National Fish and Chip Day: Top 10 best named fish and chip shops in Birmingham

The city of Birmingham has some interesting and hilariously named fish and chip shops

<p>National Fish and Chips day is celebrated on May 27</p>

National Fish and Chips day is celebrated on May 27

One of the most iconic British dishes is being celebrated with its own National Day.

Fish and Chip day is celebrated on May 27th and is celebrating its seventh year.

It’s an amazing opportunity to celebrate the fisherman and farmers that work hard to ensure we are able to enjoy this treat.

Birmingham has some quirky named fish and chip shops and we’ve taken a look at the Top 10 best named places.

Top 10 best named fish and chip shops

Hi Tide

56 High St, King’s Heath, Birmingham B14 7JZ

Hi Tide is on the high street of Kings Heath

Cod’s Scallops

85 High St, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9ND

Le Codfather

10 Kyotts Lake Rd, Sparkbrook, Birmingham B11 1JT

Le Codfather is just outside the city centre

The Tasty Plaice Fish and Chips

15 Alvechurch Rd, West Heath, Birmingham B31 3JW

Frydays Fish Bar

159 Lincoln Rd N, Acocks Green, Birmingham B27 6RT

Deep Blue

Collingwood Dr, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 7JU

Deep Blue is sat on Collingwood Drive

Moby Dick Fish and Chip Shop

87 Turves Green, Birmingham B31 4AH

Our Plaice

216 Dudley Rd, Halesowen B63 3NJ

Our Plaice is in Halesowen

Kippas

32 Dettonford Rd, Bartley Green, Birmingham B32 4HP

Flakes of Mosely

17 St Mary’s Row, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8HW

What is National Fish and Chip Day?

National Fish and Chip day was set up in 2015 by The National Edible Oil Distributors’ Association (NEODA).

The aim is to raise awareness with the consumer for all the work that goes into creating such an iconic dish.

NEODA doesn’t want to just celebrate fish and chip shops, pubs and restaurants and retails but also the fishermen and farmers that work tirelessly to get the food to our plates.

The association also works with other organisations such as Seafish, the National Federation of Fish Friers, the Frozen At Sea Fillets Association and The Fishermen’s Association to raise awareness for the important role of fishermen.

What is the history behind fish and chips?

Although it is not known when fish and chips were first created, the history of frying fish in batter dates back to the early 1800s.

It is believed that this style of preparing fish was brought to England by Jewish immigrants from either Spain or Portugal.

The earliest record of chips being served is in Oldham, Greater Manchester in the 1860s.

Both London and Lancashire have tried taking credit as the place where fish and chips were invented but it still remains a mystery.

Fish and chips is an iconic British dish that has been a staple with working class people since the early 1900s

However in the 1860s a fish and chip shop opened in London by Joseph Malin.

As techniques around commercial fishing began to improve it increased availability of fish, as well as reducing the cost.

Because of this, it made the meal readily available to the working class and because of its affordability, it could be enjoyed regularly.

The meal also became a British staple during both world wars when the meal wasn’t rationed like other foods.

Sir Winston Churchill even referred to the dish as “the good companions” for its ability to keep the British public in good spirits.

According to the Great British Mag, by 1930 there were more than 35,000 fish and chips shops in the UK, but this has reduced to around 10,500 today.

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