Chip shop of the year 2014 revealed

Michelle Long, Min Fan, Paul Cheng and Sam Cheng of MD's Fishbar inLondon Road, Kettering
Michelle Long, Min Fan, Paul Cheng and Sam Cheng of MD's Fishbar inLondon Road, Kettering

A family-run shop can be unveiled as the winner of the Northants Telegraph’s Chip Shop of the Year 2014.

MD’s Fish Bar, in London Road, Kettering, received the most votes in our contest to be crowned winners.

The Chip Shop of the Year contest, launched in February, was your chance to tell us your favourite fish and chip shop.

Your nominations created our shortlist of 18 and – after three weeks of voting – MD’s Fish Bar emerged triumphant.

Thank you to everyone who nominated, voted and got in touch – we’ve been overwhelmed by the response.

To commemorate their success, we presented MD’s Fish Bar, which has been run by brothers Sam and Paul Cheng for the last 10 years, with our special Chip Shop of the Year 2014 certificate.

The brothers said: “We are over the moon. We have worked hard for this. We have to say thank you to all our loyal customers for their support and for voting for us.”

They say they try to keep a traditional menu and ensure quality is consistently high.

Paul added he was particularly pleased to have won because MD’s entered the contest for the first time this year.

The other shortlisted finalists were Ben’s Chippy, Thrapston; Bignal Fish & Chips, Kettering; Blue Atlantic, Wellingborough; Copperfields, Rushden; Corby Cod, Corby; Nemo’s Fish Bar, Wellingborough; Nick’s Fish & Chips, Kettering; Oakley Fish Bar, Corby; Ocean Fish Bar, Corby; Peter’s Fish Bar, Thrapston; Pisces Restaurant, Thrapston; Rafferty’s, Corby; Raunds Fish Bar, Raunds; Simply Fish, Kettering; Starfish, Wellingborough; Studfall Chippy, Corby; and Werringtons Traditional Fish & Chips, Kettering.

The Northants Telegraph is also launching a Salon of the Year contest.

For details on how to nominate your favourite hair or beauty salon, simply pick up a copy of the newspaper on Thursday, May 8.