TWO chippies in Poole have ‘battered’ the competition to make the UK’s list of Best Fish & Chip Takeaways.

All-Ways Fryday in Hamworthy and Lakeside Fish and Chips at Lifeboat Quay were selected out of more than 10,000 establishments across the country.

The national accolades follow an extensive six month search by leading trade publication Fry Magazine which includes a visit from a mystery diner who marks the chippy on over 40 aspects of their business from the quality of the food and customer service to cleanliness and value for money.

Ken Mackenzie, owner, of All-Ways Fryday, aka Ken The Cod said: “After such a devastating fire in December 2015 we are well and truly back proving again that the awards just keep coming.

“The secret of our success is that we care and we have such a fantastic team of dedicated staff and the most loyal customers. Thank you all so much.”

Jason Leese who runs Lakeside Fish and Chips with his brother Wayne said: “We are a family run business. My brother and I have been doing this since we left school in 1987.

“There are around 11,000 fish and chip shops in the UK so we we are really pleased to make the list. We always make sure that every meal that leaves our premises is made to the best of our ability.”

Reece Head, competition organiser, said: “Once again we’ve got a fantastic list of fish and chip shops spanning the breadth of the UK who put their all into their business, their staff and their food.

“With margins getting tighter for fish and chip shop owners and more competition than ever before, it’s a tough business to be in these days, but these shops are going out there, investing in their business, motivating their staff, staying up-to-date with the latest food trends and em-bracing technology.

“But more importantly, they are giving their customers what they want - top quality food and great customer service in at-tractive, inviting surroundings. And that’s the key to a successful business and a successful future for fish and chips.

“Our mystery diners are the toughest customers of all to please so we’re delighted to say these shops all made the grade and we welcome them to our list of the 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways.”