New Zealands best top chip shop has been annonced it was won by Oceanz in Silverdale, located 35km north of Auckland, in this year’s best chip shop competition. Chip shops were judged on the freshness and colour of their chips, shop cleanliness and customer service. Regional finalists were decided through public text voting, mystery judging and chip fat analysis across New Zealand before the six regional winners and the overall winner were then chosen by a panel of judges. Not every F & C shop entered but it gives a pretty clear indication of quality.
But how did the Hutt Valley fair, and where is your local?
The regional finalist for Wellington was from the Hutt Valley and was So Fine Seafood at 2 Tennyson Avenue, Avalon, Lower Hutt.
I have freqented here and must say while not highly visible to the public being off High Street it certainly draws the crowds come Friday. Disappointingly they dont have EFTPOS which I always find annoying, and has caused me to travel further afield on occasion.
As for the rest of the Valley, finalists were:
Moby Dick’s Fish & Chip 51 Witako Street, Lower Hutt
Samo’s Seafood 52 Holdsworth Ave, Upper Hutt
Waterloo Fisheries 1 Hardy Street, Lower Hutt
Blue Island Seafood 131 Randwick Road, Lower Hutt
All competitions aren’t created equal and remember it was for the best chip not the fish, but great result for the Valley.
Whats your favourite?
My winner would be Ocean Blue Seafoods, the most cleanest, polite, prompt service I have had in the Valley. They are at 812 High Street corner of High Street and Park Road.