Marishells Chippy of Ecclesfield has scooped a presitgious Fish and Chip Quality award – the first and only shop in Sheffield to hold the title.
The National Federation of Fish Friers runs the scheme as a way of raising standards within the fish and chip trade.
Owner Marie Slingsby said: “I am very proud to have achieved this award after 33 years at this shop.
“I want to thank my daughter Shelly as well as my loyal team and all the customers who have supported me through the years.”
The scheme is a way of rewarding and promoting shops that provide good quality products and high standards of hygiene, as well as friers who show a high level of competence.
One customer who has been getting his fish and chips at this shop since childhood said: “I can honestly say I’ve never found a better chippy.
“All the customers know it and with this award they’ve proved it.”
To qualify, each shop has to go through an inspection by an NFFF Approved Assessor who assesses the shop’s presentation, hygiene and cleanliness, staff training, equipment, frying and sales skills.
Most importantly the assessor tests and tastes the quality of the cooked product.
Paul Douris, a representative from the NFFF, said: “This award sets the new benchmark for quality within the industry.
“It will signal to the consumer that they can buy with confidence where the award is displayed, and it will encourage more outlets to raise their standards.”
Each Fish and Chip Quality Award is valid for two years.
Fans can find Marishells at 21 to 23 St Mary’s Lane, Ecclesfield, Sheffield.