A POOLE fish and chip shop has again been shortlisted as one of the UK’s top 12 in a national competition.

Lakeside Fish & Chips at Lifeboat Quay is a finalist in the Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year, part of the 2015 National Fish and Chip Awards organised by Seafish.

The restaurants were appraised on criteria ranging from the quality of their food to restaurant facilities, marketing and customer service.

Paul Williams, chief executive of Seafish, said: “We are greatly impressed with the high level of standard and professionalism of entrants in this year’s awards. The shortlisted restaurants are deserving top 12 semi-finalists.”

The top three restaurants will be selected as finalists, who will then progress to the prestigious awards ceremony at The Lancaster London Hotel on January 20, 2015, where the overall national winner will be crowned.

Lakeside has been voted best Dorset fish and chip shop two years running in 2011 and 2012.