About the awards

Now in their 29th year, the National Fish & Chip Awards recognise and reward businesses producing the best fish and chips across the UK.


The awards aim to support the wider fish frying trade in their effort to maintain their share of the quick service/takeaway/fast food market – and seek to:


- reward individual excellence in a range of different award categories


- raise quality standards and provide a benchmark for businesses to aspire to (performance feedback is provided to all entrants)


- provide a robust platform from which to undertake a wide variety of media activity promoting the sector and its many diverse facets, and to encourage the continued consumption of fish and chips amongst both the UK population
and visitors to the UK.


The 2017 awards will open for entry on 1 May 2016 and there is no cost to participate.


There are a variety of award categories to enter and businesses are appraised on criteria ranging from sustainable sourcing practices, customer service, hygiene and staff training, and most importantly, the quality of fish and chips.

The various award categories in the 2016 awards included:


  • Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award

Open to all independent fish and chip businesses with a takeaway facility and with two or less shops.


  • Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award

Open to all independent fish and chip restaurants (with a maximum of three outlets if part of a chain).


  • Best Mobile Fish and Chip Operator Award

Open to operators of mobile fish and chip businesses.


  • Best Foodservice Operator Award

Open to foodservice operators that serve fish and chips, eg., pubs, cafes, department stores, hotels, travel and leisure.


  • Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award

Fish and chip operators with three or more outlets including franchises.


  • Best Newcomer Award

Fish and chip operators that are new to the industry from 30 September 2011 onwards.


  • Staff Training and Development Award

Open to all fish and chip businesses.


  • From Field to Frier Award

Open to all fish and chip businesses and rewarding knowledge and promotion of responsible sourcing and sustainability practices.


  • Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award

Open to all applicants who are aged 25 years or younger as of 31 December 2015.


  • Marketing Innovation Award

Open to all fish and chip businesses.


  • The Great ‘Fish & Chip’ School Lunch Award

Rewarding schools that excel at the promotion and awareness raising of fish and chips


  • Good Catch – The Sustainable Seafood Award

Open to all fish and chip businesses and rewarding knowledge and promotion of responsible sourcing and sustainability practices.


  • Healthy Eating ‘Fish and Chips’ Award

Open to all fish and chip businesses and rewarding those that are excelling in educating and informing their customers on healthy choices and the nutritional values of fish and chips.


  • NFFF Quality Award Champion Award

Open to all current NFFF Quality Award holders.

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