Fridays mean one thing… Chippy Tea. And, if you’re lucky enough to live near one of these four Yorkshire chippies, you could be eating some of the best in the UK.
That’s right! four Yorkshire fish & chips shops have made it into the top 20 shortlist for the National Fish & Chip Awards 2023 – which is no surprise to us of course.
The National Fish and Chip Awards have recognised the top fish & chip shops across the country for over 30 years and now one of Yorkshire’s own could be named a worthy winner.
Two Leeds chippies, one in Hornsea, and one in Doncaster have been named in the top 20 awards. Two of the chippies named in the list were from the Leeds area and included The Bearded Sailer, which was visited by Rate My Takeaway’s Danny Malin, and The Fish Bank which can be found in Sherburn-in-Elmet. Whiteheads of Hornsea and Doncaster’s Auckley Friery also feature in the list.
On February 28th 2024 the winning chippy will be presented with the National Fish & Chips award at Park Plaza in Westminster Bridge, London – one for the calendar.
NFFF had the baton passed over as custodians of the prestigious event by Seafish. Andrew Crook, president at NFFF, said: “We received such a high standard of applications this year, for this category in particular, making it a very difficult yet rewarding judging process.
“The top 20 really demonstrate a strong commitment to the fish and chip industry and to the British public, so we’re thrilled to see so many shortlisted from across the country. Congratulations to everyone involved, this is a massive achievement in itself.”
The top 20 businesses shortlisted are:
- Fish Kitchen 1854
- Newington Fish Bar
- Belmont Bay Fish Bar
- Sea and Earth
- Whiteheads Fish and Chips Ltd
- Chips @ No.8
- Olley’s Fish Experience
- Ship Deck
- Fisherman’s Bay
- The Bearded Sailor
- The Fish Bank
- Low’s Traditional Fish & Chip Shop
- French’s Fish Shop
- The Oyster Shell
- Pier Point Fish & Chips
- Henley’s of Wivenhoe
- Lewis’s Fish and Grill
- Mike’s Traditional Fish & Chips
- Auckley Friery
- The Fish Works