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Frankie's Fish & Chip Shop, Shetland

Naaah, Chippers Far Better

Representatives of two award-winning fish and chip(French Fries) shops from Scotland were thronged by eager customers at a luxury Japanese department store as part of an annual showcase of the best of British fare. (Graphic of Osaka at night via Wikimedia Commons )

Long queues formed at the Hankyu shop in Osaka - considered to be Japan's version of Harvey Nichols or Harrods - for a taste of Frankie's fish and chips flown all the way from Shetland.

Frankie's manager Carlyn Kearney traveled more than 5,000 miles after being invited to attend following the chipper's awards as the best independent takeaway fish and chip shop in Scotland for the past two years.

Located in Brae, on the shores of Busta Voe, Shetland, Frankie's is No.1 Fish & Chip Shop in the UK in the National Fish & Chip Awards (2015), No.1 Fish & Chip Shop in Scotland (2014 & 2015) and Best Eatery in the Highlands & Island Food & Drink Awards (2014).

Ms Kearney was joined by Calum Richardson of The Bay in Stonehaven, which won the number one fish and chip shop title two years ago.

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Tam O'Ranter
May 2014

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