Earlier this year the 2014 National Fish –n – Chips Awards were given to a number of individually owned and operated restaurants all over the UK. When you are feeling hungry, any one of these warrants a great excuse for taking a day tour to check it out.
Each year, the judges for the competition are inundated with contestants from every corner of the UK. Those poor judges must then travel the country and try each and every entrant, rating the food and restaurant on quality, taste and value for the money. This takes a long time to complete considering the number of fish-n-chips in the UK, and entries need to be handed in for 2015 soon.
3rd Place Winner for 2014
Papa’s Barn in Ditton, a small town inside of Kent, took third place in the Fish-n-chips competition. Their excellence in the deep fryer along with the quaint surroundings impressed the judges. Not only are they skilled in the industrial size arena, but they are amazing home cooks, some of them winning local competitions using nothing but their FryDaddy fryers. Each piece of fish is individually battered before being placed inside of the deep fryer, and the chips are freshly cut throughout the day.
Since you are going to be so close, take a moment and carefully ride around the London streets on your bike. The traffic may be a pain, but it’s nice sometimes to have a change of riding scenery to the city.
2nd Place Winner for 2014
Frankie’s Fish-n-chips in Shetland took home the 2nd place award in the competition. This is a home style restaurant for sure, where the deep fried deliciousness is easily washed down with an ice cold draft. It was the special seasoning and relaxed atmosphere that won the judges over.
You may even want to consider camping out and spending the weekend in this neck of England’s woods. The historic town of Shetland is full of one of a kind shops and pubs that could take days to explore. You can even meander out of town on your bike a bit, and take in the incredible scenery.
1st Place Winner for 2014
It only makes sense that the best fish-n-chips would come from a seaside town. Quayside has mastered the iconic dish, using the absolute best precision on the deep fryer to evenly brown perfectly sized cuts of fish. Each plate is made to order, guaranteeing a crisp coating with each bite.
Wayward back roads bring you to the town of North Yorkshire, setting you up for a small town feel and relaxed atmosphere. Park your bike and walk on the water’s edge or explore the streets and there many unique shops. The setting here is perfect for a few day get away.
It’s wonderful when your quest to roam has a defined destination point. And what better destination than an award winning fish –n – chip restaurant. The next time the riding spirit moves you, let it move you to one of these charming places.