Gourdon chips: there’s none batter!

Hornblower owner Alex Grahame
Hornblower owner Alex Grahame

A Gourdon takeaway has been recognised as having the best chips in and around the ‘Granite City’ and Aberdeenshire, in an online vote.

Hornblowers was picked for the top award by members of the public who voted online in The Choice Chip Awards.

It is the second year running that the fish and chip shop has won the award.

The takeaway, which is situated under the main restaurant beside the picturesque 19th century harbour, came top out of the 100-or-so chippies competing in Aberdeen and the Shire for the competition, which was run by the National Potato Council.

Owners Alex and Ruth Grahame said they were delighted at being voted as having the best chips in the area.

Alex said: “This is, if you excuse the pun, chip-tastic news.

“We were delighted enough at being nominated, so for the people of Aberdeenshire to vote for us as having the best chips in the area is just amazing. Our staff are so happy with the accolade too. They work hard to ensure every portion of chips is of the highest quality and that we have great customer service so people come back again and again.

“We are rightly proud of our chips – our potatoes are sourced locally from WM Fraser in Potterton – and our fish, which is chosen from the best landed that morning at Gourdon and Peterhead.”