National fish finals for town chippies

TWO fish and chip restaurants in Whitby have made it through to the finals of the National Fish and Chip Awards.

Trenchers in New Quay Road and Quayside in Pier Road are finalists in the Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award.

Trenchers manager Andrew Wilkinson said: “We are delighted at reaching the finals in only our second year of entering the awards after we narrowly missed out last year.”

It is a double celebration for the Fusco family, who own the Quayside, after their takeaway outlet was recently named the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year in the North East of England.

Carol Fusco said: “The accolade of being in two finals for the National Fish and Chip Awards is a reflection of how dedicated our staff are in wanting to be the best at what they do and we are all excited about the final in January.”

The awards ceremony will take place in London on 17 January.