Last week, Chris Evans MP visited Fish Kitchen 1854 in Maesycwmmer, are in the Top 10 for the Takeaway of the Year at the National Fish and Chip Awards 2023.
Fish Kitchen 1854, which is named after the nearby Hengoed/Maesycwmmer Viaduct, opened in 2018 and is run by school headteacher Lee Humphreys and his wife, Samantha.
The local fish and chip shop has been nominated in the category for the ‘Takeaway of the Year’, which is considered the top category at the National Fish and Chip Awards. Despite only being in its fifth year, Fish Kitchen 1854 has reached the Top 10 in The National Federation of Fish Friers annual National Fish and Chips Award.
They are joined by a range of fish and chip shops from across the UK, including shops from Whitley Bay Hornsea, Pudsey, Sherburn in Elmet, Westhill, Bath, Doncaster and Largs. Another fish and chip shop in Caerphilly has also been nominated, Shipdeck which is located in Trethomas.
Mr Evans had the chance to try their fish and their renowned chips, which have been nominated in the Top 5 for the Field to Frier category, recognising excellence in potato knowledge, care and chip preparation.
The award ceremony will be held on the 28th February in London and will be Hosted by The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF).
Chris Evans MP said
‘I am so proud of Fish Kitchen 1854 in making it to the Top 10 for the Takeaway of the Year.
Lee and Samantha very kindly welcomed me in to try their legendary fish and chips, and I think they would be a worthy winner of the top spot. I really hope they win in London in few weeks time.
Local businesses are the beating heart of our community, and I am so pleased to see our local fish and chip shops across Caerphilly are getting the recognition they deserve.’