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Sefton’s chip shops batter the competition ahead of National Fish & Chips Day

Fish and Chip shops across Sefton repeatedly batter the competition according to the local authority’s public protection team.

To mark National Fish & Chips Day on Friday, June 7, Sefton Council is celebrating the bream of the crop by highlighting the dozens of five star takeaways which regularly delight hungry residents throughout Sefton.

More than fifty takeaways and restaurants specialising in the British delicacy have been handed a much coveted five star food hygiene rating by the local authority’s Public Protection food safety specialists. 


Restaurant assessment takes account a number of factors, including:

  • The structure and cleanliness of the premises
  • Hygiene practices and protocols
  • Confidence in management and systems in place

Cllr Paulette Lappin, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regulation and Compliance, said: “When the chips are down, you can really rely on our dedicated and devoted Public Protection team to tell you were the very best takeaways are.

“In fact more than 70% of all food businesses in Sefton are in the top hygiene category and achieving this rating demonstrates how seriously businesses consider food safety which, in turn, protects their customers.

“Businesses are inspected regularly to ensure that food is being manufactured, prepared and handled in a hygienic and safe manner.

“We have more than fifty 5 star fish & chip shops across Sefton who all serve up a delicious portion of Britain’s favourite comfort food.

“So I encourage you all on this National Fish & Chips Day 2019 to declare Friday night as chippy tea night and enjoy what our wonderful restaurants have to offer.”

For more details about how food hygiene ratings are determined, or to find out the rating of your local takeaway, visit