A DORSET chippy has made the top ten list of the National Fish and Chip Awards 2020.

Something Else Fishy at Milborne Port, Sherborne will now compete for the chance to take home the coveted title of the UK’s best fish and chip restaurant.

The restaurant award category is open to all UK fish and chip businesses with a sit-in restaurant at the main business location.

The National Fish & Chip Awards recognise outstanding restaurants across the country that are serving incredible fish and chips and providing excellent customer service.

Shortlisted businesses have gone above and beyond to secure their place in this stage of the competition.

Marcus Coleman, chief executive at Seafish, said: “The UK is world-renowned for fish and chip takeaways, but there are plenty of incredible restaurants serving tasty, healthy fish and chips to sit in customers day in day out.

“We have 10 of these exceptional restaurants represented in this list. Each is a credit to our industry and we wish them all good luck in the final round of judging.”

Award sponsor Alan Pearce, field sales manager at Goldensheaf, added: “These top 10 restaurants have proven themselves to be focused on providing the best sit in fish and chips dining experience available in the UK today. Each of them excels in a number of different areas from the quality of food they offer through to their commitment to sustainability and the way in which they support and develop their staff. Any one of them would make a worthy winner, best of luck to them all.”

The winner of the Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards’ 32nd anniversary ceremony in London on January 23 in 2019.

The awards celebrate excellence in the UK Fish and Chip industry showcasing the best businesses in 14 award categories each year. The award is not just based on food quality but also sustainable sourcing of key ingredients and staff training.

Fish and chips is the UK’s national dish and is a source of protein, carbohydrate and many essential vitamins and minerals.