Hik’s on Llangyfelach Rd, Swansea has been named as one of the UK’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways 2021
The accolade follows an extensive search by leading trade publication Fry Magazine to find those chippies serving up the finest fish suppers amidst a tough and challenging Covid year.
To make the 50 Best, Hik’s had to impress a mystery diner who visited unannounced and marked the chippy on over 40 aspects of their business, from the quality of the food and customer service to their social media presence and their Covid safe practices.
Hik’s scored an impressive 100% with the mystery diner particularly praising the menu choices, the smart and professional staff, freshly cooked to order food, and covid safe measures.
“The chips were cooked perfectly and were a great size with just the right amount of crispiness,” was just one of the positive comments, alongside customer service and cleanliness with the mystery diner noting: “The staff were friendly. The place was spotless and seemed to take hygiene very seriously.”
Emir Hikary, owner of Hik’s, said: “It’s a great honour for us to once again make the list. Everyone involved in Hik’s has worked extremely hard over this last challenging year. We’re so proud to have achieved such a good report from the mystery diner.”
Reece Head, competition organiser, comments: “Without doubt, the last 12 months have been tough for fish and chip takeaways and many will not have dealt with this level of crisis management before.
“Allowed to stay open during the pandemic, there was a lot they had to implement in a very short space of time to operate in a Covid safe manner. Many had to flip their businesses to click and collect and delivery, serve at the door, introduce card payments and work in much smaller teams, but they did and they kept the nation fed including our elderly and vulnerable, those shielding and our key workers.
“This year’s judging criteria took into account these changes and we’re delighted to acknowledge that, despite the difficulties and added pressure, Hik’s never let standards drop. During this pandemic they have been at the heart of their communities, with a smile on their faces and hot food in their hands. We’re proud to have them in our 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways for 2021.”
Fry Magazine’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways is in its ninth year and sponsors include Goldensheaf, Frymax, Friars Pride, VA Whitley, Henry Colbecks, Middleton Foods, KFE, Brakes, Profry, BD Signs, NFFF, Nortech Foods, Sarson’s and Acumen.