Essex chippy shortlisted for the ‘Oscars’ of the fish and chip industry

Henley's of Wivenhoe has been shortlisted for the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award. Owner, David

Henley's of Wivenhoe has been shortlisted for the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award. Owner, David Henley, with Assistant Manager, Ryan Patterson and Supplier, Andy Bremner of Friars Pride. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

An Essex fish and chip shop has been shortlisted for the most prestigious award of the fish and chip industry.

Lisa and David Henley, owner of Henley's of Wivenhoe fish and chip shop. Picture: SU ANDERSON

Lisa and David Henley, owner of Henley's of Wivenhoe fish and chip shop. Picture: SU ANDERSON - Credit: Su Anderson

Henley’s of Wivenhoe is judged to be one of the top chippies in London and south east England, and is one of the top 60 competing for the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award, run by Seafish.

The restaurants have had their frying skills put to the test and have been judged on their menu development and innovation, sustainability, staff training and marketing techniques.

Marcus Coleman, Seafish chief executive, said: “The calibre of shops in this year’s top 60 is outstanding - they are a true representation of our industry and sum up perfectly why British fish and chips are, and always will be, the best in the world.”

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The competing shops will be narrowed down to the top 20, and then the top 10, before the winner of the award is announced at the National Fish and Chip Awards’ 30th anniversary ceremony in London on January 25, 2018.

To find out more about the National Fish & Chip Awards, please visit their website.

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