​Fry Magazine Announces the Best UK Fish & Chips of 2024: See the Winners

​Fry Magazine Announces the Best UK Fish & Chips of 2024: See the Winners

Posted by Emily on 13th Mar 2024

Fry Magazine's annual recognition of the UK's premier fish & chip takeaways and restaurants has just announced its 2024 winners. These awards highlight the industry's gold standards in food quality, customer service, and innovative marketing.

Over several months, judges conducted anonymous visits to contenders, evaluating them on food quality, cleanliness, staff knowledge, value, ordering process, and online presence. To clinch an award, takeaways had to score above 95.5%, while restaurants needed a minimum of 95%.

In its 12th year, the awards maintain their reputation for uncovering the best in the business. Judges shared enthusiastic reviews, such as "the cod was delicious", "no improvement is necessary... the best fish and chips I have had".


The winners in alphabetical order are:

50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways:

Ainsworth's Fish & Chips, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Angells Fisheries, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Anstruther Fish Bar, Anstruther, Fife

Auckley Friery, Auckley, Doncaster

Batterfly Fish and Chips, Surbiton, South West London

Callaways Fish & Chips, Dorchester, Dorset

Catch, Ashford, Kent

Chips @ No.8, Prestwich, Manchester

Churchill's Fish & Chips, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Churchill's Fish & Chips, Hove, East Sussex

Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips, Leintwardine, Herefordshire

Finney's Benllech, Benllech, Anglesey

Fintans Fish & Chip Co, Llanishen, Cardiff

Fraser's Fish & Chips, Penzance, Dorset

French's Fish Shop, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk

Garioch Fish Bar, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Greg & Lou's, Redruth, Cornwall

Henleys Of Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex


Hikary's Fish Bar, Neath, Neath Port Talbot

Hilltop Village Fisheries, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield

Jolly Fryer, Filton. Bristol

Kirbys Of Horsforth, Horsforth, Leeds

Krispies, Exmouth, Devon

Land & Sea, Sowerby, North Yorkshire

Maltings Fish And Chips, Baldock, Hertfordshire

Mike's Famous Fish And Chips, Aberdeen

Moore's Fish & Chips, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

Newington Fish Bar, Ramsgate, Kent

Penaluna's Famous Fish & Chips, Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Tag

Pier Point Fish & Chips, Torquay, Devon

Portside Fish & Chips, Kirkstall, Leeds

Redcloak Fish Bar, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Sandgate Chippie, Penrith, Cumbria

Sandy's, Folkestone, Kent

Seafront Chippy, Hornsea, East Yorkshire

Shap Chippy, Penrith, Cumbria

Shappy Wheels, Penrith, Cumbria

Shaw's Fish And Chips, Dodworth, Barnsley

Sykes Fish And Chips, Pendlebury, Greater Manchester

The Bearded Sailor, Pudsey, Leeds

The Cafe Royal, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway

The Chippie Van, Penrith, Cumbria

The Fish At Goose Green, Goose Green, Wigan, Greater Manchester

The Fish Works, Largs, Ayrshire

The Little Chippy, Tyldesley, Manchester

The Oyster Shell, Bath, Somerset

The Real Food Cafe, Tyndrum, Stirling

The Wee Chippy, Anstruther, Fife

The Village Chippy, Petts Wood, South East London

Westend Fish And Chips, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire

Yan's Fish Bar, Cardiff

10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants:

Fish City, Belfast

Harbour Lights, Falmouth, Dorset

Lakeside Fish and Chips, Poole, Dorset

Linford's Traditional Fish and Chips, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire

The Magpie Cafe, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Maltings Fish And Chips, Baldock, Hertfordshire

Pier Point Fish & Chips, Torquay, Devon

The Wee Chippy, Anstruther, Fife

Trenchers Spanish City, Whitley Bay, Newcastle upon Tyne

Trenchers, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Reece Head, the competition's organiser, praised the winners for their resilience in facing the industry's economic challenges, emphasizing their commitment to quality and service: "Despite the formidable challenges... these remarkable establishments continue to deliver top quality fish and chips... They are truly the best in the business and deserve their recognition."

Each participating venue received a mystery dining report, a winner's poster, and a plaque, underscoring their achievement and dedication to excellence.

Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of the awarded establishments? Share your experiences and join the discussion on what makes for exceptional fish and chips in the comments below.