Two Greater Manchester chippies shortlisted for Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year 2024

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One of these two Greater Manchester fish and chip shops could be named the best in the UK.

Two Greater Manchester chippies have been shortlisted for the prestigious award of Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year 2024.

In total, 40 fish and chips from up and down the country are in with a chance of winning the title at this year’s National Fish and Chip Awards, organised by the National Federation of Fish Friers. The winner will be announced at a ceremony on 28 February, 2024.

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To be in with a chance of winning the title, each chip shop must first enter and then an expert judge assesses them on factors such as best practice on environmental issues, product knowledge and their responsibilities as an employer. Now that the list has been whittled down to 40, more judging will take place to determine who will go on to the next round.

Chips @ No.8 is one of the 40 UK chippies shortlisted for the title of Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year 2024. Chips @ No.8 is one of the 40 UK chippies shortlisted for the title of Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year 2024.
Chips @ No.8 is one of the 40 UK chippies shortlisted for the title of Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year 2024.

Which Greater Manchester chip shops are shortlisted?

Chips @ No.8 – Located in Prestwich, Bury, this traditional chip shop has excellent reviews on Google (4.7/5) and Tripadvisor (4.5/5). The chips are fried in beef dripping, or vegetable oil on request. As well as both haddock, cod, and a variety of other items, including black pudding fritters and a rotating menu of specials. Last year, it made it into the top 20.

Town Street Fryer – Located in Marple Bridge, Stockport, also has great ratings on both Tripadvisor and Google (both 4.5/5). As well as all the staple chip shop menu items, they also have homemade pies, including steak and Boddingtons or cheese and onion. They have a good selection of gluten free items including fish, scampi and chips and curry sauce, and they also make their own vegan sausages.

What have the organisers said?

Andrew Crook, president at the National Federation of Fish Friers, organiser of the awards, comments: “The calibre of entries for the National Fish and Chip Awards 2024 have been nothing short of fantastic and we are proud of all the eateries that clearly put in huge amounts of effort to be considered for the accolade.

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“Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year is a notoriously difficult category to stand out in, but the panel of experts had many tough decisions to make. However, we’ve selected an exceptional shortlist that showcases the unwavering passion, dedication and excitement that the fish and chip industry brings to British culture.”

Town Street Fryer in Marple Bridge is one of 40 UK chippies shortlisted for the title of Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year 2024. Town Street Fryer in Marple Bridge is one of 40 UK chippies shortlisted for the title of Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year 2024.
Town Street Fryer in Marple Bridge is one of 40 UK chippies shortlisted for the title of Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year 2024.

Seafood from Norway is the principal sponsor for the 2024 awards.  Victoria Braathen, UK Director of the Norwegian Seafood Council, said: “The UK’s love for fish and chips knows no bounds and the awards is the perfect occasion to celebrate the establishments that consistently deliver great fish and chips to diners across the country.

“It’s an honour for the Norwegian seafood industry to supply the UK with responsibly sourced cod and haddock and to see these delicious proteins celebrated in the nation’s favourite dish. We wish the finalists all the very best.”

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