Who won what at the national fish & chip awards?

January 24th, 2020 Reading Time: 2 minutes

National Fish & Chip Awards 2020 – The Results!

Who were the winners at the 30th anniversary Seafish National Fish & Chip Awards 2020? Find out here as we round up all of the action. 

In a packed room at the Royal Lancaster London hotel yesterday (Thursday 23rd January) amongst a 600-strong crowd, the very best of the fish and chip shop sector were recognised. From established businesses and owners that have been plugging away for years, to fledgling shops and fresh new talent eager to move the industry forwards. 

Commenting on the awards, Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive at Seafish, said: “The National Fish & Chip Awards have been raising the bar in the industry for 32 years and we know how much it means to operators to win this notoriously tough competition.”

Michelin starred chef and restaurateur Mark Sargeant had the honour of presenting the 15 awards to the following winners:

Fish & Chip Shop of the Year Award: 

National Fish & Chip Awards 2020 - Cods Scallops
Scene Photography

Winner: The Cod’s Scallops, Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

2nd: Shap Chippy, Shap, Penrith

3rd: Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove, Upton, Chester

Best Fish & Chip Restaurant Award: 

Trenchers national fish chip awards
Trenchers – Spanish City

Trenchers Restaurant, Spanish City, Whitley Bay

Best Newcomer Award: 

lewis's grill national fish chip awards

Lewis’s Fish & Grill, Maidstone, Kent

NFFF Quality Award Champion: 

The Real Food Cafe national fish chip awards

The Real Food Café, Tydrum, Stirlingshire

Best Seafood Week Campaign Award: 

Penalunas, national fish chip awards

Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips, Hirwaun, Aberdare 

Best Foodservice Operator Award: 

Mary Lambert Bakery national fish chip awards

Mary Lambert Artisan Bakery, Hartlepool, County Durham

Menu Development & Innovation Award: 

fish city Belfast national fish chip awards

Fish City Belfast, Belfast

Marketing Innovation Award:

Shap chippy national fish chip awards

Shap Chippy, Shap, Penrith

From Field to Frier Award: 

Fish & Chips @Weston Grove national fish chip awards
Josette and Richard Foster – Fish and Chips at Weston Grove, Austin Dack and Boutwood Family – Isle of Ely Produce

Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove, Upton, Chester

Good Catch Award: 

Fish and Chips at Weston Grove national fish chip awards
Josette and Richard Foster and Loren Hiller and Jack Clarke

Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove, Upton, Chester

Staff Training & Development Award: 

Wetherby Whaler national fish chip awards

The Wetherby Whaler, Yorkshire

Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year:  

Charlie Collins national fish chip awards
Charlie Collins – Young Fish Fryer

Winner – Charlie Collins, Frydales, Leicester, Leicestershire  

2nd – Alex Walker, Lows Traditional Fish & Chips

3rd – Adam Hutton, Wetherby Whaler.

Best Mobile Operator Award: 

The English Indian, national fish chip awards
Anna and James Riley – The English Indian and Terry Larkin from JJ Food service.

The English Indian, Lichfield, Staffordshire

Best Multiple Operator Award: 

Sutton and Sons, national fish chip awards
Danny and Hana Sutton – Sutton and Sons

Sutton & Sons, London

Seasonal UK Seafood Award: 

Something Else Fishy national fish chip awards
Nicky Else and Martin Else – Something else Fishy

Something Else Fishy, Milborne Port, Sherborne

Outstanding Achievement Award: 

Richard Ord, national fish chip awards

Richard Ord, Colmans of South Shields, Tyne and Wear

All of us at Ceres would like to congratulate not just the winners, but everyone that entered this year’s awards. And if it’s inspired you to take part, why not make it your aim for 2021? Entry opens online in May. Click here for more information. 

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