The Cod’s Scallops in Wollaton, Nottingham, has been named as the ‘Fish and Chip Shop of the Year’ at the National Fish and Chip Awards 2020.
Owned by John Molnar and wife Helen, The Cods’ Scallops beat off competition from nine other shortlisted finalists to be crowned the UK’s “best fish and chip shop”.
The awards are a UK-wide competition celebrating “true excellence” in the fish and chip industry organised by Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry.
Hailing from across the country, entrants are judged on the quality of their food, sustainability, menu innovation, catering for special dietary requirements and customer service and marketing activity.
Judges said the Cod’s Scallops “consistently excelled” in all of these areas throughout an intensive eight month judging period, which included multiple mystery shop visits and a final presentation to a panel of industry experts.
Molnar said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be crowned the UK’s best fish and chip shop! It’s an honour to take home such a prestigious title, especially being up against the country’s top establishments.
“Our experience in The National Fish and Chip Awards has been an incredible journey and we’ve loved every minute of it. It’s a brilliant achievement for the team at The Cod’s Scallops and we are so proud of everyone for their efforts.”
He added: “Entering the awards has taught us so much about our business as well as the fish and chip industry and we would encourage other operators to get involved.
“We want to thank everyone who has supported us along the way as well as our customers who we value beyond measure. Without them buying fish and chips every week, we wouldn’t be here. What a way to start 2020 and we can’t wait to see what the future brings.”