The National Fish and Chip Awards has today named the top 20 finalists for its Takeaway of the Year category.

Announced after hundreds of applications, fish and chip shops from across the country have been shortlisted from the Top 40, to the final Top 20.

The Takeaway of the Year category is sponsored by Pukka Pies, McWhinneys, Smales, VA Whitley, Friars Pride, Henry Colbecks and B D Signs.

The top 20 businesses shortlisted are:

  • Fish Kitchen 1854
  • Newington Fish Bar
  • Belmont Bay Fish Bar
  • Sea and Earth
  • Whiteheads Fish and Chips Ltd
  • Chips @ No.8
  • Olley’s Fish Experience
  • Ship Deck
  • Fisherman’s Bay
  • The Bearded Sailor
  • The Fish Bank
  • Low’s Traditional Fish & Chip Shop
  • French’s Fish Shop
  • The Oyster Shell
  • Pier Point Fish & Chips
  • Henley’s of Wivenhoe
  • Lewis’s Fish and Grill
  • Mike’s Traditional Fish & Chips
  • Auckley Friery
  • The Fish Works

Commenting on the news, Andrew Crook, President at the NFFF, comments “We received such a high standard of applications this year, for this category in particular, making it a very difficult yet rewarding judging process! The top 20 really demonstrate a strong commitment to the fish and chip industry and to the British public, so we’re thrilled to see so many shortlisted from across the country. Congratulations to everyone involved, this is a massive achievement in itself!”

The National Fish & Chip Awards are hosted by The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF), on the 28th of February 2023 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

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