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Hampshire fish bar scoops award. Lowford Fish Bar in Burlesdon, Hampshire, scooped a ‘people’s choice’ award at the Independent Takeaway Awards 2019.

The awards are organised by restaurant website builder FOODit, a JJ Foodservice company.
The Nationwide Awards cover 10 categories including the ‘Most Unique Dish’ and ‘Most Popular Takeaway.’ New this year were the ‘Best Vegan Menu’ and ‘People’s Choice’ categories.

Voters in Bursledon took to Facebook to vote for Lowford Fish Bar, with several other fish and chip shops also winning awards.

Head of Operations at FOODit, Richard Bradshaw, said: “We want to say a massive well done to our takeaway customers who work tirelessly to serve great-tasting food, market themselves online and maintain the highest levels of service and food hygiene standards.”

Judges were particularly impressed with Hirds Family Fisheries in Leeds who won ‘Most Unique Dish’ for its deep fried chorizo with pesto sauce.

  • Most Popular Takeaway – Rawcliffe Pizzeria, Goole
  • Best Curry Takeaway – Wuli Wuli, Camberwell
  • Most Unique Dish – Hirds Family Fisheries, Halifax (Chorizo fries with pesto mayo)
  • Most Highly Recommended Takeaway – The Chip Inn, Whitwell
  • Best Pizza Takeaway – Edlington Grill, Doncaster
  • Best Vegan Menu – Cedar Lebanese Restaurant, Wimbledon
  • Best Seafood Takeaway – Seagull Fish Bar, Birmingham
  • Best Noodle Takeaway – New Ruby, Belvedere
  • People’s Choice (existing customer) Lowford Fish Bar, Southampton
  • People’s Choice (new customer) The Marina Restaurant, Skegness

Winners are judged based on data from December 2017-18. The ‘Most Unique Dish’ is judged by the FOODit Judging panel and the ‘People’s Choice’ Awards are based on surveys conducted in December 2018.