The Great British cod divide: How the price of top-rated fish and chips cost £8.50 in Yorkshire and £11.95 in Somerset…how much is your favourite chippie?
- Shortlist for the UK’s best fish and chip shops have been announced
- But how much does nation’s beloved fish and chip supper cost at your chippie?
The cost of a fish and chip supper at the shortlisted best UK chippies has been revealed as they battle to win at the National Fish and Chip Awards.
Organised by The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF), this year’s awards will take place on February 23 with comedian Jason Manford hosting the glitzy occasion.
Running for more than 30 years, the annual awards celebrate Britain’s top chippies across 10 categories including best takeaways, newcomers, restaurants and suppliers.
How much does the nation’s beloved fish and chip supper cost at each of the shortlisted businesses?
MailOnline reveals the results for the shortlisted best takeaway of the year, best restaurant of the year and best newcomer…
Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year – top 10 shortlisted
Fisherman’s Bay in Whitley Bay – £10
Fishermans Bay in Whitley Bay has been shortlisted for best Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year
Grub at the Fisherman’s Bay in Whitley Bay including chips, fish and mushy peas
The inside of Fisherman’s Bay, in Whitley Bay which serves sustainably sourced cod
Run by the Dhillon family, Fisherman’s Bay has been serving the local community in Tyne and Wear for the last 25 years.
Its cod is sustainably sourced and the chippy prides itself on using local source where it can.
On its takeaway menu, a cod and chips will set you back £10, haddock and chips £10.20 and a battered sausage £2.80.
Fish Kitchen 1854, Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly – £9.45
The Fish Kitchen in Caerphilly has been shortlisted for best Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year
The Fish Kitchen is a family-run business in Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly
The inside of the Fish Kitchen in Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly
This traditional family-run business sells freshly caught fish and chips. The 1854 in its name comes from being close to the Viaduct in Maesycwmmer.
It previously won in the Food Awards Wales 2022.
The takeaway was launched by Colin Newbery originally from Ystrad Mynach, a keen cyclist and railway enthusiast.
Its menu includes a regular cod supper for £9.45, a steak and kidney pie supper for £5.95 and ten pieces of wholetail scampi for £6.50.
Whitehead’s Fish and Chips, Hornsea, East Yorkshire – £10.25
Whitehead’s Fish and Chips in Hornsea, East Yorkshire, has been run by the Whitehead family since 1997
Whiteheads Fish and Chips, Hornsea, East Yorkshire has been shortlisted for best Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year
Whitehead’s Fish & Chips has been run by the Whitehead family since 1997 with their takeaway a stone’s throw from the East Yorkshire coast.
A regular cod is £8.15, while a regular portion of chips costs £2.10. They have a range of pies including steak and kidney, beef and onion and chicken and mushroom. Or a regular sausage will set you back £1.25.
Customers have praised Whitehead’s Fish and Chips for its ‘freshly cooked food to order’ and ‘excellent service’.
Ship Deck, Trethomas, Caerphilly – £10.70
Shipdeck, Trethomas, Caerphilly has been shortlisted for best Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year
A cod supper at Ship Deck in Caerphilly will set customers back £10.70
Partners Ryan and Kimberly Hughes opened Ship Deck three years ago after working in various chip shops in Rhondda Cynon Taff.
Mr Hughes won Young Fish Frier of the Year in 2019. He has been in the industry since the age of 15 and is described by his wife as the ‘bread and butter’ of the business.
A regular cod supper costs £10.70, a large battered sausage is £2 while an open cone of chips will set you back £2.15.
Reviews praise Ship Deck for its ‘excellent service and exceptionally good food’ as well as ‘plentiful’ portion sizes and good value for money.
The Bearded Sailor, Pudsey, Yorkshire – £9
The Bearded Sailor, in Pudsey, Yorkshire has been shortlisted for best Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year
On the menu: fish and chips at The Bearded Sailor in Pudsey, shortlisted for best takeaway of the year at the National Fish and Chip Shop Award 2023
The Bearded Sailor in Pudsey, Yorkshire
The Bearded Sailor prides itself on sourcing sustainable produce, only selling fish from Icelandic Responsible Fisheries. It also uses sausages from a local supplier in Ilkley.
A regular fish and chips (haddock) will set you back £9, while a regular chips costs £3.15. There’s also a battered jumbo sausage for £2.75, and a range of specialty sandwiches served in a brioche bun.
Sandwich selections include battered halloumi, battered haddock strips and a Filet O’Sailor (haddock filet, cheese and homemade tartare sauce), all costing under £6.
Customers praise the ‘piping hot’ and ‘best quality’ food, with one commenting that the fish was ‘chunky and lightly battered that it just melt in your mouth’.
The Fish Bank, Elmet, West Yorkshire – £8.50
The Fish Bank is located in a former bank in the heart of Sherburn-in-Elmet’s Low Street
Food from the Elmet in West Yorkshire
Inside The Fish Bank in Elmet, West Yorkshire
Located in a former bank in the heart of Sherburn-in-Elmet’s Low Street, The Fish Bank is a family-owned chippy which serves certified sustainable fish, locally-sourced potatoes and breadcakes, homemade fish cakes and other delicious treats.
Its fish and chips (haddock) is £8.50, 12 pieces of Scampi are £5.30 and a battered sausage is £2.20.
It customers said it was ‘the fish is beautifully cooked and very fresh and the portions are very good’
Low’s Traditional Fish & Chips, Westhill, Aberdeenshire – £10.70
Lows Traditional Fish & Chips was founded 30 years ago by Clifford Low
The family-run business has received numerous gongs including the Best Fish and Chip Shop in Scotland in 2019.
Lows Traditional Fish & Chips was founded 30 years ago by Clifford Low, who has spent his entire life in the fish industry and 17 years ago was taken over by his son, David Low.
The family-run business has received numerous gongs including the Best Fish and Chip Shop in Scotland in 2019.
Its menu includes a standard haddock supper for £10.79, homemade chicken fillets at £6.59 and a range of pies including steak and macaroni with Spanish chorizo. A standard chips costs £3.
The Oyster Shell, Bath, Somerset – £11.95
The Oyster Shell, founded in 2019, is an award-winning fish and chip shop takeaway in the heart of Bath
A large cod loin and chips is £13.95, large fishcake and chips £9.50 and vegan-option chickpea fitters and chips cost £9.50
Inside the Oyster Shell, in Bath, Somerset
The Oyster Shell, founded in 2019, is an award-winning fish and chip shop takeaway in the heart of Bath.
Driven by a life-long love for seafood, The Oyster Shell is a family business run by Dan Rosser along with parents Lisa and Garry, who have 30 years’ industry experience.
A medium cod loin and chips is £11.95, or go large with fishcake and chips for £9.50. Their vegan option of chickpea fitters and chips also costs £9.50.
Auckley Friery, Auckley, Doncaster – £10.90
Auckley Friery in Doncaster has been run by second-generation fish fryer David Nicolaou since 2003
Auckley Friery has been run by second-generation fish fryer David Nicolaou since 2003.
His father Theo ran a fish and chip shop in Sheffield in 1979, named the Friery and so grew up around the industry.
After a brief career in software engineering, Mr Nicolaou took over the shop in Auckley to get it back up and running after its previous owner ‘let things slip’.
He has been running it ever since, and prides itself on sustainable produce.
A medium cod or haddock costs £7.80, while medium chips are £3.10. A large battered sausage is £2.20, while 12 pieces of wholetail scampi cost £5.40.
The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire – £10.90
The Fish Works in Largs, North Ayrshire, is a family-run business run by husband and wife team Ross and Tiffany Irvin
The Fish Works is a family-run business run by husband and wife team Ross and Tiffany Irvin, both have worked in the food industry for over 40 years
Being Largs locals and working on the promenade daily, they wanted to create a takeaway where people can come to enjoy fresh quality Scottish seafood with views of Firth of Clyde.
A haddock in batter full works (including twice-cooked chips) is £10.90, haggis fritters meal is £8.10 and crab loaded chips £7.90. Other options include black pudding, panko lemon sole and sausage.
Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year
The Cods Scallops, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire – £12.10
The Cod’s Scallops in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, offers over 20 species of fish daily and prides itself on serving quality, sustainable produce
Everything at the Cod’s Scallops in West Bridgford is cooked fresh to order and fish can be served battered or baked
The Cod’s Scallops offers over 20 species of fish daily and prides itself on serving quality, sustainable produce.
Everything is cooked fresh to order and fish can be served battered or baked in garlic, lemon and herbs for a gluten free, healthy alternative.
Fish to choose from include cod, haddock, hake, salmon, plaice, lobster, sea bass and monkfish.
Their cod and chips meal costs £12.10. They also do seafood platters with prawns, cockles, whelks among others with a cocktail sauce, as well as a number of light bites and sides.
Eric’s Fish and Chips, Thornham, Norfolk – £14.50 (medium)
Eric’s Fish and Chips is situated within the grounds of Drove Orchards on the north Norfolk Coast
Customers can eat their food in the apple orchard or in the family-friendly restaurant
Eric’s Fish and Chips is situated within the grounds of Drove Orchards on the north Norfolk Coast.
It prides itself on providing a relaxed family-friendly dining environment with plenty of outside dining space too. Customers are given the choice of taking their fish and chips and picnic in the apple orchard.
Drove Orchards is a working apple orchard with a renowned farm shop selling local produce and a selection of award-winning independent shops, restaurants and a play area all within it’s grounds.
A medium cod loin costs £10.75 while medium chips are £3.10. Their menu also includes 10 pieces of scampi for £9 and battered king prawns for £4.50.
Fish City, Belfast, Antrim – £12.95
Fish City is situated in the heart of Belfast City Centre
Traditional fish and chips at Fish City in the heart of Belfast
Inside Fish City, Belfast, a family-run business which started in 2013
Fish City is situated in the heart of Belfast City Centre and prides itself on serving local, sustainable fish and seafood in a comfortable, atmospheric setting.
It is a family-run business which started in 2013, and has since won a number of awards including the ‘Seafish’ regional award for Fish and Chip Shop of the Year in 2014.
Served with ‘warm Northern Irish hospitality’, customers can expect sustainable seafood with all of its cod, haddock, and hake Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified.
Its cod and chips will set you back £12.95. Meanwhile their daytime menu includes a seafood chowder for £11.25. It also serves dim sum (£10.95) and spicy chicken wings (£9.95), as well as six fresh oysters for £22.25.
Henry’s of Hunstanton, Hunstanton, Norfolk – £11.50
Henry’s in Norfolk is named after Victorian nobleman Henry Le Strange
All of its cod, haddock and plaice are caught from government monitored areas in the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea where over-fishing is carefully monitored
The restaurant is committed to providing high quality fish and chips in a stylish, family friendly restaurant
Located in the heart of Hunstanton, Henry’s overlooks the green and the Wash, describing itself as ‘the perfect destination to enjoy fish and chips’.
The restaurant is committed to providing high quality fish and chips in a stylish, family friendly restaurant, terrace and takeaway.
The restaurant is named after Victorian nobleman Henry Le Strange who dreamed of creating a seaside resort to rival that of Brighton and Southend on the shores of the Wash in West Norfolk.
All of its cod, haddock and plaice are caught from government monitored areas in the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea where over-fishing is carefully monitored.
Its menu includes 10 pieces of wholetail Whitby scampi and chips for £10.95, a chicken breast burger with chips and salad for £10 and a halloumi burger with salad and chips for £9.95.
Other delights include battered king prawns, chicken goujons and steak and ale pie
Malt & Anchor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire – £12
Calling itself a traditional chippy ‘with a twist’, Malt & Anchor is an award-winning restaurant and takeaway situated in the heart of the Cotswolds
Their menu includes specialty fish and chips (from £8.50)
Inside Malt & Anchor, which serves fresh produce in a ‘unique and relaxing dining environment’.
Calling itself a traditional chippy ‘with a twist’, Malt & Anchor is an award-winning restaurant and takeaway situated in the heart of the Cotswolds.
It serves fresh produce in a ‘unique and relaxing dining environment’.
Their menu includes a regular cod meal for £12, panko coated calamari (£9.50), locally sourced pies, including wild boar and chorizo and venison (both £8.50), butcher sausages (£4.50) and their own fresh fish specials.
The Best Newcomer category celebrates businesses that started no earlier than January 2021.
Haughton Fish & Chips, Haughton, Staffordshire – £11.10 (large)
Harjinder Singh opened Haughton Fish & Chips in the Staffordshire village of Haughton in 2021
Its menu offers a cone of chips for £1.60, a large cod for £7.50 and pukka pies including chicken and mushroom, beef and onion and cheese and onion for £3.30
The village chippy prides itself on ‘keeping it simple and doing it right’, with offerings of cod, haddock and scampi
Harjinder Singh opened Haughton Fish & Chips in the Staffordshire village of Haughton in 2021.
Mr Singh said the secret to its success lies in the batter. The village chippy prides itself on ‘keeping it simple and doing it right’, with offerings of cod, haddock and scampi.
Its menu offers a large cone of chips for £3.60, a large cod for £7.50 and pukka pies including chicken and mushroom, beef and onion and cheese and onion for £3.30.
The chippy also does burgers, battered sausage and kebabs, as well as meal deals.
Lighthouse Fisheries of Flamborough, Flamborough, East Yorkshire – £9.10
This family-owned fish and chip shop is on the high street in Flamborough
Lighthouse Fisheries of Flamborough serves cooked chips and good quality fish
This family-owned fish and chip shop on the high street in Flamborough serves triple cooked chips and good quality fish, as well as homemade curry sauce and naturally prepared mushy peas.
They also cater for vegan and gluten free customers with, vegan pies, savaloys, halloumi and falafel.
A regular haddock and chips costs £9.10, while a regular portion of chips is £2.30. It also serves cod and hake as well as fish cakes and fish buttys.
One customer said they stumbled across the restaurant after a lovely walk on the cliffs and were impressed by the ‘super friendly staff’ and signs saying where the fish came from.
Hendo’s Fish & Chips, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk – £12.50
Hendo’s was started by businessman Giles Henderson who in June 2021 decided to swap running a clothes shop for a chippy
Hendo’s was started by businessman Giles Henderson who in June 2021 decided to swap running a clothes shop for a chippy.
Since he opened less than two years ago, Mr Henderson said it was ‘really humbling’ when he received high praise from customers.
Talking about how he came about running Hendo’s, Mr Henderson told Suffolk News: ‘It was sad to close the clothes shop down last August but I felt it was a declining market and wanted a fresh challenge.
‘He mentioned fish and chips – and that was the lightbulb moment. I’ve always loved food and cooking and decided to give it a go.’
Hendo’s sells regular cod and chips for £12.50, battered wholetail scampi and chips for £12.50 and homemade fishcakes for £3.50.
They also sell panko breaded king prawns, salt and pepper squid and battered calamari.
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