February 18, 2013 10.35 am This story is over 111 months old

Lincoln chippy awarded tastiest chips in UK

Best chips: A Lincoln fish and chip shop has won a national award for its chips, just in time for Chip Week 2013.

A Lincoln fish and chips shop has won the title of the UK’s best chip shop chips in The Choice Chip Awards 2013.

Lincoln’s Burton Road Fish and Chip Shop claimed the title of Best Chippy Chips in the UK, thanks to votes from its customers.

The Burton Road chippy already had the top spot in the East Midlands, but its loyal customers’ votes helped them bag the top spot.

Des Anastasou, who worked in the fish and chip business for over 35 years and runs the chippy, said: “We are delighted and must thank all of our customers who voted and our fantastic team of staff.

“It’s a great feeling to be recognised as the best.”

The Choice Chip Awards is held in recognition of Chip Week, with over 500 shops in the country competing to become the UK’s best chippy.

The awards stem from a survey, in which Britons decided that chips “are more British than the Queen” and chippies are an important part of national culture and identity.