27th Jan 2020
A Belfast fish and chip shop has today been recognised at the National Fish and Chip awards.
Fish City has today been crowned winner of the Menu Development and Innovation Award category at the National Fish & Chip Awards 2020.
The Ann Street outlet battled it out with two other shortlisted finalist businesses to take home the prestigious Menu Development and Innovation Award.
Judges looked for evidence of menu development and innovation when promoting healthier options as well as assessing customer health awareness methods and employee training procedures focusing on dietary requirements, ‘free from’ products, allergens and ingredients knowledge.
A final round of judging also scrutinised front and back-of-house practices.
Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive at Seafish, said: “Congratulations to the team at Fish City in Belfast on winning this award. Modern fish and chip businesses are able to cater for a wider variety of customer requirements than ever before, and Fish City is the perfect example of a business getting this right.
"The breadth of options they offer and the commitment shown to constantly innovating is a real inspiration and the reason they won this award.
“Fish City has also done a great job of promoting fish and chips as a superior nutritional offering when compared to many other takeaway options - a portion is rich in protein, carbohydrates, vitamin B6 and B12, iron, calcium and phosphorous, as well as crucially important dietary fibre.
"Fish City has invested in showing just how diverse a fish and chip shop menu can be, and that’s what makes them a stand out candidate in this category. We wish them the best of luck for the future.”
The Dolphin Takeaway in Dungannon was also named in the Top 10 Best Fish & Chip Shops in UK but sadly didn't take the overall crown of Best Fish & Chip shop in UK.
To view the full list of winners see here.
Belfast Live 23rd January 2020