Carron Fish Bar in Stonehaven has been named as Scotland’s top fish and chip shop today, 17 September.

The Grampian based chipper is a UK finalist in the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award, the flagship category in the 2020 National Fish & Chip Awards. Organised by Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, The National Fish and Chip Awards are the UK’s premier awards for fish and chips businesses.

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The UK’s 10 best fish and chip shops are, in alphabetical order:

  • Carron Fish Bar, Stonehaven, Grampian
  • Dolphin Takeaway, Duncannon, Country Tyrone
  • Fish and Chips @ Weston Grove, Chester, Cheshire
  • Golden Carp, Redditch, Worcestershire
  • Hiks, Swansea, West Glamorgan
  • HOOKED@31, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire
  • Rockfish, Brixham, Devon
  • Seafare, Guildford, Surrey
  • Shap Chippy, Penrith, Cumbria
  • The Cod’s Scallops, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

The awards recognise outstanding businesses across the country that are serving incredible fish and chips and providing excellent customer service. Shortlisted businesses have gone above and beyond to secure their place in this stage of the competition and showcase the nation’s favourite takeaway dish.

It’s not just about food quality, there are a wide variety of additional factors that make these businesses outstanding, including:

  • Excellence in the sustainable sourcing of key ingredients
  • Staff training and development policies and career opportunities for young people
  • Creation of innovative menu options for those with allergies and dietary requirements

Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive Officer at Seafish, said: “These ten finalists represent the best fish and chips on offer the UK today. They are consistently excelling across all areas and providing their customers with healthy, high-quality fish and chips on every visit.

"Each of them is a credit to the industry and should be commended on the commitment they have shown to maintaining its fantastic reputation.

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“It’s not possible to get to this stage of our awards without giving 100%, and each one of them has shown enthusiasm in spades. We’d encourage anyone who hasn’t paid one of these shops a visit to get down and see for yourself just how good they are. Congratulations to all ten finalists, we wish them all the best of luck.”

The winner of the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards’ 32nd-anniversary awards ceremony in London on 23 January 2020.