Great taste of national success for Moray fish bar

Fochabers Fish Bar - named as one of the Top 50 in the UK.
Fochabers Fish Bar – named as one of the Top 50 in the UK.

PEOPLE IN MORAY need travel no further than Fochabers to enjoy one of the best fish and chip suppers in the country – and that is official.

Fochabers Fish Bar has been named as one of the Top 50 Chip Shop Takeaways in the UK this year – a much prized accolade given out annual by Fry Magazine, one of the industry’s leading publications.

It is the second time the Fochabers shop has won the award – demonstrating, according to Darren Boothroyd, that he and staff are not resting on their fryers and continue to strive for excellence.

Darren said: “We are one of only six shops to be recognised in Scotland and the only shop in our wonderful county of Moray.

“The judging was done over 10 categories ranging from first impressions, food quality, customer service and lasting impressions. I would like to thank our fantastic team at Fochabers for their continued hard work and dedication in giving our customers the best experience possible.”

Reece Head, who is the annual competition organiser, congratulated the winnings chippers, saying: “We know it’s a tough set of criteria our judges lay down and so it takes a lot of hard work, dedication and passion to ensure staff perform day-in-day-out in order to impress our judges when they come in unannounced.

“There are a lot of different facets to running a fish and chip takeaway and those shops that have made the list go over and above the everyday requirements – they deliver exceptional food matched with an equal level of service and atmosphere.

“It could be just a tiny detail that separates those shops that did make the list from those that didn’t, for example the fact that staff wear a name badge or has a menu board on display detailing where the shop’s fish and potatoes are sourced.

“But it’s these little details that can make a big difference and we believe those shops investing that extra time, effort and training deserve to be recognised for their achievements.”