Four north-east fish and chip shops have been recognised in the UK top 60 shortlist for the Fish And Chip Shop Of The Year Awards.
The Carron Fish Bar in Stonehaven, Dolphin Fish and Chips in Macduff, Lows Traditional Fish & Chips in Aberdeen/Westhill and Sea Salt and Sole in Dyce/Bridge of Don have all been featured.
The UK top 60 shops will now go forward to the next round of judging in a bid to make the UK top 20 shortlist stage.
Organised by Seafish, The National Fish & Chip Awards are the UK’s premier awards for fish and chips. They recognise outstanding businesses across the country which are serving delicious food and providing excellent customer service. Businesses have gone above and beyond to secure their place in the shortlist stage of the competition.
Judges also take into consideration the excellence in the sustainable sourcing of key ingredients, staff training and development policies and opportunities for young people as well as creation of innovative menu options for those with allergies and dietary requirements.
Marcus Coleman CEO at Seafish said: “Every summer we look forward to starting our search for the UK’s best fish and chip shop and this award showcases the best in the business. Shops have been entering the competition since May and these top 60 takeaways have demonstrated real commitment to quality in all areas and worked tirelessly to earn their place on this list. I would recommend a visit to them all.
“There’s a diverse wealth of talent to be seen across the top 60, and we wish them all the best in the next round as we know each one of them gives it everything they have.”
The winner of the Fish And Chip Shop Of The Year Award will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards’ 32nd anniversary ceremony in London on January 23 next year.