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National Fish & Chip Awards

We all have a place in our hearts for fish and chips. It’s our nation’s favourite dish and we all enjoy it in our own special way. Some of us enjoy it at the seaside or at home with family. It might come with a side of mushy peas, gravy or even curry sauce! With regards to fish, there’s cod, haddock, hake, coley, plaice, whiting, lemon sole – and for batter, there’s beer batter, tempura batter and even lemonade batter! Gluten free or on a health kick? That’s fine too, there are options for us all. 


We’ve been running the National Fish and Chip Awards for 31 years (don’t be taken in by any imposters!) so we know good fish and chips! In our quest to find the best shop in the whole of the UK, we send judges up and down the country to find the gems. The current champions are Miller’s in Haxby, North Yorkshire but who will be crowned the 2019 Fish and Chip Shop of the Year? Click here to view the shops that are in the running from each region across the UK.

Top Shops per Region

The UK's Top 10 Fish and Chips have been announced - for the Top 10 click here

To find out the full Top 20 click here or click on the blocks below.


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Northern Ireland

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North East England

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North West England

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Eastern England

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London & South East England

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Central & Southern England

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South & West England

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The History of Fish and Chips

It’s our nation’s favourite dish but do you know where it came from?

How do you eat yours?

Check out the map to see how the UK likes to eat it’s fish and chips.

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Natural and nutritious

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Fish and chips sometimes, unfairly, gets a hard time as being regarded as an ‘unhealthy’ meal but it doesn’t have to be that way. Fish and chips is one of the least adulterated prepared foods that we can eat; wild caught fish, freshly harvested potatoes, some flour for batter, an oil for cooking and all prepared with care, skill and expertise to produce a tasty and nutritious meal. Plain and simple ... how many other takeaway foods can ever say that about themselves?

It is nutritionally balanced too. A portion of fish and chips provides the body with protein, carbohydrate, vitamins B6 and B12, vitamins C and D, iron, calcium, phosphorous, some essential omega 3 oils, as well as the trace elements iodine, fluorine, zinc and some important dietary fibre.  If you add a side of mushy peas, then that’s also one of your 5 day. Bonus!

Many fish and chip shops now offer a range of portion sizes to suit everybody, whether you want to share a jumbo size treat with the family or prefer your own little light bite. 

We’re not saying you should eat fish and chips every day, but if eaten as part of a balanced diet, you can continue to enjoy fish and chips as a regular meal.

Feeling peckish now? Go on, you know you want some this evening; fish and chips, salt and vinegar – and perhaps a side order of tasty mushy peas! Heaven on a plate – or in a takeaway box!