The Fisherman's Wife, Whitby, one of the UK's top five fish and chip restaurants

The Fisherman’s Wife in Whitby, has been named as one of the UK’s top five fish and chip restaurants as part of the 2020 National Fish & Chip Awards.

By Duncan Atkins
Friday, 6th December 2019, 11:43 am
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 11:43 am
The Fishermen's Wife is one of the UK's top 5 chippies
The Fishermen's Wife is one of the UK's top 5 chippies

The coveted title of Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award is open to all UK fish and chip businesses with a sit-in restaurant as part of the main business location.

The UK’s top 5 finalists are:

Fish City, Belfast, Belfast

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Something Else Fishy, Milborne Port, Sherborne, Dorset

The Cod’s Scallops, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

The Fishermans Wife, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Trenchers Restaurant, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear

The National Fish & Chip Awards recognise outstanding restaurants across the country that are serving incredible fish and chips and providing excellent customer service.

Shortlisted businesses have gone above and beyond during the judging process to secure their place in this final stage of the competition.

It’s not just about food quality; there are a wide variety of additional judging factors that make them great, including:

Excellence in the responsible sourcing of sustainable key ingredients.

Staff training and development policies and the provision of career opportunities for young people.

Creation of innovative menu options for those with food allergies and special dietary requirements.

Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive at Seafish, said: “Fish and chips is the undisputed champion of iconic UK food, and these five businesses are offering the highest quality dining experience that money can buy.

"Huge congratulations to The Fisherman’s Wife, make sure you secure yourself a table there over the festive season so you can try their fabulous food for yourself.

"With traditional Christmas Dinner clocking in at over 2,000 calories, fish and chips might even make a good shout for your office or work Christmas party!”

The overall national winner of the Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award will be announced at the National Fish & Chips Awards ceremony in London on January 23.

Organised by Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, the awards are the UK’s premier competition for fish and chip businesses.

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