The UK's Best Fish And Chip Shop Has Been Named
The Cod's Scallops - brilliant name, it has to be said - in Wollaton, Nottingham, took the top spot in the National Fish and Chips Awards this week, beating competition from around 10,500 other establishments.
The prize-winning chippie offers around 20 different types of fish a day - all of which are cooked fresh to order and can be battered or baked. Sounds good, eh? Starting to see why this plaice won (sorry).
As well as the usual suspects such as cod and haddock, The Cod's Scallops also offers a wide range of fish and shellfish depending on the season, including hake, lobster, crab and gurnard.
The Cod's Scallops was opened back in 2011 by husband and wife John and Helen Molnar.
John said: "We're absolutely thrilled to be crowned the UK's best fish and chip shop. It's an honour to take home such a prestigious title, especially being up against the country's top establishments.
We'd like to congratulate our national fish and chip champions! The trophy will be on it's way to the best fish and chip takeaway @TheCodsScallops very soon! #FishNChipAwards pic.twitter.com/peaGH5batu
- National Fish & Chip Awards (@FishNChipAwards) January 23, 2020
"Our experience in the National Fish and Chip awards has been an incredible journey and we've loved every minute of it. It's a brilliant achievement for the team at The Cod's Scallops and we are so proud of everyone for their efforts."
The annual competition is run by Seafish, which works to promote the UK seafood industry. It's a big deal for those within the industry - in the past, some winners have seen their sales double in the following year. Not bad.
Marcus Coleman, chief executive of Seafish, said: "We'd like to offer huge congratulations to The Cod's Scallops for taking home the crown of fish and chip shop of the year.
"As well as serving up outstanding fish and chips, they demonstrated real passion and enthusiasm for the industry every step of the way."
Shap Chippy in Penrith, Cumbria claimed second place while Chester's Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove came in third.
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