2019 National Fish & Chip Awards – Scottish finalists announced

Seafish national fish and chip awards 2019


Scotland’s top fish and chip shops have been announced today as part of the 2019 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.

These shortlisted chippies will now go on to compete for the top UK accolade.

Food in the Park, Blair Atholl, Perthshire www.foodintheparklive.co.uk

Lows Traditional Fish & Chip Shop, Westhill, Aberdeenshire www.lowstraditional.com

Redcloak Fish Bar, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire www.redcloakfishbar.com

Round “O” Chip Shop, Arbroath, Angus

The Fish Hoose, Thornton, Fife

The Fish Works, Largs, Ayrshire  www.thefishworks.co.uk


These top chippies are judged on more than just the fish and chips. Sustainability, menu innovation, catering for special dietary requirements, customer service and marketing are all part of the package of what makes these shops the best in the country.

Over the coming weeks the shops will be visited by mystery diners who will undertake judging inspections.

Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive Officer at Seafish, said: “This award category showcases the leading fish and chip takeaways across the land, the shops that we all love to buy our fish supper from. The calibre of finalists in this year’s Top 60 is extremely high and provides a true representation of the quality found within the fish and chip sector, perfectly summing up why British fish and chips are, and will always be, the best in the world. With 60 shortlisted shops to choose from, why not take a trip to your nearest contender to see how you rate it?”

Seafish national fish and chip awards 2019
Reigning champions David and Nick Miller of Millers Fish & Chips in Haxby, North Yorkshire, added: “To be crowned the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year at January’s National Fish & Chip Awards was an amazing experience. It kicked off an exceptional year for our business, which has been in the family for 77-years, allowing us to serve our traditional fish and chips with a modern and innovative approach to even more customers than ever before. Winning this award has been the pinnacle of our career and we’d encourage anyone who’s looking for a delicious portion of fish and chips to visit their locally shortlisted business.”

The winner of the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards’ 31st anniversary ceremony in London on 24 January 2019.

For more information or to view the full shortlist visit: http://www.fishisthedish.co.uk/win/national-fish-chip-awards or follow @fishisthedish




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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