Fish and chip shop

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A fish and chip shop in Broadstairs, Kent
A mobile street vendor selling fish and chips in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A fish and chip shop is an outlet that predominantly sells the English dish of fish and chips. It is usually a predominantly takeaway operation, although some have limited seating facilities.

Other variations on the fish and chip shop name include fish bar, fish shop, chip shop and the colloquial "chippy".

Fish and chip shops may also sell other foods, including variations on their core offering such as battered sausage and burgers, to regional cuisine such as Chinese food.


Chip-shop is first recorded by the OED in 1953.[1]

Chippy or chippie was first recorded in 1961.[2]


Many British villages, suburbs, towns and cities have fish and chip shops, especially near coastal regions.


Fish-and-chip outlets sell roughly 25% of all the white fish consumed in the United Kingdom, and 10% of all potatoes.

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