THE UK’S TOP 12 INDEPENDENT FISH AND CHIP RESTAURANTS ANNOUNCED
Article Date: 2014-10-14
The UK’s top 12 fish and chip restaurants are ‘frying’ to become the winner of Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year as part of the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.
The shortlisted businesses ‘battering’ it out are:
Cromars, St Andrews, Fife
Fylde Fish Bar, Marshside, Southport, Merseyside Lakeside Fish & Chips, Poole, Dorset
Papa’s Barn, Ditton, Kent
Poppies Fish & Chips, Spitalfields, London Simpsons Fish & Chips, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Something Else Fishy, Milborne Port, Somerset The Chippy Doon The Lane, Glasgow The Real Food Cafe, Tyndrum, Perthshire The Trawler, Golspie, Sutherland Welcome Stanger, Lanivet, Bodmin, Cornwall.
To secure a place as a top 12 semi-finalist, the restaurants had to shine across a wide variety of aspects associated with the running of a fish and chip restaurant. The respective restaurants were appraised on criteria ranging from the quality of their cooked products through to restaurant facilities, marketing activity and customer service.
Award sponsor David Lovell, Business Director of Goldensheaf, said: "We have a heritage of over 60 years as the UK’s leading batter mix so we can identify with the importance of being recognised as a quality performer within the industry.
"This award category rewards those businesses that strive to both provide the best fish and chip dining experience for their customers and to improve the standards in their business as a whole.
"We congratulate the 12 restaurants in reaching this tough stage of the competition and wish them good luck in the next round of judging.”
An eventual Top 3 list of restaurants will be selected as finalists, who will progress to the prestigious awards ceremony at The Lancaster London Hotel on 20 January 2015 where the overall national winner will be crowned.
Paul Williams, Chief Executive of Seafish, said: "We are greatly impressed with the high level of standard and professionalism of entrants in this year’s awards. The shortlisted restaurants are deserving top 12 semi-finalists. The future of the industry will thrive owing to the level of dedication and hard work so many talented individuals and businesses are putting in.”
The National Fish & Chip Awards recognise the quality, value and choice offered by fish and chip businesses across the UK. With a variety of award categories, the awards recognise talented individuals and businesses from all aspects of the fish frying industry.