The country’s best fish & chip shops have been announced with the Great Australian Fish & Chips Award winners revealed for 2021. Each state and territory has a winner with almost 300,000 votes from the public.
Organised by Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), CEO Veronica Papacosta said in a media release, “In every town, across every state and territory, people spruik their fish & chips as number one. So, we’ve listened to the people, and crowned the best fish & chip shops around the country.”
Here are the winners of the Great Australian Fish & Chip Awards 2021 MasterFoods™ People’s Choice Awards:
Costa’s Seafood Cafe, Capalaba
According to the SIA, Queensland had the most votes cast which meant Costa’s received the most votes in the entire competition.
New South Wales
Something Seafood, Callala Bay
Trident Fish Bar, Queenscliff
Fish Out of Water, Hyde Park
Pinjarra Fish & Chips, Pinjarra
Frying Nemo Fish and Chippery, Stuart Park
Australian Capital Territory
The Fish Shack, Civic
The awards are a celebration of the amazing fishers and food service teams who catch and cook the seafood. This year with almost 300,000 votes was the most that has ever been counted.
“After a hard 18 months for Australia’s foodservice industry and our commercial fishers, we encourage everyone to take a night or two off from the kitchen, get together with your friends and family, and support your local takeaway store and your fishers, while you enjoy some Great Australian Fish & Chips,” says the SIA.
“The awards also highlight the importance of buying fresh, local, Australian seafood. It’s important to always ask for Aussie seafood; even why you’re buying fish & chips. Australian seafood is one of the most sustainable protein sources in the world and our fisheries management is world-class. However, close to 70 per cent of seafood eaten in Australia is imported so it’s important you chat to your server about where your seafood is from."
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