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Kent takeaway reaches final two in bid to become Fish and Chip Shop of the Year - but which one is it?

PUBLISHED: 11:03 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:03 05 September 2017

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Now it’s a head-to-head battle in a bid to reach January’s grand final

The top two fish and chip shops in London and the south east have today been revealed - and Kent has a contender for the crown.

The National Fish & Chip Awards had seen a shortlist of six reach the final for the regional crown and that has now been whittled down to just two.

The winner will then go head-to-head with other chippies around the country in a bid to win the title of the nation’s best.

And the final two includes the Newington Fish Bar in Ramsgate.

It will now look to batter Henley’s of Wivenhoe in Colchester to land what are known as the Oscars of the fish and chip industry.

Regular contender Papa’s Barn in Ditton had been in the running but failed to reach the final two.

The Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award is one of 15 categories in the 2018 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish, which campaigns on behalf of the seafood industry.

Hailing from across the country, the competing shops have had their frying skills put to the test as well as being assessed against a variety of judging criteria, including menu development and innovation, sustainable sourcing policies, staff training processes and marketing activity.

With 20 still in the running, that list will be cut down to just 10 following judging this week.

They will then go forward to the final stage of the contest to be held in London in January.

Marcus Coleman, chief executive at Seafish, said: “Fish and chips are Britain’s national dish, loved by millions across the country. With their origins dating back to the 1860s, we’re proud to continue raising the quality with this competition, ensuring that the high quality standards that have helped make it the national’s favourite dish continue to be met for generations to come.

“Our Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award is the highest accolade for a fish and chip shop to win. This category is renowned for its fierce competition and our top 20 showcase the best talent that there is in the sector right now.

“As London and south east England’s top shops go head-to-head to secure their place in the final, I’ll look forward to seeing who fry’s out on top.”

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