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The UK’s 40 best fish and chip takeaway shops have been revealed – and some of your favourites could have made the list.

This week, the National Fish and Chip Awards 2023 announced the top entries for the best takeout of the Year category – in preparation for next year’s ceremony.

For more than 30 years, the awards have been celebrating the nation’s favourite dish, and rewarding the people and businesses who provide Brits with the best of the best.

After a rigorous judging process, where judges visited shops, restaurants and mobile units, they shortlisted finalists worthy enough of the title.

The judging criteria included: customer service, and environmental and sustainably good practices, as well as being able to demonstrate a high levels of knowledge of the Fish & Chip industry.

Commenting on the shortlist, President at The National Federation of Fish Friers, Andrew Crook, said: “Being able to announce the top 40 finalists for this category is an absolute pleasure. It is no secret that the industry are facing some challenges.

“That said, this industry is built upon British stoicism. And with spirit and determination we are committed to supporting our members and seeing through tough times. We cannot wait to celebrate at the awards ceremony in February 2023.”

Those that have made it to the shortlist include:

Chips @ No.8, Prestwich
Angel Lane Chippie, Penrith
Olley’s Fish Experience, Herne Hill
Shipdeck, Trethomas
Fishermans Bay, Whitley Bay
The Bearded Sailor, Pudsey
Ipswich CodFellas, Ipswich
The Fish Bank, Sherburn in Elmet
Low’s Traditional Fish & Chips, Westhill
Sea and Earth, Nottingham
Hiks, Swansea
Pisces, Heswall
Moore’s Fish and Chip Shop, Castle Douglas
French’s Fish Shop, Wells next to the Sea
The Oyster Shell, Bath
Fish Kitchen 1854, Maesycwmmer
Fishers of Hunstanton, Hunstanton
Whiteheads Fish and Chips Ltd
Mr Chippy, York
Robinson Traditional fish and chips, Birmingham
Pier Point, Torquay
Henley’s of Wivenhoe, Colchester
The posh fish and chip company, Cardiff
Newington Fish Bar, Ramsgate
The Merchant fish and chips, Ballymena
Brockley’s Rock, Brockley
Mike’s Traditional Fish & Chips
Lewis’s Fish and Grill, Maidstone
Auckley Friery, Doncaster
Chipmongers, Portstewart
Oceans, Leeds
The Fish Works, Largs
The Fisherman’s Kitchen, Southsea
West End Fish & Chips, Carmarthen
Grosvenor fish bar, Norwich
Finney’s, Benllech
Molly’s Fish ‘n’ Chip shop, Woking
Belmont bay fish bar, Harrow
Marina Fish And Chips, Skegness
Fiddlers Elbow FIsh & Chips, Leintwardine
The winner will be unveiled at the Awards Ceremony held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on the 28th of February 2023.

While the closing dates will vary per award category, entries for this year’s ‘Takeaway of the year’ have closed.