9 Scottish fish and chip takeaways and restaurants named in top 50 in the UK in annual awards 

The UK's best fish and chip takeaways and restaurants for 2024 have been announced and nine are in Scotland.

Published 14th Mar 2024
Updated 14 th Mar 2024

Scottish chippies from across the country have made the top 50 takeaways and top 10 restaurants in the UK list for 2024.

Organised and awarded by Fry Magazine The UK’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways and 10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants lists are announced after months of mystery dining. Judges scrutinise a range of aspects including the quality of the food, the cleanliness of the premises, staff knowledge, value for money, ease of ordering and social media presence.

Chippies can get 100 percent if they score well on every section, but they need to achieve at least 95.5 percent or over to win an award while restaurants need a score of 95 percent or higher to make the list - high scores indeed.

Now in its 12th year, judges' comments for 2024 included “the cod was delicious”, “no improvement is necessary, the service was second to none and I felt valued” and “the best fish and chips I have had”.

Reece Head, competition organiser, said: “It gives me great pleasure to announce this year’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways and 10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants winners.  

“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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In total there are nine Scottish fish and chip businesses on the 2024 list, with some staying on from 2023.

Scottish entries in the top 50 best fish and chip takeaways include:

  • Anstruther Fish Bar, Anstruther, Fife
  • Garioch Fish Bar, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
  • Mike’s Famous Fish And Chips, Blackburn, Aberdeenshire
  • Moore’s Fish & Chips, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Redcloak Fish Bar, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
  • The Cafe Royal, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway
  • The Fish Works, Largs, Ayrshire 
  • The Real Food Cafe, Tyndrum, Stirling
  • The Wee Chippy, Anstruther, Fife

The awards also celebrate the 10 best fish and chip restaurants in the UK, with just one in Scotland - The Wee Chippy in Anstruther, Fife - making the list.

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To find out more about the awards, and enter for 2025, visit the Fry Magazine website.

50 best fish and chip takeaways in the UK 2024

  • Ainsworth’s Fish & Chips, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
  • Angells Fisheries, Newark, Nottinghamshire
  • Anstruther Fish Bar, Anstruther, Fife
  • Auckley Friery, Auckley, Doncaster
  • Batterfly Fish and Chips, Surbiton, South West London
  • Callaways Fish & Chips, Dorchester, Dorset
  • Catch, Ashford, Kent
  • Chips @ No.8, Prestwich, Manchester
  • Churchill’s Fish & Chips, Eastbourne, East Sussex
  • Churchill’s Fish & Chips, Hove, East Sussex
  • Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips, Leintwardine, Herefordshire
  • Finney’s Benllech, Benllech, Anglesey
  • Fintans Fish & Chip Co, Llanishen, Cardiff
  • Fraser’s Fish & Chips, Penzance, Cornwall
  • French’s Fish Shop, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk
  • Garioch Fish Bar, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
  • Greg & Lou’s, Redruth, Cornwall 
  • Henleys Of Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex
  • Hikary’s Fish Bar, Neath, Neath Port Talbot
  • Hilltop Village Fisheries, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield
  • Jolly Fryer, Filton. Bristol
  • Kirbys Of Horsforth, Horsforth, Leeds
  • Krispies, Exmouth, Devon
  • Land & Sea, Sowerby, North Yorkshire 
  • Maltings Fish And Chips, Baldock, Hertfordshire
  • Mike’s Famous Fish And Chips, Blackburn, Aberdeenshire
  • Moore’s Fish & Chips, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Newington Fish Bar, Ramsgate, Kent
  • Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips, Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Tag
  • Pier Point Fish & Chips, Torquay, Devon
  • Portside Fish & Chips, Kirkstall, Leeds
  • Redcloak Fish Bar, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
  • Sandgate Chippie, Penrith, Cumbria
  • Sandy’s, Folkestone, Kent 
  • Seafront Chippy, Hornsea, East Yorkshire, 
  • Shap Chippy, Penrith, Cumbria
  • Shappy Wheels, Penrith, Cumbria
  • Shaw’s Fish And Chips, Dodworth, Barnsley
  • Sykes Fish And Chips, Pendlebury, Greater Manchester
  • The Bearded Sailor, Pudsey, Leeds
  • The Cafe Royal, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway
  • The Chippie Van, Penrith, Cumbria
  • The Fish At Goose Green, Goose Green, Wigan, Greater Manchester
  • The Fish Works, Largs, Ayrshire 
  • The Little Chippy, Tyldesley, Manchester
  • The Oyster Shell, Bath, Somerset
  • The Real Food Cafe, Tyndrum, Stirling
  • The Wee Chippy, Anstruther, Fife
  • The Village Chippy, Petts Wood, South East London
  • Westend Fish And Chips, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire
  • Yan’s Fish Bar, Cardiff 
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Picture: Sarah from The Real Food Cafe

10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants 2024

  • Fish City, Belfast
  • Harbour Lights, Falmouth, Cornwall
  • Lakeside Fish and Chips, Poole, Dorset
  • Linford’s Traditional Fish and Chips, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire 
  • The Magpie Cafe, Whitby, North Yorkshire
  • Maltings Fish And Chips, Baldock, Hertfordshire
  • Pier Point Fish & Chips, Torquay, Devon
  • The Wee Chippy, Anstruther, Fife
  • Trenchers Spanish City, Whitley Bay, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Trenchers, Whitby, North Yorkshire

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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