A Glasgow-based fry has just been named the best in Scotland and among the top 10 in the UK.
Catch, on Gibson Street in the west of the city, has been named one of the UK’s best fish and chips restaurants in Fry Magazine’s annual Top Industry Experts Awards.
The news comes as no less than nine Scottish takeaways have also been named among the top 50 in the UK as part of the awards.
Mystery judges visited each establishment unannounced to taste the food and assess key aspects of the business, from the cleanliness of the premises to the knowledge and professionalism of the staff, as well as their presence on social networks.
Taking to social media, the Catch team said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce that our West End branch has been recognized as one of the best fish and chip restaurants in the whole of the UK – the only restaurant in Scotland to make the list!”
Comments from Fry Mag’s expert mystery restaurant who visited Catch included naming their battered haddock as the “best battered fish” they had ever eaten.
They said, “The batter was light, not greasy in any way. The fish was perfectly seasoned. It’s a truly amazing fish.”
They added that the king prawn taco was also “amazing”, with the prawns cooked to perfection, the sauce having the “perfect level of spice”.
Contest organizer Reece Head said: “We are delighted to announce this year’s winners. The awards recognize and celebrate the hard work, passion and dedication these operators put into running their businesses.
“It has been a difficult few years for the industry, particularly for restaurants which have had to deal with closures, but operators have continued to adapt, motivating their workforce and investing in new ones. equipment and systems that saw them come out stronger on the other side. and in a better position.
“Our Top 50 Takeout and Top 10 Restaurant winners truly represent the best in the business and they continue to showcase fish and chips as a high-quality, value-for-money meal- price.”
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