Who introduced fish and chips to England?
Fried fish was likely brought to the UK by Spanish and Portuguese refugees during the 16th century. At the time, Jews were facing religious persecution across Portugal and Spain and many resettled here in the UK, bringing their culinary delicacies with them.
Where was Joseph Malin from?
It is believed one of the first fish and chip shops was opened in the 1860s in east London by Joseph Malin, an Ashkenazi Jewish immigrant.
How often do Brits eat fish and chips?
British consumers eat approximately 382 million meals from fish & chip shops every year, including 167 million portions of fish & chips, the traditional favourite. 80% of people visit fish & chip shops at least once a year. 22% of people visit fish & chip shops every week.