Award winning

We were the first shop in West Yorkshire to be awarded the NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award and following another assessment in May 2015 we have retained the award for a further two years. This means we have held the award for 10 years!. We have also been given a top rating of 5 in the ‘food hygiene ratings scheme’ run by the Food Standards Agency, so you can always be assured of premium quality fish and chips with great service guaranteed!

NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award

The NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Awards is a national scheme, backed by the National Federation of Fish Friers, aimed at finding those shops throughout the UK that offer their customers the best quality fish and chips. The award recognises:

  • The UK’s best quality and best tasting fish and chips
  • Sustainably sourced fish
  • Fresh produce, prepared safely
  • Clean, safe and hygienic premises
  • Well trained staff
  • Great service

National Food Hygiene Rating

Towngate Fisheries have been awarded 5 out of 5 in the Food Standards Agency (FSA) food hygiene rating scheme. This scheme replaces the old 'Score On The Doors' rating. During the inspection the food safety officer looked at:

  • how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
  • the condition of the structure of the building – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
  • how Towngate manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe

Look out for the award sticker and certificate in the shop.

To find out more about the scheme visit the FSA website.

Healthy Fish & Chips Award 2015 and 2017

Towngate Fisheries were proud winners of the National Fish & Chip Awards’Healthy Fish & Chips Award’ in both 2015 and 2017 – the only business to win this national award twice!

We were judged across a variety of criteria including evidence of menu development and innovation when promoting healthier options to customers and employee training procedures focusing on healthier products and ingredients.

Visit our Healthier Choices page to find out more about our range of healthier and lighter options.

Visit to find out more about the awards.

From Field To Frier Award 2017

Towngate Fisheries were ‘From Field to Frier Award’ Award finalists in the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards.

The ‘From Field to Frier Award’ celebrates businesses that promote responsible ingredient sourcing and sustainability practices. As you probably already know, this is something that Towngate Fisheries is passionate about so we’re very excited to be finalists. Find out more about our Products and preparation and Sustainable products.

Although disappointed not to win we are very proud to have been placed in the top three in the country for this national award.

NFFF Fish & Chip Quality Award 'Champion' Award finalists 2016

Towngate Fisheries were NFFF Fish & Chip Quality Award 'Champion' Award finalists in the 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Along with two other finalists Towngate Fisheries were appraised across a variety of criteria, including how we have maximised opportunities to promote the Quality Award to customers, how we actively promote the benefits to the wider fish and chip industry, how we measure increased benefits and the future plans we have to promote the award.

Although disappointed not to win we are still very proud to have been placed in the top three in the country for this prestigious award.

Fry Magazine 50 Best UK Fish & Chip Shops 2016 and 2017

Towngate Fisheries, Idle has been named as one of the UK’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Shops 2017 by Fry Magazine, the leading trade magazine for our industry. We also made this prestigious list in 2016.

As part of the judging we were assessed by a mystery shopper on a range of front-of-house aspects, from staff friendliness, cleanliness of the takeaway to product knowledge. Points were also awarded for the quality of the food with everything being critiqued from the crispness of the batter, to the texture of chips, to the flakiness of the fish.

Good Food Bradford Award

Towngate Fisheries has been awarded a Gold Good Food Award recognising its efforts to offer healthier menu choices to its customers.

The Good Food Awards were set up in 2013 by West Yorkshire Trading Standards and Bradford Council. They recognise efforts by fast food outlet in the Bradford district to reduce saturated fats and sugars in food served, which goes towards reducing the high levels of obesity in Bradford as well as the risk of strokes. It also helps boost heart health in the city.

For more information on the award visit the Trading Standards website.

ThreeBestRated – one of the three best fish and chip shops in Bradford

Towngate Fisheries has recently been chosen as one of the three best fish and chip shops in Bradford by website ThreeBestRated.

The top companies in each category are selected based on customer reviews, number of complaints, customer satisfaction ratings, cost and overall general excellence.

You can see our listing at the following link:

Officially ‘Best Chippy Chips’ in Yorkshire – two years running!

As part of the The Choice Chip Awards, Towngate Fisheries, Bradford have been voted ‘Best Chippy Chips’ in Yorkshire in both 2013 and 2014, as voted for by our loyal customers.

The competition was run as part of National Chip Week. Over 500 fish and chip shops across the country battled it out to be crowned the best with over 35,000 votes being cast each year. Thanks to everyone who voted for us.

Seafish Fish and Chip Shop of the Year

Towngate Fisheries was the Yorkshire Area Winner of the Seafish Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Competition 2007/8, making it one of the top 20 shops in the UK.

Towngate Fisheries – Award Winners

Towngate Fisheries shop interior

Our Lite Bite with Peas (small fish, small chips and peas) contains just 571 calories and 24 grams of fat

Our standard Fish and Chips contain less than half the fat of a Domino’s Medium Size, Classic Crust Meateor Pizza

Best fish and chips in the world! It’s official!