Fish box earns national recognition


Fish Box in Robin Hoods Bay has been named as one of the UK’s 50 Best Fish and Chip Takeaways for 2019.

The express-style fish and chip shop, owned by Fusco’s of Whitby, was the only takeaway in the area to make the list, and was named as one of the country’s best after a representative from Fry Magazine, a leading industry trade publication, carried out a mystery review.

During the anonymous visit, the judge carefully inspected over 40 aspects of the business from the quality of the food and customer service to cleanliness and value for money. This year the pass mark for the takeaway category was the highest it has been in the competition’s seven year history with the cut-off point being 97 per cent, leaving little room for error.

Fish Box scored 98%, with the mystery diner praising the quality of food, commenting that the fish was cooked perfectly and the chips tasted great, as well as complimenting the staff for their professionalism, including appearance and level of service.

The competition, which also includes the Top 10 Fish and Chip Restaurants, saw over 400 shops vying for a place as a finalist.

Stuart Fusco of Fusco’s of Whitby, comments: “We are thrilled that Fish Box Robin Hood’s Bay has gained this prestigious title, which is testament to the effort we put in to ensuring that every portion of fish and chips we serve is of the best quality. There are some exceptional businesses in the final 50 and we are honoured to be named as one of the best alongside them. We would like to thank our entire team and offer them a huge well done for scoring such high marks.”