Black's Finest Fish & Chips in Lancaster has been announced as finalists in the National Federation of Fish Friers Quality Award ‘Champion’ Award for the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.

Black's Finest Fish & Chips will now compete against fellow fish and chips contenders – Fochabers Fish Bar in Fochabers, Morayshire and Shillingfords in Neath, West Glamorgan – as they vie for the top title in this award category, as part of what are regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the fish frying industry.


Now in its fifth year, the NFFF Quality Award ‘Champion’ Award was created as an extension to the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) quality accreditation scheme – a rigorous industry benchmark that was launched in January 2011. It is only open to businesses holding an already existing NFFF Quality Award and crowns the ultimate ‘champion’ of the prestigious accreditation programme.

Designed to acknowledge fish and chip businesses that continue to raise the standards of the nation’s fish and chips, it rewards shops and restaurants that achieve the perfect balance between quality products, clean hygienic premises, outstanding shop appearance and highly trained staff.

Culminating in an awards ceremony in London on 26 January 2017, The National Fish & Chip Awards are recognised as one of the most prominent and respected seafood industry events in the UK.