Doncaster’s best chippy’s revealed in Free Press’ annual competition

Pisces Fish Bar has scooped the title of Doncaster best chippy 2019.

Monday, 2nd September 2019, 08:34 am
Updated Thursday, 19th September 2019, 11:39 am

Doncaster’s fish and chip customers voted in droves for their favourite chippy and the results are in.

Pisces Fish Bar, on Gattison Lane in Rossington, won first place, Golden Cod York Road came second and Fish Bits in Doncaster town centre came third.

Whether you’re a lover of cod, haddock or a battered sausage these three chippies have got you covered.

Alex Sahin, owner, pictured with service assistants Demi Circene and Mo Hayes at Pisces Rossington Fish Bar. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP-31-08-19-Pisces-2

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Alex Sahin, owner of Pisces Fish Bar, was delighted his fish and chip shop came first after being runner-up last year.

He has worked in kitchens for 25 years and was a fishmonger before he dived into the world of fish and chips.

He said: “It’s great to hear that we’re number one. Hard work and dedication have paid off.

“It has been three years since we opened and I have transformed it completely. I’ve never had a day off.

Alex Sahin, owner, pictured with service assistants Demi Circene and Mo Hayes at Pisces Fish Bar, Rossington. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP-31-08-19-Pisces-2

“I want to say a massive thank you to our customers for coming back time and time again.

“They’re lovely people around here.”

To celebrate his win Alex will be offering half price in the shop in a few weeks’ time.

Golden Cod York Road has been a staple in Scawsby for seven years.

Fish Bits staff with their certificate.

Owner Bob Singh said: “It’s a family run business and we have very loyal customers here.

“I would like to thank them for voting for us and putting us in the top three again – this is the third year in a row.

“I think we’re special because we take pride in our quality and we like to give good customer service.”

Bob and his family are originally from Wolverhampton but moved up north to follow their business dreams.

Bon Singh and his family outside Golden Cod York Road.

John Xenofomtos, owner of Fish Bits on Carr House Road in Doncaster town centre, has always been a part of the fish and chip shop business.

He said: “My grandfather started in fish and chips in 1957 in Liverpool.

“It’s a thing that I was born into not taught – we’ve been doing this for quite a few years.

“It’s a passion and something that we enjoy.”

John says the reason they have done so well in the competition is their customer service.

“We put the customer first – it’s fantastic quality, a decent price and good portions,” he said.

Bob Singh and his family outside Golden Cod York Bar.

“As far as we’re concerned we’re always winners, our customers will tell you that.

“We want to say thank you to all of the Doncaster people who have voted for us.

“We are blessed in Doncaster to have some half-decent chip shops, we class ourselves as one of the best.”