Could Augusta be home to Australia’s best fish and chips?
Blue Ocean Fish & Chips owners Dave Marshall and Linda Harris certainly think so, and if their success in last year’s competition is anything to go by, their reputation is going from strength to strength.
The couple took out second place in the 2017 WA category, ranked the State’s best fish and chips behind overall winner Ocean and Paddock in Albany.
Mr Marshall said the competition took into account a range of factors including product freshness and staff knowledge.
“Everything is judged, not just the food. They look at service, hygiene, how we source and label our seafood, the store itself – everything needs to be top notch.”
This year’s judging is underway and fans of Augusta’s quality seafood can vote online to help Dave and Linda on their way to the top of the WA list.
They currently sit in fifth place, with just two more weeks remaining to gather the required votes to overtake last year’s winners Ocean and Paddock, Albany’s Hooked on Middleton Beach, and Kiwi Fish & Chips and Fishagogo in Perth’s suburbs.
Emerging from the quieter winter months in the South West town, Blue Ocean’s owners and operators said the support they receive from local and visiting fans of their fish and chips is invaluable to their ongoing success, and urged their customers to cast their votes to show their support for Augusta’s seafood industry as well as the business.
As well as the people’s choice awards, more than 20 judges are criss-crossing the country to judge Australia’s fish and chip shops.
Voting ends on September 15, 2018 and winners will be announced on October 15, 2018.
To vote, visit fishandchipsawards.com.au