Chequers has been named as ‘Best Chain of Fish and Chip shops in Northern Ireland’ and Chequers Riverside as ‘Best Fish and Chip Shop in County Derry/Londonderry’ at the first annual NI Fish and Chip Shop Awards which took place at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Saturday night.
The establishment which first opened its doors in October 1987 at Waterside in Coleraine beat off competition from some of the top fryers in Northern Ireland to take the top prize of best chain.
The awards voting commenced on 1st November 2019 and ended on 1st January 2020 with a public voting system to narrow down different fish and chip shops and catering vans that registered for the awards. The top 5 from each category were then independently judged by three separate judges.
A spokesperson for Chequers said ‘A massive thanks to our hard-working staff and management, without you, this would not have been possible. We would also like to thank all the people who voted for us and all our loyal customers throughout the north coast and beyond.’