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Awards & Recognition

UK WINNER: Seafish Fish & Chip Shop of the Year 2008/09

Seafish Fish & Chip Shop 2008 / 09
Wiiner 0f Seafish Fish & Chip Shop 2008 / 09
UK Winner - Seafish Fish & Chip Shop 2008 / 09

Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2008/09

Contribution to the Local Community Award - January 2009
UK Fish & Chip Shop of the Year 2008/09
Regional Winner - Scotland

November 2008
Local Community Award
Regional Winner

Fife Business Excellence Awards 2008
Winner: People Development
Fife Business Excellence Award
Fife Business Excellence Award
Rothes Halls, Glenrothes ~ March 2008

Seafish Fish & Chip Shop of the Year Competition UK
Winner 2007/08

Staff Training & Development Award
Fish & Chip Shop of the Year
Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London ~ January 2008

Scottish Thistle Award
Scottish Thistle Awards 2007 Finalist
People Development Award
Awards Presentation
Scottish Thistle Award Winners
E.I.C.C. ~ October 2007
Gala Dinner
Ready for the Thistle Awards Gala Dinner
October 2007


Seafish Fish & Chip Shop of the Year Competition
Area Winner 2007/08

October 2007



Local Hero 07UKTV Food
Local Food Hero 2007

We were delighted to hear we had made it through to the final six ‘Local Food Heroes’ as voted for by viewers on the Gary Rhodes TV programme of the same name.

This involved us in the filming for the TV series with Scotland’s own ‘food hero’ Tom Lewis of Monachyle Mohr fame interviewing us whilst enjoying a freshly cooked fish supper. Now bearing in mind this man also happens to own his own fish and chip shop in Callander (Mohr Fish), we were giving away no secrets when it came to divulging the contents of our batter!

We travelled south to the Plymouth TV studios (September 2007) to film the big cook-off for Gary Rhodes himself, taking with us some of the finest local prawns, prime Scottish haddock from John Buchan’s ‘Ocean Venture’ and our own-smoked haddock cutlets accompanied by a bag of our premium potatoes (local too, of course!)

We met so many interesting, friendly people during the making of this programme – who, like ourselves have a true passion for their job and go out their way to source only the best quality local food available for their customers.



Eat ScotlandEatScotland Silver 2007
EatScotland Silver 2008

We are delighted to receive a prestigious EatScotland Silver Award for the second year running in recognition of the “high standards of cuisine, service and the overall eating out experience” customers receive at Anstruther Fish Bar.

These awards were launched by the Scottish Tourist Board in 2007 in a bid to boost standards in eating establishments across Scotland and celebrate excellence, and ultimately boost tourism by changing perceptions of Scottish cuisine on a worldwide scale.

As one of only 48 award winners we are now listed alongside other famous eateries such as The Three Chimneys, The Witchery, The Oloroso Restaurant and The Westin Turnberry as recommended dining experiences in Scotland.

Scotland’s ‘Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2006 – 07’

Alison, Robert and family are delighted to announce The Anstruther Fish Bar has just been awarded the coveted title of Scotland’s ‘Fish and Chip Shop of the Year 2006 – 07’ for the third time in 6 years. Standards this year were especially high, with competition coming from The Townhead Café in Biggar, Lanarkshire as the other Scottish semi-finalist.

AFish & chip shop of the yearThis annual competition, organised by industry body Seafish and now
in its 19th year, is one of the biggest events in the frying sector diary. Seafish recognises and awards fish and chip shops for producing the best fish & chips in the UK in an excellent environment.

The Seafish Industry Authority offers a wealth of knowledge, skills and support across the whole seafood industry including the catching sector, processors, retailers, restaurants, fish and chip shops through to the consumer and has gone a long way in helping raise the profile of the UK’s 11,500 fish and chip shops while also increasing public awareness of the health benefits associated with including more seafood as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

Seafish Friers Award
Seafish Frier’s Quality Award
2008, 2007, 2006
2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

Scottish Fish & Chip Shop of the Year 2006 / 07
Scottish Fish & Chip Shop of the Year 2001 / 02
Scottish Fish & Chip Shop of the Year 2000 / 01
EatScoltand Scottish Tourist Board award
EatScotland Quality Award 2006 & 2005

Les Routiers Award 2005
Winners of Les Routiers’ prestigious Café of the Year Award for Scotland.
Presentation at The Four Seasons Hotel, Park Lane, London Sep 2005

Best Fish & Chip Shop Award 2004
‘Best of British’ Awards.
Traditional Homes & Period Living Magazine
Runner-up. Highly commended.
Scotland’s Café of the Year Award 2006



Robert & Alison with Colin & Justin In recent years however, the reputation of the Fish Bar has been
recognised on a more national level. As well as being recommended
in numerous newspaper and magazine editorials, the Anstruther Fish Bar has appeared in many national television and radio programmes such
as 'Scottish Passport', 'The Holiday Programme', 'Scotland's Larder' and most recently the live BBC Radio Scotland's road shows hosted by the famous duo Colin & Justin and Scotland's own Brian Burnett and Vic Galloway from the BBC Campervan outside the shop!


The Good Food Guide


Anstruther Fish Bar - recommended in the Good Food Guide 2008



During 2004, Talking Island Productions made a lengthy feature on the success of the business for Japanese television, while American Golfing Presenter, Chad Maulmsby filmed part of an episode of The Wandering Golfer, The Fine Living Channel (USA) from the kitchen and restaurant of the Fish Bar! Visits from Gaelic Kids TV, occasional German, Swedish and various other film crews, all desperate to get an insight into the fish and chip industry, have finally got the staff enjoying their moment of TV fame!

Friendly serving staff
Customers enjoying their fish supper

Over the years the Anstruther Fish Bar has built up a large and loyal customer base. We would not be where we are today without our local customers and would like to thank them for their patronage.

To all our hardworking staff – well done and thank you!

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