May 25, 2015

Research reveals regional fish & chip trends

People from Belfast eat fish and chips the most often and are the poshest noshers, preferring to eat off a plate (64%) as opposed to out of the paper or box (34%), according to research commissioned by Seafish, organiser of The National Fish & Chip Awards.

Further research shows that Londoners aren’t far behind with 46% preferring to eat their fish supper off a plate compared to 38% out of the paper or box. Not surprisingly, amongst the ten cities surveyed, the most popular place to eat fish and chips is from a takeaway (87%).

Meanwhile, a further national survey conducted by YouGov looking at how fish and chip lovers eat their favourite takeaway, found that around two thirds add salt (65%) and vinegar (68%), over a third (37%) have mushy peas with their meal and more than half the respondents (52%) prefer eating fish and chips straight from the paper or box.

Not surprisingly, the seaside emerged as the nation’s favourite location for enjoying the humble dish (31%), followed by at home on the sofa.

While mushy peas were voted the UK’s top accompaniment, 20% choose curry sauce and 19% of the younger generation enjoy the continental habit of adding mayonnaise.

Andy Gray, of The National Fish & Chip Awards, said: “It’s reassuring that as a nation we still love to eat our fish and chips the old fashioned way with plenty of salt, vinegar and mushy peas.

“However, it’s clear that there are some interesting variations on how people eat their fish and chips depending on where they live; curry sauce in Birmingham, tomato ketchup in Newcastle, gravy in Manchester and salt ‘n’ sauce in Edinburgh. Everyone has an opinion on how and where fish and chips should be enjoyed.”

Nine of the 12 cities surveyed listed tomato ketchup as their favourite condiment after salt and vinegar, with nationally one in every four respondents smothering their chippie portions with red sauce.

Nationally, men eat fish and chips more often than women, with 41% consuming crispy battered fish and piping-hot chips at least once a month, compared with 30% of women.

 

City by city, the research also shows that:
•         Belfast: eats the most cod (81% of respondents prefer cod) and is tops for splashing on vinegar (80%).  People in Belfast eat fish and chips most often (54% enjoying it at least once a month)

•         Birmingham: adds more curry sauce than any other city surveyed (43%)

•         Newcastle: biggest fans of eating from the paper/box (70%); top for both tomato ketchup (40%) and eating by the seaside (37%)

•         Manchester: No1 for adding mushy peas (66%) and gravy (29%)

•         Cardiff: Cardiff add salt (89%) the most frequently and like Glaswegians, love eating them on the way home from the pub

•         Edinburgh: Nearly half of respondents (45%) prefer to eat fish and chips on the couch in front of the TV favouring salt ‘n’ sauce (45%)

 

04 September 2014 by Helen Edmonds

www.frymagazine.com
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Elaine

Best chippy we've ever had. Definitely be getting our takeaways from here from now on :)
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2015-06-22T12:12:52+00:00
Best chippy we've ever had. Definitely be getting our takeaways from here from now on :)

Alexander

Good pizza, Arrived hot. Would order again.
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2015-06-22T12:14:59+00:00
Good pizza, Arrived hot. Would order again.

Claire

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2015-06-22T12:12:10+00:00
Brilliant standard of food - felt like ordering a decent meal right to your door. Not a greasy cold bit in sight x

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2015-11-23T14:53:09+00:00
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Sean

After reading other reviews decided to have a pizza. One of the best takeaway pizzas i have ever had. Would defo order again
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2015-11-23T14:57:49+00:00
After reading other reviews decided to have a pizza. One of the best takeaway pizzas i have ever had. Would defo order again

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2015-06-04T13:23:35+00:00
Always get great food, service and quick delivery.. Delicious food. Chippy sauce in a tub... Genius! Highly recommend.

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I ordered from this place as I seen they had won an award for being the best chippy in Edinburgh and I can honestly see why. The chips were the nicest I've had and their carbonara was really tasty. Delivery only took 20 minutes. Will definitely return.
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2015-06-09T15:14:12+00:00
I ordered from this place as I seen they had won an award for being the best chippy in Edinburgh and I can honestly see why. The chips were the nicest I've had and their carbonara was really tasty. Delivery only took 20 minutes. Will definitely return.

Jill

Great food, generous portions would recommend
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2015-06-22T12:08:17+00:00
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2015-06-22T12:10:14+00:00
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2015-11-23T14:47:49+00:00
Certainly lives up to the title of best chippy of the year! Batter was clearly fresh and great quality haddock, lovely yummy chips. Would definitely eat from here again for fish and chips.

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2015-06-04T13:23:58+00:00
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2015-11-23T14:54:40+00:00
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2015-06-22T12:09:25+00:00
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2015-06-04T13:27:32+00:00
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2015-06-22T12:14:23+00:00
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2015-06-22T12:15:30+00:00
Received order which was fresh and hot, delivery was quick

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2015-06-22T12:11:33+00:00
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2015-11-23T14:43:12+00:00
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