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National Fish & Chip Day

Fryday 4 September 2020


From fish & chip shops, pub chains, restaurants, retailers and hotels, to the fishermen and farmers who provide the sustainable and natural ingredients used to create it, the nation will be enjoying this iconic family favourite. National Fish and Chip Day this year is set to be even more special as we say a very big thank you to this amazing industry who are at the centre of every community and who have, when able to do so safely, kept us fed, and when that wasn’t possible kept us all safe by remaining closed at great sacrifice to their business.



In Derby, traditional dish of fish and chips take on a slightly different twist. Local chain Zanfish serve the traditional fare, but also their own halloumi range, inspired by the Mediterranean origins of the family firm. Interestingly, Zanfish also occupies a space on the Derby edition of world-famous board game Monopoly, along with other city landmarks. ‘Zan’ comes from the family name, ‘Zannetou’, and the rich history of a business that started back in the 1960s.


Where Boris had his chips

Pop into award-winning ‘Fish and Chips at 149’ in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, and you’ll be following in the footsteps of Boris Johnson, who tucked into a plate of fish and chips during a visit to the resort back in May 2019. A National Fish and Chip Awards Champion 2011, the Bridlington shop wins praise and plaudits for its quality fare, and is Marine Stewardship Council certified.


Paul’s ‘app-ey’ plaice 

The pretty Hampshire market town of Bishop’s Waltham is where you’ll find Paul and his Plaice. This family run shop started off in nearby Bishopstoke in the 1960s and today Paul’s Plaice is a popular choice for the quality of the food – and the large portion sizes. It may have been in the fish and chip game for more than 40 years, but it’s right up to date with technology, thanks to its own app allowing customers to pre-order food for click and collect.


Curry along to Staffordshire…

Winner of the 2020 ‘Best UK Mobile Fish & Chip Operator’ – and not forgetting award-winning Mint & Chilli Garden Mushy Peas – the blue food truck of ‘The English Indian’ is known for its classic fast food dishes with an Indian twist. If you come across it, expect to enjoy the best fish and chips with curry sauce, battered halloumi, spicy fries, curried beans and coleslaw. All served with fresh herbs and lime.


Pattie and chips, anyone?

Head to Hull and you might be tempted to try a local delicacy – deep-fried mashed potato with sage and onion stuffing in batter. Since the 1800s the Hull Pattie, soft in the centre and crunchy around the edges, has been a city favourite. Each chippy has its own recipe, try Bob Carvers, serving up fish and chips (and patties, of course) for more than 130 years in the city.


Papa’s has no ‘pier’

With great views and access to the resort’s Central Promenade, Cleethorpes Pier is one of Lincolnshire’s iconic venues, so where better to enjoy fish and chips? Everyone knows that they taste better by the sea, and you can’t get much closer than on a pier. Papa’s has been family owned since 1966, and its Cleethorpes restaurant, listed among the UK’s top 10 takeaways, features fresh fish from Grimsby Fish Market and chips from Lincolnshire potatoes.