Bishopstoke fish and chip shop, Mike’s Traditional Fish & Chips, has been named as a finalist in the Top 20 Takeaway of the Year, in the National Fish and Chip Awards.

The family-run chippy is the only chip shop to be nominated in the wider Southampton area.

The 20 finalists were selected following an extensive judging process of the top 40 fish and chip takeaways, which were announced last month.

The Takeaway of the Year category is sponsored by Pukka Pies, McWhinneys, Smales, VA Whitley, Friars Pride, Henry Colbecks and B D Signs.

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The winner will be announced at The National Fish and Chip Awards, hosted by The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF), on the February 28 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

Andrew Crook, president at the NFFF, said: “We received such a high standard of applications this year, for this category in particular, making it a very difficult yet rewarding judging process! The top 20 really demonstrate a strong commitment to the fish and chip industry and to the British public, so we’re thrilled to see so many shortlisted from across the country. Congratulations to everyone involved, this is a massive achievement in itself.”

For further information on the National Fish and Chip Awards 2023, visit