2010 is the 150th anniversary of fish and chips in the U.K. The nation celebrates its tradition annually with its national Fish & Chip Shop of the Year competition. The Fish & Chip Shop of the Year competition has been going for 22 years.
Since the beginning of the competition, fish and chip shops have changed dramatically, with many now offering different varieties of fish such as pollack, coley, and hake.
Modern frying methods and state of the art frying ranges have helped make fish and chips one of the healthiest takeaway meals. According to Seafish of the UK, state of the art fish and chip shops offer meals containing less salt, a third less calories and over 40 per cent less fat than other takeaways.