​The Top 20 Contenders for Britain's Best Fish and Chip Takeaway in 2024

​The Top 20 Contenders for Britain's Best Fish and Chip Takeaway in 2024

Posted by Emma on 9th Nov 2023

The esteemed National Fish and Chip Awards have unveiled the top 20 fish and chip shops vying for the prestigious Takeaway of the Year category title.

After rigorous evaluation, considering factors like eco-friendly practices, expertise in the trade, and responsible management, industry experts faced the tough decision of narrowing down from an initial list of 40 outstanding candidates.

Andrew Crook, president at the National Federation of Fish Friers, which organises the awards, says: “The level of detail we require entrants to provide hasn’t phased our shortlisted businesses and they are hitting every mark. The award officials have gone back and forth and around in circles choosing the 20 finalists; it’s not been an easy task, so what a brilliant achievement for those that are moving forward.”

Seafood from Norway is the principal sponsor for the awards, with Victoria Braathen, UK Director of the Norwegian Seafood Council, echoing the sentiment: “The 20 fish and chip takeaways should be extremely proud to be another step closer to potentially claiming the coveted top title in celebration of the nation’s favourite dish. The Norwegian seafood industry is proud to support UK fish and chip shops, supplying responsibly sourced Norwegian cod and haddock to operators that value quality and provenance. We’re excited to see how the category contenders progress.”

Industry leaders will continue further review of the shortlist, including mystery visits to whittle it down to 10 competitors. Stay ‘tuna-d’ for the awards ceremony on 28 February 2024 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London when the winner will be announced.

Here's a glance at the top 20 contenders for the Takeaway of the Year:

  • Yarm Road Fish and Chips, Darlington
  • Lighthouse Fisheries of Flamborough
  • Bridlington; Mister C’s, Selby
  • The Fish Bank, Sherburn-in-Elmet
  • Auckley Friery, Doncaster
  • Marina Fish & Chips, Skegness
  • Chips @No.8, Prestwich
  • Westend Fish and Chips, Oswaldtwistle
  • Angells Fisheries, Newark-on-Trent
  • Bishopston Fish and Chips, Bristol
  • French’s, Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Mike’s Traditional Fish & Chips, Eastleigh
  • Seafare Guildford, Guildford
  • Stones Fish and Chips, Ealing
  • Zero Plus Fish & Chips, Cardiff
  • Ship Deck, Caerphilly
  • Finney’s Fish and Chips, Benllech
  • The Fish Works, Largs
  • The Wee Chippy, Anstruther
  • Chipmongers Portstewart, Londonderry

Join the conversation and share your thoughts below. Who do you think will take the title, or is there a favourite you're rooting for? Leave a comment, and let's discuss!