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Media Release - The search for Australia’s best fish and chips splashes to half-way point

 20 May 2019

Australians from all over the country are casting their vote to decide who will net the 2019 award for best Fish and Chips.

Now reaching tipping point with three weeks left for consumers to decide who serves the best fish out of water, fry pans and grills are hotting up as Fish and Chips enthusiasts vie for their vote “Fish and Chip lovers are encouraged to get on-board and tell Australia why their favourite Fish and Chipper brings the best Fish and Chips to the table” Says Awards’ manager Peter Horvat.

Fish and Chips are a cultural staple of Australian cuisine and much like many other elements of Australian society, the history of fish and chips is one of multicultural influences, spanning Spain and Portugal (fried fish), France and Belgian (potato chips), and finally Britain where the first recorded fish and chip combination made the history books in 1860.

The dish fast gained popularity, sailing across oceans to reach Australia, credited as being served up for the first time in 1879.

In its third year, the National Fish and Chips Awards are the only Australia-wide event that supports local Fish and Chips businesses and celebrates Fish and Chips excellence. The proud organiser of the event, the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC), uses this initiative to educate consumers on the sustainability of Australia’s fisheries and the wide range of seafood options on offer.

Chosen by consumers, the People’s Choice award allows Fish and Chips lovers to nominate and vote for the Fish and Chips that have them hooked. Voting is cast against a set of five criteria, to ensure the best is found: Taste, service, choice, information and presentation.

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Voting for the awards across all states and territories will close Friday 31 May 2019.

With places on the leadership board moving weekly, any-‘fin’ is possible at this stage of the awards!

To avoid a ‘turtle’ disaster, keep ‘clam’ and vote for the Fish and Chips that have you hooked!

Mid-point National leader board top ten as at 20/5/19:

 

Shop Name

Shop Address

Shop City

Shop State

Shop Post Code

1

Costa's Seafood Cafe

1B/108 Old Cleveland Rd

CAPALABA

QLD

4157     

2

Pelican Rocks Cafe

117 Greenwell Point Rd

GREENWELL POINT

NSW

2540     

3

Trident Fish Bar

4 Gellibrand St

QUEENSCLIFF

VIC

3225     

4

Banksia Fish Shop

231A Banksia St

IVANHOE

VIC

3079     

5

Fresh Coral Seafoods

Mudgeeraba Market - Shop 30/3 Swan Lane

MUDGEERABA

QLD

4213     

6

Beach Street Seafoods

1 Wallis St Cnr Beach St

FORSTER

NSW

2428     

7

Pinjarra Fish and Chips

Shop 2/2 Peel St

PINJARRA

WA

6208     

8

Fraggle's Fish and Chips

297 Invermay Rd

INVERMAY

TAS

7250     

9

Dolphin Fish Shop and Take Away

284B Marion Rd

NETLEY

SA

5037     

10

Hooked on Middleton Beach

12/20 Adelaide Cres

MIDDLETON BEACH

WA

6330     


How to vote:

  1. Visit the voting page via the Fish and Chips Awards website,
  2. Enter your email address,
  3. Choose your store (start typing and select),
  4. Give the shop a rating against the five criteria,
  5. Click the vote button,
  6. Please note: you will receive an email asking you to verify your vote. You must click the link for your vote to be counted.


If you love Fish and Chips get online and vote for your favourite shop via the Awards website
www.fishandchipsawards.com.au

To find out more about the Fish and Chips Awards go to: www.fishandchipsawards.com.au or follow the awards on the Australian Fish and Chips Awards Facebook site: catchoftheyear (www.facebook.com/catchoftheyear). 

Media Contact: FRDC: Peter Horvat – General Manager – Communications, Trade and Marketing – peter.horvat@frdc.com.au; 02 6285 0414 or 0415 933 557

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