Frankie's voted best fish and chip shop in the UK
Frankie's Fish & Chips in Brae, Shetland Islands is quite literally the plaice to be, as it battered all other comers to the title of the UK's best chip shop at the 2015 National Fish & Chip awards (which frankly, if we're not invited next year, there'll be hell to pay).
It beat nine other finalists, and also grabbed the award for their sustainable sourcing.
Now in their 27th year, the awards are set up by the trade body Seafish, who push the entrants through lots of extreme-sounding tasks and random unannounced testing across the year.
Frankie's is open seven days a week, and the only one in a 25 mile radius. There's no word back on whether they offer a saveloy-alty card, but they should definitely look into that.
Owner Valerie Johnson, said: “We now get to go home to Shetland and say that our fish and chips are the best in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales – without exception. How amazing is that? This is the highlight of my working life.”
Paul Williams, chief executive of Seafish, said: “Every year we see new and established talent vie for the top title, and the competition gets fiercer each year. This year was no exception and the judges were faced with a particularly tricky job in determining a winner. Frankie’s Fish & Chips stood out throughout the judging process. Their passion and determination has to be admired.”
The runner ups were Simpsons Fish & Chips in Cheltenham in second place and third was Papa’s Barn in Ditton, Kent.