Kingfisher Fish and Chips in Plympton, Plymouth was crowned the best fish and chip shop in the UK last week (Thursday, 26 January) after frying out on top at the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.

Above: Pictured are Craig Maw, 49, with partner Nikki Mutton, 29, from Kingfisher Fish and Chips in Plymouth, who are the UK’s best fish and chip takeaway – winner of the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award at the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards.

The shop scooped the ultimate title – Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year – at the awards ceremony held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London – an event widely regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the fish frying industry, attended by 600 guests.

Commenting on their award win after receiving the famous trophy from awards host, Nigel Barden, the voice of food and drink on BBC Radio 2, shop owners Nikki Mutton and Craig Maw said: “We are absolutely elated! We’ve entered this award three times now, coming second last year, so to go all the way is amazing.”

Burton Road Chippy in Lincoln took second place, followed by Millers Fish & Chips of Haxby, North Yorkshire.

The Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award was won by Falmouth’s Harbour Lights, while Longsands Fish Kitchen in Tynemouth collected the Best Newcomer Award.

Further details in Fishing News shortly.

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