Fish & Chip Shop Awards 2016 winners announced

The top 10 fish and chip restaurants in the UK were announced yesterday (18 October) at the 2017 National Fish and Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.

The list includes: Trenchers Restaurant in Whitby, North Yorkshire; Mister C’s in Selby, North Yorkshire; Harbour Lights in Falmouth, Cornwall; Lloyds in Lampeter, Ceredigion; The Fisherman’s Wife in Whitby, North Yorkshire; The Elite Fish & Chip Company in Lincoln, Lincolnshire; The Pelican in Barnstaple, Devon; Catch Fish and Chips in Glasgow, East Renfrewshire; Seafresh Restaurant in Pimlico, London; Something Else Fishy in Sherborne, Somerset.

The restaurants have been given a place in the top 10 list following appraisals by industry experts in criteria such as including fish sourcing policies, restaurant facilities and appearance, staff training and development practices, menu diversification, and marketing and promotional activity.

The 10 finalists will now compete for the title of the best fish and chip restaurant in the UK, claiming the Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year award in January 2017.

Marcus Coleman, chief executive of Seafish, said: “This award recognises our country’s best fish and chip restaurants for their commitment and high level of professionalism across all aspects of running a successful restaurant.

“The quality of entries this year has been outstanding; I know the judges were extremely impressed with the businesses’ in-depth knowledge and thorough understanding of our industry – it was a tough job determining a final 10.

“I would like to thank our finalists for upholding our industry’s high standards, helping us to reinforce the UK’s reputation as the home of the world’s best fish and chips.”
Award sponsor Alan Pearce, field sales manager at Goldensheaf, said: “This award category rewards those that provide an outstanding fish and chip dining experience for their customers, while continually striving to improve their standards and diversify their offering. We congratulate the 10 restaurants in reaching this stage of the competition and wish them the best of luck in the next round of judging.”