September 9, 2014 3.32 pm This story is over 115 months old

Lincoln chip shop crowned top in the region

Fabulous frying: A Lincoln chippy has made it to the top spot in the region as part of a national fish and chip awards event.

A Lincoln Fish and Chips shop has been awarded the best in the region as it completes to win Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year at the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Burton Road Chippy is the top fish and chip shop in Lincolnshire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, moving them closer to the national heat of the competition.

Burton Road Chippy is now up against Grosvenor Fish Bar in Norwich, Norfolk to determine the overall winning shop for Eastern England.

As previously reported, Burton Road Chippy was competing against six other fish and chip shops in the region, including a chippy in Bourne.

The two remaining chip shops will be judged by an industry expert as they undergo unannounced visits and will be assessed on criteria such as product quality, sustainable sourcing policies, marketing initiatives and customer service.

The overall winner of the national award will be announced at a ceremony at The Lancaster London Hotel on January 20.

Every year, event organisers Seafish look for the best talent who are achieving the highest standards in the fish frying industry.

Paul Williams, Chief Executive of Seafish, said: “Seafish have organised the awards for the past 27 years with the aim of showcasing the very best, while setting increasingly high standards for the industry.

“I would like to offer up my congratulations to the shortlisted shops and wish them the best of luck as they battle for the regional winner title. The bar is constantly rising and I can’t wait to see the top fryers go head-to-head at this year’s awards ceremony.”