Hartlepool takeaway named among UK’s best

Staff at Chippizza on Raby Road are celebrating after winning a Just Eat award after receiving great customer feedback. Alistair Lay (left) with takeaway owner Shah Shabazi.
Staff at Chippizza on Raby Road are celebrating after winning a Just Eat award after receiving great customer feedback. Alistair Lay (left) with takeaway owner Shah Shabazi.

A TAKEAWAY is celebrating after winning a slice of success at an awards ceremony.

Chippizza, was the proud recipient of a 2015 Just Eat Tried and Tasted award, thanks to the customer feedback it received on the Just Eat website.

Staff at Chippizza on Raby Road are celebrating after winning a Just Eat award after receiving great customer feedback. Owner Shah Shabazi.

Staff at Chippizza on Raby Road are celebrating after winning a Just Eat award after receiving great customer feedback. Owner Shah Shabazi.

The Raby Road eaterie was recognised on the basis of its food quality, delivery time and customer service.

Shah Shabazi, Chippizza’s owner, said: “It’s fantastic to be rewarded for all of our hard work and I want to thank all of the staff.

“This is not an easy thing to achieve as there is a lot of competition in Hartlepool.

“They called us to let us know we had been nominated and then the certificate saying we won arrived in the post.”

We were the only place in Hartlepool to get an award and there’s 67 places in town that are members of Just Eat.

The award puts Chippizza in a very exclusive club in Hartlepool, as Shah explains.

He said: “We were the only place in Hartlepool to get an award and there’s 67 places in town that are members of Just Eat.”

To win, restaurants must have received more than 100 reviews on the Just Eat website and received an average rating of at least 4.5 out of 6.

Reviews are investigated by Just Eat and verified as genuine to ensure only the most deserving takeaways are rewarded.

Staff at Chippizza on Raby Road are celebrating after winning a Just Eat award after receiving great customer feedback. Owner Shah Shabazi.

Staff at Chippizza on Raby Road are celebrating after winning a Just Eat award after receiving great customer feedback. Owner Shah Shabazi.

Chippizza opened in December 2009 and was named after its signature dishes. Shah added: “Our most popular dishes are fish and chips and our pizzas such as pepperoni and our Asian special.” Just Eat has been in operation since 2001 when it was started by five Danish entrepreneurs. It now has 40,800 restaurants across 13 countries.

Staff at Chippizza on Raby Road are celebrating after winning a Just Eat award after receiving great customer feedback. The gang's all here. From left are Kim Fryer, Kim Hutchinson, Alistair Lay from Just Eat, owner Shah Shabazi, Diane Crossling and Sophie Idderson.

Staff at Chippizza on Raby Road are celebrating after winning a Just Eat award after receiving great customer feedback. The gang's all here. From left are Kim Fryer, Kim Hutchinson, Alistair Lay from Just Eat, owner Shah Shabazi, Diane Crossling and Sophie Idderson.