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Scotland’s best fish and chip shops revealed in annual awards



SCOTLAND’s best fish and chip shops have been revealed at a prestigious award.

The annual Fry Awards this year dished out the best 10 restaurants across the UK and the best 50 takeaways.


The Anstruther Fish Bar was one of the nine best takeaways in ScotlandCredit: Alamy

The Scottish eateries commended by the chippy trade publication Fry Magazine ranged from coast to coast of the country.

Nine of Scotland‘s fish and chip takeaways made the top 50 list beating last year by two more.

Anstruther’s The Wee Chippy in Fife was named as one of the top 10 restaurants in the UK.

While the nine takeaways included the Anstruther Fish bar, Garioch Fish Bar in Inverurure, Mike’s Famous Fish and Chips in Blackburn, Moore’s Fish and Chip Shop in Castle Douglas and Redcloak Fish Bar in Stonehaven.

It also listed The Cafe Royal in Annan, The Fish Works in Largs, Ayrshire, The Real Food Cafe in Tyndrum and The Wee Chippy also made the prestigious list.

Mystery judges awarded the eateries with a variety of marks from food to cleanliness and overall dining experience.

Judges inspected the restaurants or takeaways during unannounced visits.

Reece Head, competition organiser, said: “Despite the formidable challenges posed by inflationary pressures that have affected every aspect of the industry, these remarkable establishments continue to deliver top quality fish and chips using the finest ingredients.

Their dedication extends beyond the plate, as they invest in cutting-edge equipment to facilitate seamless and swift transactions, coupled with rigorous training in customer service. Uncompromising in their standards, they are truly the best in the business and deserve their recognition.”

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