A timeline of our story since we opened in 1980
Newington Fish Bar first opened its doors as a takeaway and sold its first portion of Fish & Chips in 1980.
Took over the hairdressers next door, and converted it into a restaurant.
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".
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".
We were highly featured in a book by "Tony Mudd" - Top 100 Fish & Chip Shops in the UK.
Redesign of the shop with a new frying range, open plan viewing of the preparation areas.
New shop Frontage & Signage.
We refitted our restaurant with new tables and chairs, including the extension of a conservatory at the rear.
We became MSC Marine Stewardship Council Certified
Replacement of our frying range was necessary. Our new frying range was a bespoke design that was made by Henry Nuttall.
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.
We were pleased to achieve Top 50 in Fry Magazine's awards covering the whole of Great Britain.
We have been awarded best fish and chip shop in the 'South England Prestige award'.
We're proud to place in The UK’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways and 10 Best Fish and Chip Restaurants 2022/2023.
Proud Moment for Newington Fish Bar as we were once again named in NF&CA (National Fish & Chip Awards) Top 20 Shop Awards for 2023! 🏆