Superbites set to Batter the Competition for Quality Award Champion Award


Crossmaglen’s renowned fish and chip shop, Superbites, is in the running for a prestigious award from the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) Fish and Chip Quality Award Scheme. Already the proud holder of the NFFF Quality Award, the local eaterie is now going forward to the Quality Award Champion Award 2016, which celebrates the hard work that Quality Award holders undertake to promote and market the benchmark to its customers, suppliers and the industry as a whole.

Launched in January 2011, the NFFF Fish & Chip Quality Award is a scheme aimed at improving standards and rewarding shops that provide top quality fish and chips in a clean, hygienic and safe environment. It acknowledges those who continue to raise the standards of the nation’s fish and chip shops and rewards those shops that achieve the perfect balance between good quality products, clean hygienic premises, outstanding shop appearance, and highly trained and competent managers and staff.



Superbites’ customers can be assured that they are dining on top quality fish and chips from one of the UK’s best fish and chip shops, worthy of the Quality Award endorsement which is only given to shops which have attained incredibly high standards and produces the best quality fish and chips.

The successful local takeaway restaurant is no stranger to accolades, with a string of prestigious titles under its belt. Most recently, Superbites joined the Fish and Chip Shop elite from across the UK, when it was announced as the top Fish and Chip Shop out of counties Antrim, Down and Armagh, as part of the 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish. The coveted achievement propelled the local takeaway to one of the top two best fish and chip shops in Northern Ireland and one of the top 21 in the UK

Superbites restaurant, with its hot and cold deli counters, takeaway and catering service, has long been a favourite among local people and proprietor Gerard McMonagle has always extended his thanks to his dedicated staff and to his loyal customer base and local community for their support over the years.


A man who gives back to his community time and again, Superbites is heavily involved with local charities and fundraising as well as proudly sponsoring numerous local events and GAA clubs.


Last year Superbites helped to raise over £12,312 for Southern Area Hospice & Marie Curie Cancer Care and the team are hoping to top that this year through the Mizen2Malin Charity fundraising events.


The biggest fundraising event of the year happens later this month when the second annual Festival of Light Truck Run rolls into Crossmaglen. The charity convoy promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s glittering event, with more than 200 trucks expected to light up Crossmaglen and the surrounding area.


The special event on Saturday 24th October marks the culmination of a year of fundraising in memory of the late Eugene Donaghy from Crossmaglen where proceeds from numerous events have benefitted local cancer charities.

The unique spectacle will set off from Crossmaglen Square on the Saturday evening, treating the public to a dazzling display of illumination as the vehicles wind their way along the 20 mile round trip route. The unforgettable occasion begins at 6.30pm when vehicles can be viewed in the area of The Square, Crossmaglen. .

Gerard and his MSC Certified fish supplier, J.P. McVeigh