A DUO have battered the competition after being named in the top 10 in the UK for serving up tasty fish across the area.

Go Fish & Chips was selected by Fry Magazine as one of the best mobile operators, after being rated on more than 40 aspects.

The business was set up in 2013 by Paul Brandon and Chris Harris as a part-time venture and they committed to the idea fully two years later.

Paul and Chris said: “It’s an honor to make the list and to be on it for the first time, is truly overwhelming.

"We’re delighted to be recognised as one of the top 10 mobile units in the UK and it will help us grow as a business.

"All our cod and haddock is Marine Steward Council approved and we also make all our own sauces on site.

“We look forward to growing the business over the next few years and welcoming new and existing customers.”

After impressing a mystery diner, the Reading-based company made the coveted shortlist for the first time.

The pass mark was set at 75 per cent and Go Fish & Chips scored 88 per cent, with the inspector praising the quality and consistency of food.

The diner added: "It was a lovely piece of fish; flaky, moist, and the batter was not greasy.

"The chips were perfect, crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside as proper chips should be.”

They also liked the wide offering on the menu and professional attitude of staff.

Reece Head, competition organiser, said: “The eating out market is more competitive than ever.

"With street food really taking off, the rise of delivery and more outlets offering click and collect, mobile operators really have their work cut out to stand out from the crowd.

"These operators focus on serving a quality product that’s consistent, accompanied by exceptional customer service in modern and clean vehicles and, because of this, they have a loyal following who stand waiting for their fish and chips week in, week out."