If you're looking for fish and chips, it seems you may have to travel a fair distance before you find the best in Britain.
Frankie’s Fish & Chips in Brae, Shetland, Scotland, has been crowned the best fish and chip shop in the UK.
Organised by Seafish, the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards took place on 20 January at the Lancaster London Hotel, London.
Competitors were put through a rigorous, multi-stage judging process during the last few months. All top ten finalists, representing their respective parts of the UK, went up against each other in a "Dragon’s Den style" pitch as they fought to win.
Valerie Johnson, owner of Frankie’s Fish & Chips, said: "This is the highlight of my working life. I can’t thank Seafish and my brilliant team enough. 2015 is Frankie’s year."
The final 10 places were shortlisted during earlier judging rounds which included unannounced shop visits from industry judges.
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They were assessed on a wide variety of judging criteria including product quality, sustainable sourcing policies, marketing initiatives and customer service.
Coming in at a respectable 2nd and 3rd place were Simpsons Fish & Chips in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and Papa’s Barn in Ditton, Kent.
Paul Williams, Chief Executive of Seafish, commented: "Frankie’s Fish & Chips stood out throughout the judging process."
Now in their 27th year, The National Fish & Chip Awards are recognised as one of the most prominent seafood industry events in the UK. Previous winners have reported sales increases of up to 100%.Reuse content