A COLCHESTER fish and chip shop described as a "top-rated chippy" has been shortlisted for an award given out by a food delivery service.

Frydays, in Ipswich Road, is in with a chance of winning Deliveroo's Best Fish and Chips in South England and Wales award.

The highly-anticipated annual awards recognise Deliveroo’s most popular local partners.

A spokesman for Deliveroo said: "Frydays is a much-loved and top-rated chippy in Colchester. It is known for its friendly staff and delicious food."

Gazette: Shortlisted - Frydays, in Ipswich Road, ColchesterShortlisted - Frydays, in Ipswich Road, Colchester (Image: Newsquest)

This year's contest will see TV celeb Rylan Clark form part of the judging panel, although the public will inform the bulk of the decision.

Will Shu, Deliveroo boss and founder said: “This year’s awards are bigger and better than ever and we are delighted to have Rylan joining our judging panel.

"The Restaurant Awards are designed to give our customers the chance to champion and celebrate the wealth of great food right on their doorstep - so get voting to see your favourite spots snap up the titles."

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Gazette: Contest - Rylan ClarkContest - Rylan Clark (Image: Deliveroo)

Food lovers can cast their votes until January 21 at 11.59pm, with those who participate automatically being entered into a draw to win £500 in-app credit.

For more information and to vote go to deliveroorestaurantawards.com.