Linford’s Traditional Fish & Chips in Market Deeping has been named as one of the UK’s 10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants 19/2020 - the only chippy in the The Deepings to make the prestigious list.
The accolade follows an extensive search by leading trade publication Fry Magazine to find those takeaways serving up the finest fish suppers.
To make the 10 Best, Linford’s had to impress a mystery diner who visited unannounced and marked the restaurant on over 40 aspects of their business from the quality of the food and customer service to cleanliness and value for money.
Linford’s scored an impressive 94% with the mystery diner particularly praising the perfect light & crispy batter, coating the perfectly cooked flaky and moist fish.
“The generous portion of fish was flaky and moist, it was cooked through thoroughly and was piping hot. The batter was kept crisp as the fish was perfectly cooked,” was just one of the positive comments alongside customer service with the mystery diner noting: “The staff were well presented and customer focused.”
Chris Pithey, owner, of Linford’s, said: “It is an honour to win such an award especially in these difficult times. It is a testament to all of our staff that we can win awards like this.”
Reece Head, competition organiser, comments: “It’s been a tough year for fish and chip shops with rising potato and fish prices putting pressure on shops’ margins. On top of this, restaurants are now dealing with the difficult issue of coronavirus, so it’s with great pleasure that we bring some positive news at this tough time.
“All those that have made our 10 Best Restaurants operate to the highest standards, never cut corners and day-in, day-out bring piping hot, freshly cooked fish and chips to the table. Many of these restaurants are at the heart of the community and without them our high streets, town centres, cities and shopping malls just wouldn’t be the same.
“We are proud of all our winners as there is so much more to running a small business these days and these restaurants are on top of every aspect, whether it’s sourcing sustainably, being environmentally responsible, introducing click and collect and deliveries and taking card payments. They are making fish and chips relevant today and for the future.
“This is just the news many need as they look forward to getting back on their feet and reopening their doors.”
Linfords Traditional Fish & Chips
6 Market Place, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire PE6 8EA