The 3 Greater Manchester Fish & Chip Shops who WON at the Fry Awards this week

More accurately, there's three in Greater Manchester and one in Northwich...

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 22 March 2022

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The last few months have seen mystery diners sampling thousands of portions of fish and chips from shops across the UK in a bid to crown the UK’s 50 Best Takeaways and 10 Best Restaurants for 2021/2022.

After sampling food, quizzing staff and hitting up social media, the Fry Magazine Awards were announced this week, and there’s a few winners that are very close to home!

Unannounced mystery judges visited each establishment to sample the food and assess key aspects of the business from the cleanliness of the premises, to staff knowledge and professionalism, to their social media presence.

With 100 marks up for grabs, the standard was once again set extremely high, with the benchmark being a weighty 96% or over for takeaways to win an award and 95% or over for restaurants.

In the Top 50 were three Fish & Chip shops from Greater Manchester; The Fish at Goose Green in Wigan, The Little Chippy in Tyldesley and Chips @ No.8 in Prestwich.

Also in the list was the excellent The Codfather in Northwich – a chippy that is well worth the train journey to the Cheshire town alone.

Reece Head, competition organiser, commented: “We’re so pleased to announce this year’s winners. The awards recognise and celebrate the hard work, passion and dedication that these operators put into running their businesses.

“It’s been a tough couple of years for the industry, in particular for restaurants that have had to deal with closures, but operators continued to adapt, motivate their workforce and invest in new equipment and systems that have seen them come out the other side stronger and in a better position.

“Our 50 Best Takeaway and 10 Best Restaurant winners really do represent the best in the business and they continue to showcase fish and chips as a high quality, value for money meal.”

All takeaways and restaurants that entered will receive a mystery dining report, a winner’s poster and plaque to proudly display in their shop.

The Fry Awards 2022/23 will open for entry in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for announcements on our website and on social media.