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​Spotlight on Excellence: National Fish and Chip Awards Unveil 2024 Winners Full List

​Spotlight on Excellence: National Fish and Chip Awards Unveil 2024 Winners Full List

Posted by Emma on 1st Mar 2024

The National Fish and Chip Awards is a hallmark event celebrating the pinnacle of the fish and chip industry. Hosted by comedian Rob Beckett, the ceremony highlighted domestic achievements and acknowledged international contenders for the first time. The event, supported by the Norwegian Seafood Council and other key industry partners, drew a crowd of business owners and industry influencers, all eager to celebrate the sector's finest.

After a rigorous evaluation process that included interviews, skill assessments, and mystery shopper visits, the awards recognised those who excelled in their commitment to quality, sustainability, and industry knowledge. The competition was fierce, but the dedication and hard work of the winners have set a new benchmark for excellence.

Takeaway of the Year

1st Place: Ship Deck – Caerphilly, Wales

2nd Place: Yarm Road Fish and Chips – Darlington, County Durham

3rd Place: The Fish Works – Largs, Scotland


Restaurant of the Year

1st Place: Knights Fish Restaurant – Glastonbury, Somerset2nd Place: Pier Point Restaurant – Torquay, Devon3rd Place: Noah's – Bristol

Field to Frier Award

Bells Fish and Chips – Durham, County Durham


Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year

Jamie Russo from Redcloak Fish Bar in Stonehaven, Scotland


Newcomer of the Year

Redcloak Fish Bar – Stonehaven, Scotland


Employee of the Year

Jamie Toland – Taylors, Greater Manchester

Mobile Operator of the Year

Jojo's Fish and Chips – Stafford, Staffordshire


Multiple Operator of the Year

Bells Fish and Chips – Durham, County Durham

Environment and Sustainability Award

Whiteheads Fish and Chips – Hornsea, East Yorkshire


Staff Training and Development Award

The Real Food Café – Tyndrum, Scotland

Marketing & Innovation Award

Zero Plus Fish & Chips – Cardiff, Wales


Quality Accreditation Champion

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


Overseas Fish and Chip Shop

Wright's Fish and Chips – Georgia, USA

Supplier of The Year Award



Outstanding Achievement

Derek Dews, T.Quality

Andrew Crook, President of the National Federation of Fish Friers, commended the resilience and creativity of the industry, especially in navigating economic challenges without compromising on ethical standards or quality. The winners, he noted, exemplify the best of what the industry offers - exceptional taste and commitment to sustainable practices.

The event's principal sponsor, Seafood from Norway, through UK Director Victoria Braathen, congratulated the winners, acknowledging their role in championing quality fish and chips. Winners have been invited to Norway for a study trip, promising them a unique insight into sustainable fishing practices and quality fish sourcing.

We encourage our readers to join in celebrating the achievements of these exceptional businesses. Please share your thoughts and congratulations in the comments below. Let's recognize the dedication and hard work of making the perfect fish and chips.