A north-east fish and chip shop is the only Scottish venue in the running to be named the best in the UK.
The Quayside Restaurant & Fish Bar in Gourdon will compete against nine other venues to take home the title of Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year.
Part of the 2020 National Fish & Chip Awards, the restaurant award category is open to all UK fish and chip businesses with a sit-in restaurant at the main business location.
The National Fish & Chip Awards, which is organised by public body Seafish, recognise outstanding restaurants across the country that serve up incredible fish and chips and provide excellent customer service.
As well as food quality, the eateries were also judged on excellence in the sustainable sourcing of key ingredients, staff training and development policies and career opportunities for young people as well as the creation of innovative menu options for those with allergies and dietary requirements.
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Judges will make a final round of visits to each of the restaurants for mystery dining assessments, before crowning the UK’s best fish and chip restaurant on January 23 2020 at the awards in London.
Marcus Coleman chief executive at Seafish said: “The UK is world-renowned for fish and chip takeaways, but there are plenty of incredible restaurants serving tasty, healthy fish and chips to sit in customers day in day out.
“We have 10 of these exceptional restaurants represented in this list. Each is a credit to our industry and we wish them all good luck in the final round of judging.”
Award sponsor Alan Pearce field sales manager at Goldensheaf added: “These top 10 restaurants have proven themselves to be focused on providing the best sit in fish and chips dining experience available in the UK today.
“Each of them excels in a number of different areas from the quality of food they offer through to their commitment to sustainability and the way in which they support and develop their staff.
“Any one of them would make a worthy winner, best of luck to them all.”
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