National Fish and Chip Awards 2020: Winners revealed
The National Fish and Chip Awards have identified the best shops in the UK. Does yours get a mention?
The conflict of the cods, fight of the fryers, and battle of batters is over. Yes, the National Fish and Chip Awards have made their choices, and we can now bring you the winners.
The award ceremony took plaice (sorry) in the glamorous Royal Lancaster Hotel – a departure from the greasy shops most of the winners find themselves in daily.
The shops were adjudicated throughout the year by mystery judges, who took note of customer service, sustainability efforts, staff training and, of course, the quality of the fish and chips themselves.
The Overall Winners
First Place: The Cod's Scallops, Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Second Place: Shap Chippy, Shap, Penrith, Cumbria
I hope the guys and gals from Shap Chippy won't have a chip on their shoulder about being pipped to the post. Their owner has a background in fishmongery, so the fish sourced and processed here is of only the highest quality. Have a look at their website here!
Third Place: Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove, Chester, Cheshire
This shop won the overall in 2019, but I'm sure they'll still be delighted to be collecting 3rd place this year. Open since only 2016, this shop, ran by Richard and Josette, has shot to the upper echelon due to their uncompromised focus on quality ingredients. Have a look at their website here.
Other Award Category Winners
Aside from the overall award there is a huge number of specific categories in which awards are given. Here are the winners of each of the categories!
Best Fish and Chip Restaurant Award: Trenchers Restaurant, Spanish City, Whitley Bay
Best Newcomer Award: Lewis’s Fish & Grill, Maidstone, Kent
NFFF Quality Award Champion: The Real Food Café, Tyndrum, Stirlingshire
Best Seafood Week Campaign Award: Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips, Hirwaun, Aberdare
Best Foodservice Operator Award: Mary Lambert Artisan Bakery, Hartlepool, County Durham
Menu Development and Innovation Award: Fish City Belfast, Belfast
Marketing Innovation Award: Shap Chippy, Shap, Penrith
From Field to Frier Award: Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove, Upton, Chester
Good Catch Award: Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove, Upton, Chester
Staff Training and Development Award: The Wetherby Whaler, Yorkshire
Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year: Charlie Collins, Frydales, Leicester, Leicestershire
Best Mobile Operator Award: The English Indian, Lichfield, Staffordshire
Best Multiple Operator Award: Sutton & Sons, London
Seasonal UK Seafood Award: Something Else Fishy, Milborne Port, Sherborne
Outstanding Achievement Award: Richard Ord, Colmans of South Shields, Tyne and Wear
If you'd like to see the shortlist for each category, or browse archived results then do have a look here.