Fish will be taking a battering (oh dear) as plaices (noo) compete for the best fish and chip shop in Britain.
The next stage of the competition, to establish 10 regional winners and win the title.
Paul Williams, chief executive of Seafish, said: “Seafish have organised the awards for the past 27 years. Our aim has always been to showcase the very best fish fryers in the UK while setting incredibly high standards for the industry. I would like to offer up my congratulations to the shortlisted shops and wish them the best of luck.”
The independent businesses will now be judged by experts and assessed on a wide variety of criteria such as sustainable sourcing policies, marketing initiatives, customer service and product quality.
The winner will be announced at The Lancaster London Hotel January 20 next year.
Frankie's Fish & Chips, Brae, Shetlands
Moore's Fish & Chips, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
Simply Fish & Chips, Rhyl, Denbighshire
Penaluna's Famous Fish & Chips, Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Taf
The Dolphin Takeaway, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone
FishCity, Ballynahinch, Co. Down
Carlo's of Morpeth, Morpeth, Northumberland
Mister C's,Selby, North Yorkshire
The Fish House, Fleetwood, Lancashire
Papa's Fish & Chips, Warrington, Cheshire
SeaFish Restaurant, Ripley, Derbyshire
Simpsons Fish & Chips, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Burton Road Chippy, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Grosvenor Fish Bar, Norwich, Norfolk
Henley's of Wivenhoe, Wivenhoe, Essex
Papa's Barn, Ditton, Kent
Broughton Fish & Chips, Broughton, Buckinghamshire
Ashley’s Fish & Chips, New Milton, Hampshire
Harbourside Fish & Chips, Plymouth, Devon
Bishopston Fish Bar, Horfield, Bristol