Where’s the perfect plaice (sorry!) according to the National Fish & Chips Awards?

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Public service announcement: Britain has a new fish ‘n’ chip shop of the year – but it’s rather far-flung.

 

Yes, the winner of this year’s National Fish & Chips Awards has been announced and your local chippy should be … Frankie’s Fish & Chips on Shetland.

 

The modest joint, which just so happens to be the most notherly fish and chip shop in Britain and came in at number 2 in 2014, battered (sorry, again) the competition.

 

Praised for its efforts in sourcing and promoting sustainable fish (they also picked up the "Good Catch" award), its owner, Valerie Johnson, called the gong “the highlight of my working life.”

 

So, where else should you be going for that Friday night ritual? Here's a regional breakdown. Drum roll please:

2nd place (national): Simpsons Fish & Chips, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

3rd place (national): Papa’s Barn, Ditton, Kent

Best newcomer: Shap Chippy, Penrith, Cumbria

Independent fish and chip restaurant of the year: Burton Road Chippy, Lincolnshire

Best chippy in Wales: Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips, Aberdare, Rhondda Cyon Taf

Best chippy in Northern Ireland: FishCity, Ballynahinch, Co. Down

Best chippy in North East England: Mister C’s, Selby, North Yorkshire

Best chippy in North West England: Papa’s Fish & Chips, Warrington, Cheshire

Best chippy in the Midlands: Simpsons Fish & Chips, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Best chippy in Eastern England: Burton Road Chippy, Lincolnshire

Best chippy in London & South East England: Papa’s Barn, Ditton, Kent

Best chippy in Central and South England: Broughton Fish & Chips, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Best chippy in South & West England: Habourside Fish & Chips, Plymouth, Devon

Where's your favourite chippy? Let us know in the comments box below ...