There’s nothing worse than disappointing fish and chips, so here’s a list of the top 50 plaice’s to eat on National Fish and Chip Day
It comes around each year and many of us might even know we’re celebrating it – but today is officially National Fish & Chip Day.
For many Brits, there doesn’t need to be a special day in the calendar to celebrate.
Thousands of us will tuck into a hearty serving of fish and chips tonight – obviously with mushy peas on the side.
Luckily they’re a national favourite, with thousands of outlets across the country ready to cater for that craving.
But is the place you’re visiting any good?
We’ve all encountered disappointing fish and chips, and don’t fancy doing so again.
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So in honor of the national day, we’ve pulled together the best chippies in the country – that were previously named in the Fry Awards for 2022.
The vital research saw thousands of mystery diners sample fish and chips from across the UK in order to find the best 50 takeaways and restaurants.
Judges visited unannounced and spent months sampling the fare, checking out how clean the premises were and quizzing staff to ensure they knew their stuff,
A total of 100 marks were up for grabs and the winning takeaways had to score 96% and above to win an award, while restaurants had to achieve 95% or over.
There is no overall winner as the top venues have been combined into a single list.
Reece Head, the competition organiser, said: “We’re so pleased to announce this year’s winners.
“The awards recognize and celebrate the hard work, passion and dedication that these operators put into running their businesses.
“It has been a tough couple of years for the industry, in particular for restaurants that have had to deal with closures, but operators continued to adapt, motivate their workforce and invest in new equipment and systems that have seen them come out the other side stronger and in a better position.
“Our 50 best takeaway and 10 best restaurant winners really do represent the best in the business and they continue to showcase fish and chips as a high quality, value for money meal.”
The winners, in alphabetical order, for the best 10 fish and chip restaurants in the UK are:
- Catch Fish and Chips West End, Glasgow
- Chipmongers, Portstewart, County Londonderry
- Eric’s Fish & Chips, King’s Lynn, Norfolk
- Fish City, Belfast
- Fisherman’s Bay, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear
- Fish ‘n’ Fritz, Weymouth, Dorset
- Harlees, Westbury, Wiltshire
- Port & Starboard, Indian Queens, Cornwall
- The Cod’s Scallops, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
- What The Fish, London
Where are the best chippies in the UK?
The winners, listed in alphabetical order, for the best 50 fish and chip takeaways in the UK are:
- Alrewas Fryer, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
- Auckley Friery, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
- Burnham Fish and Chips, Slough, Surrey
- Callaway’s Fish & Chips, Dorchester, Dorset
- East Coast, Musselburgh, East Lothian
- Catch Fish & Chips, Ashford, Kent
- Chips @ No.8, Prestwich, Greater Manchester
- Churchill’s Fish & Chips, Langney, Eastbourne
- Cods and Rockers, Tadley, Hampshire
- Croft Street Fisheries, Leeds, Yorkshire
- Davenport’s Fish & Chips, Louth, Lincolnshire
- David’s Fish & Chips, Brixham, Devon
- DJ’s Fish and Chips, Paignton, Devon
- Dunkeld Fish Bar, Dunkeld, Perthshire
- Eric’s Fish & Chips, King’s Lynn, Norfolk
- Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips, Leintwardine, HerefordshireFish ‘n’ Fritz, Weymouth, Dorset
- Fish Kitchen 1854, Maesycwmmer, Monmouthshire
- Fochabers Fish Bar, Fochabers, Moray
- Fridays of Kendal, Kendal, Cumbria
- Garioch Fish Bar, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
- Greg & Lou’s, Redruth, Cornwall
- The Little Chippy, Tyldesley, Manchester
- Heavenly On The Go, Crosby, Cumbria
- Hikary’s Fish Bar, Neath, West Glamorgan
- Hiks, Brynhyfryd, Swansea
- Hill Top Village Fisheries, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
- Howe & Co Van 19, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
- Howe & Co Van 22, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
- Howe & Co Van 66, Granborough, Buckinghamshire
- Land & Sea, Sowerby, North Yorkshire
- Low’s Traditional Fish & Chips – Berryden, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
- Marina Fish and Chips, Chapel St Leonards, Lincolnshire
- Market Hill Fisheries, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
- Moore’s Fish & Chips, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
- My Plaice Fish & Chips, Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk
- Port Chippy, Amlwch, Anglesey
- Priory Plaice Fish and Chips, Ulverston, Cumbria
- Shap Chippy Mobile, Appleby, Cumbria
- St John’s Fish Bar, Warwick, Warwickshire
- The Cafe Royal, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway
- The Chippie Van, Penrith, Cumbria
- The Chippy, Dartford, Kent
- The Codfather, Northwich, Cheshire
- The Esk Cafe, Longtown, Cumbria
- The Fish at Goose Green, Wigan, Greater Manchester
- The Fish Bank, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Leeds, West Yorkshire
- The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire
- The Golden Fry, Benllech, Anglesey
- The Lincolnshire Fryer, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire
- The Oyster Shell, Bath, Somerset
- The Plaice To Be, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
- The Village Fish & Chips, Orpington, Kent
- Tony’s Fish and Chips, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire
- Towngate Fisheries, Idle, West Yorkshire
- Yan’s Fish Bar, Cardiff
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.