Whitley Bay restaurant nets prestigious award
A Whitley Bay restaurant has battered the competition to be named the best in the country.
Trenchers Restaurant, based in the Spanish City, has been crowned winner of the Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award at the National Fish & Chip Awards 2020.
The awards, organised by Seafish, celebrate true excellence in the fish and chip industry.
Trenchers battled it out with four other shortlisted finalist businesses to take home the prestigious title of Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year, scoring highly during mystery visits to its premises to gauge quality standards.
Key award judging criteria included great customer service, superb fish and chips and maintaining a first-class dining experience.
Judges also looked for excellence in menu development and innovation; responsible sourcing policies, staff training and marketing activity; with Trenchers consistently impressed the judges and excelling in every category.
Marcus Coleman, chief executive at Seafish, said: “Congratulations to the team at Trenchers Restaurant on winning Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year, and following on from their sister restaurant in Whitby which netted the title last year.
“When consumers opt to dine-in for their fish suppers, businesses are expected to provide a first class dining experience which rivals traditional takeaway fish and chip shops.
“This category recognises fish and chip restaurants that excel in every aspect of the judging criteria and Trenchers Restaurant impressed across the board.
“We wish them the best of luck for the future.”
Award category sponsor Alan Pearce, field sales manager at Goldensheaf, added: “Trenchers Restaurant offered up a masterclass in how best to execute sit-in dining for fish and chips – showing true excellence in every way.
“It’s a pleasure to sponsor this award category, as you get to observe first-hand the hard work and commitment that each of the entrants shows.
“We’d like to offer our congratulations to them and wish them all the best in their future business endeavours.”