Whitby chip shop the nation's best

A fish and chip shop in North Yorkshire has been crowned the UK's top chippy.
  •  Stuart and Adrian Fusco of Quayside in Whitby, north Yorkshire, with with celebrity chef Jean Christophe Novelli after they were crowned the best UK fish and chip shop in the National Fish and Chip Awards 2014
    Last updated: 23 January 2014, 10:45 GMT

    A fish and chip shop in North Yorkshire has been crowned the UK's top chippy.

    Quayside in Whitby, run by the Fusco family, scooped first place at the National Fish and Chip Awards.

    Adrian Fusco put their success down to the quality of their ingredients.

    "We were commended for our sustainable fish," he explained.

    "We want to feel confident that as a family our next generation will be able to sell the same great quality fish and chips. We're here for the long term."

    The Fusco family have been in the fish and chip business for 50 years, with Adrian and his brother Stuart the third generation to work in the trade.

    They received the award in a ceremony at the Lancaster London hotel, London, hosted by Michelin-starred French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli.

    Adrian Fusco, 36, added: "It's fantastic to get this accolade and bring it back to Whitby.

    "It's a place a lot of people remember from childhood. They have memories of walking down the pier next to the sea and eating fish and chips."

    His brother Stuart, 37, said: "People love coming to Whitby. It's synonymous with fish and chips. There's probably more fish and chip shops per square mile there than anywhere else in the world."

    He added: "We live and breathe fish and chips."

    Frankie's Fish and Chips in Brae, Shetland earned second place, while Papa's Barn in Ditton, Kent came third.

    Last updated: 23 January 2014, 10:45 GMT

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