The winners for the 2019 Chip Group Industry Awards:

Bidfood People’s Choice 2019: Steve and Monica Fair from Mr Chips Masterton, for the 3rd year running, most popular Chip Shop in New Zealand with 26.2% of the 7791 votes.

Regional Finalists for People’s Choice 2019:

  • Gourmet Seafoods QE11, Christchurch
  • Calypso Takeaway, Kerikeri
  • Oceanz Seafood, Botany
  • The Naked Chip, Waimate
  • Oppies Takeaway, Rotorua

Judges’ Supreme Award 2019: Graham and Karen Chard from Okato Takeaways. They received glowing evaluations from our Mystery Shoppers and a healthy 7.2% fat in their fries. This is a shining example of the success achieved through utilising our Ministry of Health advised Best Fry Practice Online Training.

Highly Commended Judges’ Supreme 2019:

  • Victory Square Fish & Chips, Nelson
  • The Chip Shop Royal Oak, Auckland
  • Calypso Takeaway, Kerikeri
  • Northcross Takeaways, Auckland





Competition was fierce with the People’s Choice winner being Mr Chips, Masterton!

Top 15 Finalists:

  • Mr Chips, 22 Chapel St – Masterton
  • Pirimai Chippy, 15 Allen Berry Ave, Pirimai, Napier – Hawkes Bay
  • Oceanz Seafood Silverdale, 17 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale – Auckland
  • Tommy Haddock’s, 16 Bledisloe Rd, Maraenui, Napier – Hawkes Bay
  • Victory Square Fish & Chips, 176 St Vincent St, Toi Toi – Nelson
  • Chip n Dayals Fish and Chips, 71 Marua Road, Ellerslie – Auckland
  • Oceanz Seafood Botany, 451 Ti Rakau Dr, Huntington Park – Auckland
  • Okato Fish and Chips, 63 Carthew St, Okato – Taranaki
  • Ruby Bay Kitchen, 172 Stafford Drive, Ruby Bay, Mapua – Nelson
  • Fish Stop, 4 Glendale Rd, Glen Eden – Auckland
  • Spudz Fish and Chip House, Unit 4/1 Caslani Lane, Tauriko – Tauranga
  • Sheff’s Takeaways, 714 Grey St, Hamilton East – Hamilton
  • Master Fish ‘n’ Chicken, 24 Bureta Rd, Bureta – Tauranga
  • Ric’s Galley Takeaways, 1 Harington Point Rd, Portobello – Dunedin
  • Northcross Takeaways, 178 Carlisle Rd, Northcross – Auckland

The winner of the Best Chip Shop 2017 was So Fine Seafoods in Lower Hutt, Wellington.

The 7 Regional Winners for the Best Chip Shop Competition 2017 were:

  • Northland & North Shore: Northcross Takeaways, Browns Bay
  • Auckland: Oceanz Seafood Botany, Auckland
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty: Welcome Bay Takeaways, Tauranga
  • Central Regions: Okato Takeaways, New Plymouth
  • Greater Wellington: So Fine Seafoods, Lower Hutt
  • Lower South Island: The Naked Chip, Waimate
  • Upper South Island: Gourmet Seafoods Shirley, Christchurch

51 Regional Finalists in Best Chip Shop Competition!

51 stores across New Zealand received Highly Commended Chips awards, and with it the title of Regional Finalists in the Best Chip Shop Competition.

Northland & North Shore – Kippers Takeaway, Kuna Quality Takeaways, Oceanz Seafood Silverdale, Northcross Takeaway, Porthouse Bar & Eatery and Realfresh Seafood Birkenhead

Auckland – Bunters Takeaway, Choice Food Bar, Double Dutch Fries, Fish and Ships, Fish Pot Cafe, Fishy Business, Kohi Fresh Fish, LJ’s Waitakere, Mangere Bridge Takeaways, Oceanz Botany, Panmure Fish & Chips and Waves Seafood

Waikato & Bay of Plenty – Coromandel Oyster Company, DK’S Burger Bar, Grey St. Chippery, Kiwi Taste, Master Fish ‘n’ Chicken, Queen Vic Chippy, Springfield Takeaway, Welcome Bay Takeaways, Wong’s Kitchen and Young’s Kitchen

Central Region (including Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Taranaki) – Halfway House Takeaways, Hawera Seafoods & Chinese Fast Foods, Okato Takeaways, Pirimai Chippy and Elgin Fish & Chip Shop.

Greater Wellington (including Manawatu & Whanganui) – Corfu Seafoods, Fish King (Pahiatua), Fish King Fielding, Fish Masterton, Fishtown Takeaways, Mac’s Fresh Fish & Chips and So Fine Seafoods.

Upper South Island (including Nelson, Marlborough, Tasman, West Coast & Christchurch) – Big Gary’s Riccarton, Gourmet Seafoods Shirley, The New Funky Fish, Victoria Seafood Bar, Victory Square Fish n Chips, Cashel Street Takeaways and Village Foods Oxford.

Lower South Island (including South Canterbury, Otago & Southland) –  Fox Street Takeaways, Padi Kitchen, The Naked Chip and Waimate Takeaway.

The 2013 National Winner was Oceanz Seafood Silverdale, Silverdale

Regional Finalists were:

Greenwoods Fresh Catch, Epsom
Queen Vic Chippy, Cambridge
Fish King Takeaways, Fielding
Victory Square Fish and Chips, Nelson
The Naked Chip, Waimate

The 2011 National Winner was Oppies Takeaway, Rotorua

Regional Winners 2011

Oceanz Seafood Silverdale, Silverdale
Oceanz Botany Downs, BotanyVictory Square Fish & Chips, NelsonMac’s Fresh Fish and Chips, MastertonRic’s Galley/Portobello, Dunedin

Regional Finalists 2011

North of Auckland Region:

  • Oceanz Seafood Albany, Albany
  • Oceanz Seafood Silverdale, Silverdale
  • Adriatic Fisheries, Whangarei
  • Kipper’s Takeaways, Orewa

Central North Island Region

  • Oppies Takeaway, Rotorua
  • Hot Stuff Takeaways, Ngaruawahia
  • The Frying Dutchman, Napier
  • Pirimai Chippy, Napier
  • Halfway House Takeaways, Hawkes Bay

Auckland Region

  • Big J’s Takeaways, Auckland
  • Oceanz Botany Downs, Botany
  • Fish Stop, Auckland
  • The Chip Shop, Auckland
  • Westgate Takeaways, Auckland


Upper South Island Region

  • Victory Square Fish & Chips, Nelson
  • The Sands Fish & Chips, Tahunanui
  • Seabreeze City Takeaways, Nelson
  • Codfathers Takeaways, Blenheim
  • Coopers Catch, Kaikoura

Lower North Island Region

  • So Fine Seafood, Lower Hutt
  • Fish Spot The Plaza, Palmerston North
  • Mac’s Fresh Fish and Chips, Masterton
  • Fish, Masterton
  • The Groper, Stratford

Lower South Island

  • Hassall Street Takeaways, Timaru
  • Ric’s Galley/Portobello, Dunedin
  • Golden Cobwebbs Restaurant, Alexandra
  • Morington Takeaways, Dunedin