Catch makes the grade as best chippy in Scotland

Catch in Giffnock named best Scottish fish and chip shop Image copyright Twitter
Catch in Giffnock named best Scottish fish and chip shop Image copyright Twitter

Catch Fish and Chips in Giffnock, East Renfrewshire has been named as the top fish and chip restaurant in Scotland by the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.

Catch Fish and Chips are now in the running to claim the title of the UK’s best fish and chip restaurant and will now ‘batter’ it out against the nine other contenders as they vie for the Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award.

The other contenders in the running are:

Trenchers Restaurant in Whitby, North Yorkshire

Mister C’s in Selby, North Yorkshire

Harbour Lights in Falmouth, Cornwall

Lloyds in Lampeter, Ceredigion

The Fishermans Wife in Whitby, North Yorkshire

The Elite Fish & Chip Company in Lincoln, Lincolnshire

The Pelican in Barnstaple, Devon

Seafresh Restaurant in Pimlico, London

Something Else Fishy in Sherborne, Somerset

To get to this stage and secure a place in the coveted shortlist, Catch Fish and Chips has faced appraisal by industry experts across a wide variety of judging criteria including fish sourcing policies, restaurant facilities and appearance, staff training and development practices, menu diversification, and marketing and promotional activity. They also received mystery shopping assessments to ascertain customer service levels and the quality of the fish and chips on offer.

Over the coming weeks, the restaurants will be subjected to further mystery shopping assessments and in-depth judging audits. This next stage of the competition will whittle down the top 10 to establish the top five UK fish and chip restaurants that will compete for the top accolade to eventually be presented at the awards ceremony, held in London on January 26 next year.