Frankie's crowned top chippy in Scotland for second year in a row

October 7th 2014

Frankie’s Fish & Chips is officially the best in Scotland – for the second successive year.

The popular Brae eatery has also been named as one of the top 10 independent takeaway fish and chip shops in the UK and will compete against other regional winners in the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards next January for the accolade of best in the UK. In 2014, Frankie’s came second in this contest.

“We’re absolutely bowled over,” said Frankie’s manager John Gold. “We did not think we could win top shop in Scotland again with all the competition that’s out there and getting better all the time.

“To win it for the second year in a row is very special indeed and the staff are smiling a lot today.

“We look forward to going to London again for the grand finals in January and meeting up with our friends and acquaintances in the trade.”

He added: “We’d just like to say a big thank you to all the customers who have supported us throughout the year.”

For the second year, Frankie’s was pitted against Moore’s Fish & Chips in Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, for the title of top independent takeaway fish and chip shop in Scotland.

Judging involved an unannounced visit by an industry expert who examined in exhaustive detail all aspects of the Frankie’s business.

Frankie’s, which employs seven full-time and 15 part-time staff, opened six years ago and has since won an array of awards.

Most recently, the shop received upgraded ratings from the Sustainable Restaurant Association which helps restaurants source food more sustainably (from two to three stars) – and Fish2Fork which campaigns for restaurants to sell sustainably-caught fish (from 4 to 4.5).

The National Fish & Chip Awards are organised by Seafish and the judges assess product quality, sustainable sourcing policies, marketing initiatives and customer service.