POPULAR ROADSIDE pit stop, The Real Food Café in Tyndrum, has scooped the prestigious Field to Fryer Award in this year’s National Fish & Chip Awards.

The National Fish and Chip Awards have been celebrating the best in the industry for over 30 years and, in 2023, the Real Food Café took home the Field to Frier category trophy which recognises businesses for their excellence in potato knowledge, care and chip preparation.

Hosted by The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) in London, the event saw The Real Food Café shortlisted for the category along with Pier Point Fish & Chips in Torquay and Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips in Leintwardine.

Owner Sarah Heward said: “We transform 75 tonnes of potatoes a year into perfect chips, work done by our ‘chipologists’ who take their job very seriously.

“We are hugely proud of this achievement, which validates our sustained effort over many years, in the face of numerous challenges and our commitment to offering really good, real food of the highest possible quality.”

Sarah alluding to “wonderful service in what has become an extremely challenging time for suppliers and to the team for their passion and dedication for giving our customers such memorable food experiences in our home in the heart of the Highlands”, said: “It is just wonderful to be bringing the award back to Scotland and celebrating our nation’s love for fish and chips.”

The Real Food Café is situated at the gateway to the Highlands in Tyndrum, on the West Highland Way, just before the A82 splits to Oban and north to Fort William.