St Andrews fish and chip shop wins best chippy in Scotland award

A St Andrews fish and chip shop has officially been voted the best in Scotland.

Cromars Classic Fish & Chips on Union Street, St Andrews, took home the title at The National Fish and Chip Awards 2018, organised by Seafish.

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Selling crispy whitebait and calamari, homemade fish cakes, pan fried Shetland scallops and of course, haddock and cod suppers put Cromars Classic Fish & Chips restaurant and takeaway as the regional winner of Scotland.

Cromars Classic Fish & Chips was one of the 10 UK finalists which made the final stage of judging and was up against top fish and chips from across the country including: Wales, Northern Ireland, North East England, North West England, Midlands, Eastern England, London & South East England, Central & Southern England and South West England.

Millers Fish & Chips in Haxby, York, North Yorkshire, was crowned the ultimate title of the UK’s best fish and chip shop.

Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive Officer at Seafish, said: “Renowned for its competitive nature, the awards only reward the best of the best in the industry.

“Millers Fish & Chips demonstrated an unparalleled level of expertise to be crowned the winner of our Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award – one of the highest honours a fish and chip business can receive.”

Cromars Classic Fish & Chips was not the only Scottish title recognised for its service to the humble chippy though.

The Quayside Restaurant & Fish Bar in Gourdon Aberdeenshire also beat off tough competition to be recognised as a finalist in the Best Newcomer category.

The Fishworks in North Ayrshire was announced as a finalist in the Best Seafood Week Campaign category and Magda Ganea from The Real Food Cafe in Stirling was also recognised as a finalist in the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Competition.