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​Celebrating Excellence: 2024 National Fish and Chip Awards Finalists Complete List

​Celebrating Excellence: 2024 National Fish and Chip Awards Finalists Complete List

Posted by Emma on 18th Feb 2024

It's exciting to see the finalists for the 2024 NFFF National Fish and Chip Awards, a celebration of excellence in the fish and chip industry. A big shoutout to all our customers and friends who have made it to the finals - your dedication and hard work have indeed paid off, and we wish you all the best of luck in the upcoming awards ceremony.

Click to listen to Geoff Whitehead

-> Listen to current NFFF Takeaway of Year Geoff Whitehead on the Ceres Podcast.

Among the esteemed finalists, we're proud to share that Ceres Pure Food Innovation has been nominated for the Supplier of the Year award. We're honoured to stand alongside Dennis Crooks Fish Merchants and KFE, two remarkable companies known for their quality and service in the industry.

Here's a glance at the exceptional talent across various categories in this year's awards. Be sure to click on the links to find out more:

Takeaway of the Year Finalists

From the cosy corners of Yorkshire to the scenic views of Wales and the bustling streets of Lincolnshire to Scotland's charm, this category boasts of the finest establishments from across the UK.

Restaurant of the Year

A selection of restaurants from Norfolk to Devon that not only serve delicious fish and chips but also offer a memorable dining experience.

  • Eric's Fish and Chips, Hunstanton, Norfolk
  • Malt and Anchor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
  • Noah's, Bristol
  • Knights Fish Restaurant, Glastonbury, Somerset
  • Pier Point, Torquay, Devon

Field to Frier

Dedicated to sustainability and responsible sourcing, this award applauds businesses that excel in using quality ingredients from field to frier, ensuring every bite is ethically sourced and delicious.

  • Bells Fish and Chips, Durham, Co. Durham
  • Finney's Fish and Chips, Benllech, Wales
  • Ship Deck, Caerphilly, Wales

Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year

Celebrating the industry's rising stars, this award acknowledges the talent, skill, and passion of young fish friers under the age of 25 who are making a significant impact in the fish and chip sector.

Listen to the previous Drywite Fish Frier on the Ceres Podcast:

Newcomer of the Year

This category is for the industry's bright new stars, recognising new businesses that have made a remarkable entrance into the fish and chip world, demonstrating exceptional quality and potential.

  • Ings Fish Bar, Redcar, Yorkshire
  • Mackerel Sky, Stamford Bridge, Yorkshire
  • Redcloak Fish Bar, Stonehaven, Scotland

Employee of the Year

An accolade for the unsung heroes behind the counter, this award honours individual employees for their dedication, hard work, and positive impact on their workplace, highlighting the importance of every team member.

  • Jonathan Ciardini from Ricky's in Southbourne
  • Joanne Newman of Towngate Fisheries in Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Jamie Toland at Taylors in Stockport, Greater Manchester
  • Donna Whitfield from Bells Fish and Chips in Durham

Best Mobile Operator of the Year

Celebrating the best in mobile fish and chip services, this award recognises operators who bring delicious fish and chips to customers on the go, focusing on quality, service, and innovation.

  • Country Fried in Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Hungry Plaice in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • Jojo's Fish and Chips in Stafford, Staffordshire

Best Multiple Operator of the Year

This award is for businesses operating multiple outlets, acknowledging their success in maintaining high standards of quality and service across all locations, showcasing effective management and consistency.

Environment and Sustainability

A nod to eco-friendly practices, this category rewards businesses that lead the way in environmental stewardship, from sustainable sourcing to waste reduction, highlighting the industry's role in protecting our planet.

  • Hennighan's in Machynlleth,
  • Seaqueen Fisheries in Mansfield Woodhouse
  • Whiteheads Fish and Chips, Hornsea

Staff and Training Award

Recognising establishments that invest in their team, this award celebrates businesses that provide exceptional training and development opportunities, ensuring high standards of service and expertise in the industry.

  • Eric's Fish and Chips, Hunstanton, Norfolk
  • Haven, Cook's Fish and Chips, Nationwide
  • The Real Food Café, Tyndrum, Scotland

Marketing and Innovation

This award is for businesses that push the boundaries of traditional fish and chip serving through innovative marketing strategies or creative menu offerings, setting new trends and attracting a wider audience.

Quality Accreditation Champion

Honouring businesses that achieve and maintain the highest standards, this award recognises those with top marks in food safety, quality, and hygiene, as assessed by industry standards.

  • French's Fish Shop, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
  • Henley's of Wivenhoe, Wivenhoe, Essex
  • Mike's Traditional Fish & Chips, Bishopstoke, Hampshire

Overseas Fish and Chip Shop

Highlighting the global love for fish and chips, from Reykjavik to Ho Chi Minh City and Georgia, USA.

Supplier of the Year

An accolade for the backbone of the industry, this award acknowledges suppliers who go above and beyond to provide the highest quality products and services, ensuring fish and chip businesses can thrive.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all finalists and look forward to celebrating your achievements at the awards ceremony on February 28th.

Let's come together to support and cheer for the incredible talent within our fish and chip community!