A POPULAR fish shop is frying high in a competition to find the best chips in the country.
Fish Face, on The Front, at Seaton Carew, is in the top five of an online vote against other chip shops throughout the UK.
And despite only being open 18 months, customers obviously feel the chippy is worth it’s ‘plaice’ near the top of the pile.
Punters have also filled in more than 1,000 forms which will be sent off and added to the online vote ahead of the winning chip shop being announced during Chip Week from February 18-24.
The takeaway and restaurant is owned and ran by the Atkinson family, David, 45, his wife Susan, 45, their son David, 27, and his fiancé, Nicola Darley, 26.
David snr, who lives in Creswell Road, in Hartlepool, and is also a dad of Shane, 23, who is restaurant manager, said: “We are going strong in the vote.
“Obviously it’s against chip shops throughout the country so the standard is very high but we are trying to get as many votes as we can.”
David said feedback from customers about the chips has been excellent from day one but refused to shed any light on the popular chippy’s recipe.
“That would be telling,” he laughed.
“But in all seriousness it’s all down to what you buy in, if you buy the best stock it shows and that is what we do.”
His son David, a dad-of-three who lives in Hazel Grove, added: “I’m over the moon with how we are doing in the vote at the minute.”
To vote visit www.chips.lovepotatoes.co.uk