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Top Ten UK Fish and Chip Shops


A great British pleasure, fish and chips are one of our favourite dishes.  The taste of good fish and chips can evoke childhood memories of happy day’s at the seaside and whilst they were once a staple food in the UK, they are now considered to be something of a treat that we look forward to.


As we have become aware of not eating too much saturated fat and carbohydrate in our diet in recent years, we tend to eat fish and chips a little less often, but cooked correctly and with a sensible portion size, fish and chips are a food that can feature regularly in a healthy balanced diet and should be enjoyed guilt free.


A good fish and chip shop is worth seeking out and many foodies now plan trips to taste the best that the country has to offer.


The Seafish ‘National Fish and Chip Awards’ which are now in their 27th year, are considered by the industry to be the highest accolade that a fish and chip shop can win, and as such they set the benchmark for the best of the best.  You can even download an app for your smart-phone or tablet from the Seafish website that will provide you with an interactive guide to the very best performing UK fish and chip takeaways and restaurants from the past 25 years! (app details)


This year’s winner was ‘Frankie’s Fish & Chips’ located in Brae in the Shetlands – a beautiful location that is well worth a visit! If however this is a little too far away for you, the list of regional winners gives you many other options.



We have listed this year’s top 3 along with the 7 regional winners below, so if you are nearby be sure take a look!


Top three


1st  Frankie’s Fish & Chips, Brae, Shetlands, Scotland


2nd Simpsons Fish & Chips, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Midlands


3rd  Papa’s Barn, Ditton, Kent, London & South East


UK Regional Winners


Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips, Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales


Papa’s Fish & Chips, Warrington, Cheshire, North West England


FishCity, Ballynahinch,  Co Down, Northern Ireland


Mister C’s, Selby, North Yorkshire, North East England


Burton Road Chippy, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Eastern England


Harbourside Fish & Chips, Plymouth, Devon, South & West England


Broughton Fish & Chips, Broughton, Buckinghamshire, South & Central England



If you can’t get to any of the places that have made the top ten this year (or previous winners) fear not, just follow your nose – any chip shop that is busy with a healthy sized queue has got to be pretty good, especially if you are at the seaside, or sitting on a harbour side taking in the sea air as you enjoy your freshly cooked fish and chips – enjoy!



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