John Dorys Ballyhackamore Wins Award

THE team behind a Ballyhackamore fish and chip shop is on its way to London after being named the best in the province yesterday.

John Dory’s on the Upper Newtownards Road was named the regional winner in the flagship Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award category of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish, the authority on seafood.

The shop, is one of 10 regional entries hailed as the crème de le crème of the UK fish frying industry.

“Our staff at John Dory , are very competitive and have loved the chance to compete against the best within our industry,” said owner Mark Polley.

“It’s a learning experience for all of us and each year the bar is raised higher making us work harder which makes the sense of achievement greater with each passing round.

The finalists will now make a final presentation to and be quizzed by a ‘Dragons Den’ style panel of specialist media and industry judges on January 21.

The winner will be announced the next day at an awards ceremony at The Lancaster London hotel hosted by Michelin-starred chef Jean Christophe Novelli.


Source: Belfast Newsletter

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