BRITAIN’S ten best fish and chip ‘restaurants’ have been revealed – but did your local make the cut?
The finalists for the Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award are now waiting to see who will take the top prize at Seafish’s 2020 National Fish & Chip Awards.
The awards celebrate “true excellence” in the fish and chip industry, judging hundreds of chippies on a nationwide scale.
Each restaurant is also being assessed on sustainable sourcing, menu innovation, marketing, staff training and customer service.
The top ten finalists will now go into a final round of judging in London in January for the overall winner to be announced.
The restaurant award is open to all UK chippies with a sit-in restaurant at the main location.
fish! Borough Market, Borough Market, London
Fish! sits at the heart of London’s swanky Borough Market – and diners can watch their fish being cooked in real time.
Chefs source produce from nearby stalls, while fish is delivered daily from their very own fishmonger.
The menu offers a wide selection of beer-battered fish, and punters can chose from cod, haddock, plaice, and hake.
A sit-in cod and chips will set diners back a mammoth £18.95.
Fish City, Belfast
Fish city has already won a slew of awards – including Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year in 2015.
It was set up as a family business in 2013 and only offers sustainable seafood.
A large fish and chips on the evening menu costs £16.95.
Diners can also delve into oysters or fish tacos.
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Knights Fish & Chip Restaurant – Glastonbury, Somerset
Knights has been going for over 100 years – it served its first meal in 1909.
The business has stayed in the family ever since, and offers a vast range of classic dishes.
Mushy peas can be ordered with curry sauce for those who want a bit of a kick, with a range of local beers available on the side.
A large cod and chips is made to order and costs £9.45.
Malt and Anchor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Malt and Anchor has only been going since 2017 – but has already established a solid reputation in the heart of the Cotswolds.
It offers what it claims is a ‘traditional chippy menu with a twist’ as well as a takeaway service.
The lunch menu runs from 12 until 2:20pm, and also hosts Christmas parties.
A cod and chips will cost around £13.90.
Quayside Restaurant & Fish Bar, Gourdon, Aberdeenshire
Diners at Quayside can eat freshly-caught local fish with amazing views of the Gourdon Harbour and North Sea.
Haddock costs £19.95 for a regular portion, and all mains are served with chips and a choice of salad, beans, or peas.
Staff also keep a specials board filled with fresh produce from the local area.
Saltwater Fish Restaurant, Torquay, Devon
Saltwater Fish Restaurant sits a stone’s throw from Torquay’s picturesque harbourside.
It offers everything form fish to burgers, as well as a ‘catch of the day’ special.
Cod and chips costs £11 – and includes UNLIMITED chips.
Something Else Fishy, Milborne Port, Sherborne, Dorset
Martyn and Nicki Else were fishmongers for ten years before deciding to open a restaurant instead.
Aside from classic fish and chip shop fare, they offer lobster, mussells, and ‘drunken prawns’ – king prawns cooked in Jack Daniels.
A large cod and chips will cost £12.95.
The Cods Scallops, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Cods Scallops also made the Top 20 list for Fish and Chip shops.
It offers a wide selection of fish and shellfish, all of which are caught from their very own boats.
They also serve sustainable-served crab, cockles, and lobster.
A cod and chips only costs £9.50.
The Fisherman’s Wife, Whitby, North Yorkshire
The Fisherman’s Wife offers stunning views of Whitby Bay and the surrounding area.
The team has more than 50 years experience and boasts “the best from the sea and the finest produce from the fields of Yorkshire.”
All fish is selected from a local fish market, while crab and lobsters are caught from the local bay.
Cod and chips will set you back £13.99.
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Trenchers Restaurant, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
Trenchers was established in 1980, and offers Christmas dinners – as well as steak.
Cod here will cost £22 and is served with Pomme Anna, Baby Gem, Fish Cream.
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