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How your Fish and Chip shop can batter the competition

Did you know there are around 10,500 specialist fish and chip shops in the UK? That means fish and chip shops outnumber other fast food outlets. With that amount of fish and chip shops how do you stand out from the crowd?

Gluten Free Fish and Chips

Allergy UK has reported a fourfold increase in the amount of people diagnosed with coeliac disease in the UK since 1990. This staggering rate has since fueled the demand for ‘free from’ products. This gives you a great opportunity to appeal to this new market, as there is now a range of new gluten free batter mixes and flours which means people with Coeliac can enjoy Fish and Chips once again.

Check out The Guardian for a dairy-free, gluten-free beer batter that you can make for your customers.Coeliac UK, has a quick guide on how to make sure you serve gluten free fish and chips, have a read here.

Have a look at these Fish and Chip Shops from around the UK already offering the gluten free goodness, do you need to step up for game?


  • The Harbour Fish Bar
  • Land-n-Sea Fish & Chips
  • Sammy’s Fish ‘N’ Chip Shop
  • Frankies Fish & Chip Cafe & Takeaway
  • Hornblowers
  • Gold ‘N’ Crispy
  • North Street Chip Shop
  • The Real Food Cafe

North West

  • The Granada Fish Bar & Restaurant
  • Fosters Fish & Chips
  • The Fish House
  • Holt’s Fish & Chips
  • The Good Catch, Brook Road
  • The Good Catch, Hale
  • The Good Catch, Freshfield
  • The Good Catch, Liverpool
  • Black’s Finest Fish And Chips
  • Thornton Fisheries
  • Paolo’s Fish and Chip Shop
  • Holly Tree Traditional Fish & Chips
  • Taylor’s Award Winning Fish & Chips
  • The Codfather

North East

  • Seabreeze
  • Sandgate Friery
  • Fish And Chips @149
  • Clems Fish Restaurant
  • Clems Fish Restaurant
  • Colmans Fish and Chip Restaurant

Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

  • The Quayside
  • Whitby’s Doncaster
  • Whitby’s Rotherham
  • Scotts of Helmsley
  • North Sea Lane Fisheries
  • Mr C’s
  • Undercliffe Fisheries
  • Regent Fisheries
  • Hutton Cranswick Fisheries
  • The Magpie Café
  • Latus Fisheries
  • Webster’s Fish and Chips
  • Websters of Idle
  • Websters of Saltaire
  • Websters of Baildon
  • Fryday’s Fish & Chips
  • Aragon Fisheries
  • Trenchers Seafood Restaurant
  • Fish And Chips @149
  • Burton Road Fish and Chips
  • Bizzie Lizzie’s

Midlands & East Anglia

  • Our Plaice Ltd
  • Cox’s of Letchworth
  • The Big Fish
  • The Merchant’s Fish Bar and Restaurant
  • Chamberlains Fish and Chip
  • Linford’s Traditional Fish & Chips
  • The Boundary
  • Simpsons Fish And Chips
  • Jolly’s Finest Fish & Chips

Northern Ireland

  • The Chippy


  • Tir-a-Mor
  • Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips
  • Fecci’s Restaurant and Takeaway
  • Younger’s Traditional Fish and Chips
  • Week’s Fish and Chips
  • Top Gun Fish and Chip Company

London & South Coast

  • Whistler’s Westbourne
  • Whistler’s Fareham
  • Seine Rigger Fish & Chip Restaurant
  • The Launceston Fryer
  • Stotesbury’s Fish And Chips
  • Kingfisher Fish & Chips
  • Oyster Fish And Chips
  • Marlow Bottom Fish Bar
  • David’s Fish & Chips
  • Chuckles Chippy
  • Squires Of Paignton

If you’re considering serving gluten free food make sure you check out Coeliac UK to ensure you are following the correct guidelines.

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