Two West Leeds fish and chip shops are amongst the 50 best fish and chip takeaways across the country, judges have said.
Both Croft Street Fisheries in Farsley and The Bearded Sailor in Pudsey have been picked out by judges in the annual The Fry Awards.
Judges go into chippies across the country secretly to judge the food, venue cleanliness, staff, money value, social media and more.
To be featured, judges must award a takeaway 95% or more.
Reece Head, competition organiser, said: “Once again we’ve had another year where it’s simply got harder to operate a fish and chip business, with rising energy, labour and ingredient costs taking a heavy toll. It’s not easy but operators are working harder and smarter, staying ahead of changing tastes and behaviours and adapting accordingly.
“Although the profits might not be in fish and chips like they have in years gone by, the passion certainly is. And our awards are a testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment these operators put into running successful businesses.”
The full list of six Leeds fish and chip takeaways celebrated in the top 50 nationally are:
- Croft Street Fisheries – Farsley
- Hillycroft Fisheries – Morley
- Kirbys of Horsforth – Horsforth
- Kirbys of Meanwood – Meanwood
- Portside Fish & Chips – Harrogate Road
- The Bearded Sailor – Pudsey