28th February 2023 – The winners of this year’s National Fish & Chip Awards have been announced at an exclusive awards ceremony in London today, celebrating the very best in fish and chips. 

Organised by The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) and hosted by comedian and presenter, Jason Manford, the event saw 600 guests attend from across the sector, including fish & chip business owners, industry partners and headline sponsors such as Seafood from Norway, proudly represented by the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) and Just Eat. 

The list of the 11 category winners and runners-up are as follows: 

Fish & Chip Takeaway of the year

  • 1st: Whitehead’s Fish & Chips,  Hornsea
  • 2nd: Fish Kitchen 1854, Maesycwmmer
  • 3rd: The Fish Works, Largs

Fish & Chip Restaurant of the Year

  • 1st: Fish City, Belfast
  • 2nd: Malt and Anchor,  Cirencester
  • 3rd: Henry’s of Hunstanton, Hunstanton

Best Newcomer Award

  • Lighthouse Fisheries of Flamborough, Flamborough

From Field to Frier Award

  • The Real Food Café, Tyndrum

Best Mobile Operator Award

  • Pimp My Fish, Burwell

Staff Training and Development Award

  • The Chesterford Group, Bishop’s Stortford

Best Multiple Operator of the Year Award

  • Harlees Fish & Chips, 

NFFF Quality Accreditation Champion

  • The Fish Works, Largs

Environment and Sustainability Award

  • Fish City, Belfast

Supplier of The Year Award

  • Henry Colbeck Ltd

Outstanding Achievement Award 

  • Hugh Lipscombe – The Chesterford Group 

The winners of each category will win a once in a lifetime study trip to Norway hosted by headline sponsor, Seafood from Norway, proudly represented by the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC). Here they will participate in an action-packed itinerary, including a voyage onboard one of Norway’s frozen-at-sea vessels, to experience first-hand the Norwegian fleet’s world-class sustainable fishing and processing facilities. 

Commenting on the event, President of the NFFF, Andrew Crook, said: “Celebrating our vibrant and spirited industry today has been an absolute pleasure. We were blown away by the standard of entries this year, all of which have shown an incredible dedication to serving the nation’s favourite dish, in what has been a tumultuous year for the sector. I would like to congratulate all of the winners, and runner’s up, whilst wishing nothing more but the very best success for the future.”