Britain’s top 10 fish and chip restaurants revealed


BRITAIN'S ten best fish and chip restaurants have been revealed - but did your local make the cut?

The finalists for the Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award are now patiently waiting to see who will win the top prize at Seafish's 2020 National Fish & Chip Awards.

This award celebrates "true excellence" in the fish and chip industry, judging 100's of fish and Chip Restuarants nationally.

Each restaurant is being assessed on sustainable sourcing, menu innovation, marketing, staff training and customer service as well as taste!

The top ten finalists will be put into a final round of judging in London in January 2020 where the winner to be announced.

The restaurant award is open to all UK Fish & Chip Restuarants with a sit-in facility at the main location.

fish! - Borough Market, London

Fish! sits in the centre of London's high end Borough Market - and diners can watch their fish being cooked in real time.

Chefs source produce locally from nearby stands and stalls, while fish is delivered daily from their very own fishmonger.

The menu offers a wide selection of beer-battered fish. This offers punters the option of cod, haddock, plaice or hake.

Fish City - Belfast

Fish city has already won a slew of awards - including Regional Fish and Chip Shop of the Year in 2015.

It was set up as a family business in 2013 and only offers sustainable seafood.

Diners can also delve into oysters or fish tacos.

Knights Fish & Chip Restaurant - Glastonbury, Somerset

Knights has been going for over 100 years - it served its first meal in 1909.

The business has stayed in the family ever since, and offers a vast range of classic dishes.

Mushy peas can be ordered with curry sauce for those who want a bit of a kick, with a range of local beers available on the side.

Malt and Anchor - Cirencester, Gloucestershire

The Malt and Anchor has only been going since 2017 - but has already established a solid reputation in the heart of the Cotswolds.

It offers what it claims is a 'traditional chippy menu with a twist' as well as a takeaway service.

The lunch menu runs from 12 until 2.20pm, and also hosts Christmas parties.

Quayside Restaurant & Fish Bar, Gourdon, Aberdeenshire

Diners at Quayside can eat freshly-caught local fish with amazing views of the Gourdon Harbour and North Sea.

Staff also keep a specials board filled with fresh produce from the local area.

Saltwater Fish Restaurant - Torquay, Devon

Saltwater Fish Restaurant sits a stone's throw from Torquay's picturesque harbourside.

It offers everything from fish to burgers, as well as a 'catch of the day' special.

Something Else Fishy - Sherborne, Dorset

Martyn and Nicki Else were fishmongers for ten years before deciding to open a restaurant instead.

Aside from classic fish and chip shop fare, they offer lobster, mussels, and 'drunken prawns' - king prawns cooked in Jack Daniels.

The Cods Scallops - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

The Cods Scallops also made the Top 20 list for Fish and Chip shops.

It offers a wide selection of fish and shellfish, all of which are caught from their very own boats.

They also serve sustainable crab, cockles, and lobster.

The Fisherman’s Wife - Whitby, North Yorkshire

The Fisherman's Wife offers stunning views of Whitby Bay and the surrounding area.

The team has more than 50 years' experience and boasts "the best from the sea and the finest produce from the fields of Yorkshire."

All fish is selected from a local fish market, while crab and lobsters are caught from the local bay.