A chip shop is in the running to be crowned the best in London and the south east.

Toff's of Muswell Hill is in the shortlist of six vying to be named regional independent takeaway fish and chip shop of the year at the 2015 National Fish and Chip Awards.

Each chippie has been visited by a mystery diner and assessed on quality, sustainable sourcing, marketing and customer service.

The next stage of the competition will find the two best chip shops in London and south east England.

The winners will be among ten regional champions competing for the title of British champion, which will be announced in January.

The shortlisted shops are: Toff's, in Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill, Poppies Fish & Chips in Spitalfields, London, Henley's of Wivenhoe, in Essex, The Village Fish & Chips, in Orpington, Kent, and Papa's Barn, in Ditton, Kent.