Britain's BEST chippies revealed in National Fish and Chip Awards 2020

Britain’s BEST chippies: Top 15 seafood eateries are revealed in National Fish and Chip Awards 2020 – and the winner really is the Cod’s Scallops

  • Chippy serving oysters, whole lobster and host of fine wines is crowned the nation’s best fish and chip shop
  • The Cod’s Scallops in Wollaton, Nottingham also offers barista-style coffees and seaside-inspired cocktails
  • Awards ceremony in London also named best newcomer, best young fish frier and outstanding achievement
  • Chippies judged over eight months on sustainability, menu innovation, dietary choice and customer service

A local chippy that serves oysters, whole lobster and a host of fine wines has been crowned Britain’s best fish and chip shop.

The Cod’s Scallops in Wollaton, Nottingham, has picked up the most coveted prize at the National Fish & Chip Awards, an annual event that celebrates the best practitioners of one of the UK’s most beloved dishes.

Owned by the husband and wife team of John and Helen Molnar, the award-winning chippy boasts a range of shellfish and pies, while also offering punters barista-style coffees and seaside-inspired cocktails.

The East Midlands eaterie serves a variety of fish and shellfish each day – depending on what comes off their very own boats – with its website proudly declaring: ‘Our fish is so fresh, tomorrow’s tea is still in the sea!’  

Hailing from across the country, entrants to Seafish’s National Fish & Chip Awards are judged over eight months on sustainability, menu innovation, catering for special dietary requirements and customer service.  

The top accolade was one of 16 awards presented to chippies during a ceremony in London today, including best newcomer, best young fish fryer and outstanding achievement in the industry. 

Below is the list of the 16 different winners:

Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award: The Cod’s Scallops, Wollaton, Nottingham

The finalists are competing for ‘Fish and Chip Shop of the Year’ title. Pictured: The Cod’s Scallops in Wollaton, Nottingham

Time to tuck in! Employees of the Cods Scallops sit down to enjoy their fish and chips after a hard day’s work at the venue 

The Cod’s Scallops in Nottingham has tried to mix a traditional chippy feel with that of a boutique restaurant (pictured above)

NFFF Quality Award Champion: The Real Food Café, Tydrum, Stirlingshire

Best Seafood Week Campaign Award: Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips, Hirwaun, South Wales

Best Foodservice Operator Award: Mary Lambert Artisan Bakery, Hartlepool, County Durham

Menu Development and Innovation Award: Fish City Belfast, Belfast

Marketing Innovation Award: Shap Chippy, Shap, Cumbria

From Field to Frier Award and Good Catch Award: Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove, Upton, Chester

Staff Training and Development Award: The Wetherby Whaler, Yorkshire

Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year: Charlie Collins, Frydales, Leicester, Leicestershire

Best Mobile Operator Award: The English Indian, Lichfield, Staffordshire

Best Multiple Operator Award: Sutton & Sons, Stoke Newington, North London

Seasonal UK Seafood Award: Something Else Fishy, Milborne Port, Sherborne

Outstanding Achievement Award: Richard Ord, Colmans of South Shields, Tyne and Wear

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