UK top ten fish and chip restautant

Wetherby Whaler named one of the UK's 10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants!

The Wetherby Whaler in Guiseley is celebrating after being named one of the UK’s 10 Best Fish & Chip restaurants.

The accolade follows an extensive six month search by Fry Magazine to find those restaurants serving up the finest fish suppers.

To make the 10 Best, Wetherby Whaler had to impress a mystery diner, who visited unannounced and marked the restaurant on over 40 aspects of its business from the quality of the food and customer service to cleanliness and value for money.

With the pass mark set high at 96%, the Whaler scored an impressive 97% from the mystery diner.

Caroline Murphy, Director of Wetherby Whaler, said: “Our Guiseley restaurant has grown to become our flagship branch and we are delighted to be recognised nationally for our quality and service. The bar was set incredibly high in Fry’s extensive judging process and it is a testament to our dedicated team for their consistent hard work in Guiseley, as well as at each of our restaurants and takeaways in Yorkshire.

“We are now looking to build on this success and positivity by continuing to deliver a quality service to our loyal customers and suppliers. Hopefully we will be celebrating further awards success in the future!”

Wetherby Whaler operates five restaurants and takeaways in Yorkshire, in Guiseley, Pudsey, Wakefield, Wetherby and York.

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 embracing technology. But more importantly, they are giving their customers what they want - top quality food and great customer service in attractive, 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 10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants.”

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