Our History

A timeline of our story since we opened in 1980
1980 Our First Day
Newington Fish Bar Founded

Newington Fish Bar first opened its doors as a takeaway and sold its first portion of Fish & Chips in 1980.

1992 Dining in for Fish & Chips
Restaurant Expansion

Took over the hairdressers next door, and converted it into a restaurant.

1996 Our first award
Clean Food Award Scheme

TDC introduced the "Clean Food Award Scheme". We were announced as the overall winners. This has now been replced by the "5 Star Hygiene Rating".

1997 The first in Kent
Seafish Authority "Quality Award"

The first shop in Kent to receive the Seafish Authority "Quality Award" which we have maintained to this date, along with its re-invention in 2020 as the "Quality Accreditation".

Read more about NFFF Quality Accreditation

2002 Top 100 Fish & Chips
Top 100 by "Tony Mudd"

We were highly featured in a book by "Tony Mudd" - Top 100 Fish & Chip Shops in the UK.

2003 A new look inside
Shop Redesign

Redesign of the shop with a new frying range, open plan viewing of the preparation areas.

2008 A new look outside
New Exterior Design

New shop Frontage & Signage.

2016 A modern new restaurant
Restaurant Refit

We refitted our restaurant with new tables and chairs, including the extension of a conservatory at the rear.

2017 More industry accreditation
MSC Certified

We became MSC Marine Stewardship Council Certified

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2018 Cooking on a fresh range
New Frying Range

Replacement of our frying range was necessary. Our new frying range was a bespoke design that was made by Henry Nuttall.

Visit Henry Nuttall's website.

2018 Top 20 in the UK
National Fish & Chip Awards Top 20

We entered the National Fish & Chip Awards "NF&CA", known as the Oscars of Fish & Chips, and were proud to reach the Top 20 in Great Britain, making us the runner up for London and the South East of England.

We have also held Top 60 position each year since.

Read more on Seafish

2021 Top 50 in the UK
Fry Magazine Awards Top 50

We were pleased to achieve Top 50 in Fry Magazine's awards covering the whole of Great Britain.

Read more on Fry Magazine

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