and chip restaurants are truly committed to excellence in all areas and should be proud to have reached the final of such a prestigious contest.”

Paul Williams, CEO of Seafish, said: “Each of these three finalists has shown true passion and commitment to their craft and they are a credit to the industry in which they operate. There can only be one winner but whoever that is will be truly deserving of it. Best of luck to each them.”

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