An Eastleigh Fish and Chip shop has been listed as one of the best in the UK as it competes to be named Takeaway of the Year. 

Mike's Traditional Fish & Chips in Spring Lane has been included in the top 20 best chip shops as part of The National Fish and Chips Awards. 

The popular eatery was selected following an intense assessment which saw entrants measured up against criteria such as environmental best practice, product knowledge and employer accountability. 

The selected chippies will now proceed to the next round of the Takeaway of the Year judging stages having been whittled down from an original shortlist of forty. 

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 Andrew Crook, president at the National Federation of Fish Friers, which organises the awards, said: “The level of detail we require entrants to provide hasn’t phased our shortlisted businesses and they are hitting every mark.

"The award officials have gone back and forth and around in circles choosing the 20 finalists; it’s not been an easy task, so what a brilliant achievement for those that are moving forward.”

Industry leaders will continue further review of the shortlist, including mystery visits to whittle it down to 10 competitors. Stay ‘tuna-d’ for the awards ceremony on 28 February 2024 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London when the winner will be announced.