The Dolphin Takeaway in Dungannon, has claimed the title of Northern Ireland’s top fish and chip shop, as part of the 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.
Competing to be crowned Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year, The Dolphin Takeaway will now ‘fry’ for glory against the nine other regional winners, one from each judging region in the UK*, as they vie for the ultimate title - the ‘best fish and chip shop’ in the UK.
Held in London on 19 January 2016, this final judging round will determine the overall national winner that will be announced at an awards ceremony taking place at The Lancaster London Hotel on 20 January 2016.
Malachy Mallon, owner of The Dolphin Takeaway, commented: “This news is just mind-blowing; our wee chippy in County Tyrone is No 1 in Northern Ireland.
“We’re absolutely thrilled and I can’t explain how happy I am for all of our hardworking fryers.
“We’re so excited to be just one step away from the coveted UK title but we’re bracing ourselves for fierce competition - any chippy that makes it to this stage is a force to be reckoned with, but we will definitely give it our best battering.
“The awards have been a massive gateway to success for us and this recent development places us firmly on the UK map. With Northern Ireland set to celebrate a ‘Year of Food and Drink’ in 2016, the timing couldn’t be better and you can guarantee that we’re going to be flying the fly for fish and chips.”