The chips are down and a Market Deeping fish shop is just hours away from finding out whether it has battered its opposition to be named best in Britain.
After numerous mystery shopper visits and an intense judging day in the shop, the Boundary Fish and Chip Take Away in High Street was named East Midlands regional winner and will attend the national finals at the Lancaster London Hotel for the title of Best Independent Fish and Chip Shop tomorrow (Wednesday).
This is the third time the Boundary has been judged Best Regional Fish and Chip Take Away and has numerous other awards, including Contribution to the Community.
Two years ago it was also voted The Best Fish and Chip Take Away in the competition run by East Midlands Newspapers.
The Boundary has been part of the community for over 70 years and is very active in supporting local events and organisations. These include being main sponsors of the Deepings Raft Day last year and raising over £1,500 for the Mayor’s Charities.
During the Christmas period, the shop delivered free fish and chips to the Peterborough Soup Kitchen to feed the homeless, as well as delivering free Christmas lunches to elderly groups in the community and to Voyage Care, which is a local disability group in the Deepings.
Blair Butler, general manager, said: “What makes us the best is that we source only sustainably caught fish and the best potatoes available from local farms.
“We use the best oil available to cook our product in and make sure that the temperatures we cook at ensure that our product is consistently the best.”
Mr Butler praised the great team of people who work at the Boundary and their commitment.
He said: “It is a wonderful achievement to represent the East Midlands at the national finals.
“To be in the best ten of over 9,000 shops in Britain is a great accolade in itself.”