The Fish Bar named one of UK’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways

The Fish Bar, Sunnybank Road, Crewe has been named as one of the UK’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways – the only chippy in the area to make the prestigious list.

The accolade follows an extensive six month search by leading trade publication Fry Magazine to find those takeaways serving up the finest fish suppers.

To make the 50 Best, The Fish Bar had to impress a mystery diner who visited unannounced and marked the chippy on over 40 aspects of their business from the quality of the food and customer service to cleanliness and value for money.

With the pass mark set high at 96%, The Fish Bar scored an impressive 100% with the mystery diner particularly praising the quality of the product, shop itself along with the customer service and staff knowledge

“The chips were perfect, golden, crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside as proper chips should be,” was just one of the positive comments alongside customer service with the mystery diner noting: “The fish was white, moist, flaked nicely and was exceptional standard.” 

Amy Skellon, Manageress, of The Fish Bar, said: “To be named as only one of two shops in Cheshire to be ranked inside the top 50 in the UK is such a great feeling. Myself, Craig our owner and the whole team work really hard to ensure the perfect product, spotless shop and great customer service, so a huge pat on the back has made our year! “ 

Reece Head, competition organiser, comments: “Reece Head, competition organiser, comments: “Once again we’ve got a fantastic list of fish and chip shops spanning the breadth of the UK who put their all into their business, their staff and their food.

“With margins getting tighter for fish and chip shop owners and more competition than ever before, it’s a tough business to be in these days, but these shops are going out there, investing in their business, motivating their staff, staying up-to-date with the latest food trends and embracing technology. But more importantly, they are giving their customers what they want – top quality food and great customer service in attractive, inviting surroundings. And that’s the key to a successful business and a successful future for fish and chips.

“Our mystery diners are the toughest customers of all to please so we’re delighted to say these shops all made the grade and we welcome them to our list of the 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways.”

Fry Magazine’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways is in its sixth year and sponsors include Goldensheaf, Frymax, Friars Pride, VA Whitley, Middleton Foods, KFE, Nortech Foods, Brakes, Profry, Shoppers Anonymous and Kingfrost.