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This is officially the best fish and chips in the UK in 2023

The winners of the National Fish and Chip Awards have been revealed – did your fave local make the cut?

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham

The UK is a nation of fish and chips fiends. When it comes to battered cod and crispy hunks of potato, we’re famous the world over. So it sort of goes without saying that the title of ‘best fish and chips in the UK’ is both serious business and extremely controversial.

If anyone’s going to know the ins and outs of this country’s chippies, however, it’s the National Fish and Chip Awards. Organised by the National Federation of Fish Friers, every year it puts out a ranking of the finest fish-and-chip meals in the UK. The winners get not just supreme bragging rights but a trip to Norway.

The title of ‘Fish & Chip Takeaway of the Year’ was awarded to Whitehead’s Fish & Chips in Hornsea, East Yorkshire. This pretty, family-run establishment is Hornsea’s only chippy.

‘Fish & Chip Restaurant of the Year’, meanwhile, was given to Fish City in Belfast. A swanky bright-blue restaurant in Belfast city centre, it also picked up the ‘Environment and Sustainability Award’.

Here are the rest of the chippies that picked up prizes at the National Fish and Chip Awards 2023.

Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year

  1. Whitehead’s Fish & Chips, Hornsea, East Yorkshire
  2. Fish Kitchen 1854, Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly
  3. The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire

Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year

  1. Fish City, Belfast, Antrim
  2. Malt and Anchor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
  3. Henry’s of Hunstanton, Hunstanton, Norfolk

Best Newcomer Award

Lighthouse Fisheries of Flamborough, Flamborough, East Yorkshire

If you’d like to find out more, you can have a full look at the list of winners here. Then check out our very own list of the best fish and chips shops in the UK.

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