Captain Jack’s Fish and Chip Shop in Portaferry, Co Down has taken the top gong at the Northern Ireland Fish and Chip Shop Awards. After winning the Best Fish and Chip Shop in Co Down it went on to win the Best overall in Northern Ireland at a ceremony at the Europa Hotel in Belfast.
Portaferry is one of the biggest fishing villages in Northern Ireland, so owners James and Jacqueline Higginson don’t have to go far for their catch which comes from the neighbouring village of Portavogie.
“Our biggest sellers would be cod and prawns. We make our scampi fresh in-house every day and we get through about twenty pounds of prawns a week which is a lot of scampi” says James.
“We couldn’t have done it without our amazing crew and customers, so thank you to them and the Awards organisers” said James.