National Fish and Chip Awards Top 60 Announced

Seafish have announced the top 60 fish and chip shops who are up for the top 60 in the National Fish and Chip Awards. The awards are organised by Seafish, the public body that helps and supports the UK seafood industry.

This award celebrates the excellence in the fish and chip industry and helps increase the standards, but also covers a range of other criteria, including; sustainability sourcing, innovation and staff development.

Seafish have completed the first round of judging and have announced the top 60 shops, let’s find out who has made it.

The Top 60

North East England

  • Hirds Family Fisheries, Halifax
  • Hook and Line, Leeds
  • Land and Sea, Thirsk
  • Sidhu Fish and Chips, Wallsend
  • The Bearded Sailor, Leeds
  • Whitby's Restaurant and Takeaway, Rotherham


  • Andy's Fish Bar, Swadlincote
  • Fiddlers Elbow, Leintwardine
  • Oldswinford Fish and Chips, Stourbridge
  • The Chip Shed, Warwick
  • The Golden Carp Chippy, Redditch
  • Winyates Chippy, Redditch
  • Wollaston Fish Bar, Stourbridge

East of England

  • Cox's at the Lighthouse, St. Neots
  • French's Fish and Chips, Norfolk
  • Frydales, Leicester
  • Plattens Fish and Chips, Norfolk
  • The Cods Scallops, Nottingham
  • Traditional Fish and Chips, St. Neots
  • Wellies Fish and Chips, Grantham

Northern Ireland

  • Dolphin Takeaway, Dungannon
  • Molloy's Fisha and Chips, Downpatrick
  • The Frying Squad, Bangor
  • The Salt House, Bangor

North West England

  • Angel Lane Chippie, Penrith
  • Fish and Chips at Weston Grove, Chester
  • Frydays of Kendal, Kendal
  • Shap Chippy, Penrith
  • The Big Blue, Warrington
  • The Codfather, Northwich

London & South East

  • Belmont Bay Fish Bar, Harrow
  • Brockley's Rock, London
  • Henley's of Wivenhoe, Colchester
  • MyChippy, London
  • Newington Fish Bar, Ramsgate
  • Seafare, Guildford
  • Stone's Fish and Chips, London

Central & Southern England

  • Arlesey Fish and Chips, Arlesey
  • Luci and Lina Fish Bar, Bedford
  • Mike's Traditional Fish and Chips, Eastleigh
  • Walnut Tree Traditional Fish and Chips, Milton Keynes

South West England

  • Bishopston Fish Bar, Bristol
  • Fish 'N' Fritz, Weymouth
  • Harbour Lights, Falmouth
  • Lakeside, Poole
  • Rockfish, Brixham
  • White Row Fish and Chips, Frome


  • Hiks Fish Bar, Swansea
  • Hooked at 31, Fishguard
  • Shillingfords, Neath
  • Simply Fish and Chips, Denbeigh
  • West End Fish and Chips, Carmarthen
  • Yans Fish Bar, Cardiff


  • Carron Fish Bar, Stonehaven
  • Catch Fish and Chips, Giffnock
  • Dolphin Fish and Chips, Macduff
  • Catch Fish and Chips - West End, Glasgow
  • Lows Traditional Fish and Chips, Aberdeen
  • The Fish Works, Largs
  • Sea Salt and Sole

What’s Next?

To become the 2020 National Fish and Chip Award winner there are many stages the shops must go through. This includes mystery shoppers who will visit the business and test the product and service, on top of this there will be business performance audits and presentations before a winner will be announced. For now, the top 60 will go into the next round of judging and will then the top 20 shops will be selected.