Five Fantastic Menu Ideas for Chippies

Updated: May 17

Fish and chip shops are combining traditional fare with quirky menu ideas to attract a wider range of customers!


We’ve noticed that changing circumstances in the market have encouraged friers to get creative!

So, whether you want to serve traditional fish and chips, or want to innovate with new ideas, we’re here to support you. Here are a few menu ideas that have made our mouths water…


Bring on the wings

While fish and chips remain one of the nation’s favourite takeaways, chicken still comes close.


If you are looking to introduce fried chicken without buying any extra equipment, choose ready-prepared ‘out of the freezer, into the pan’ options for added convenience. Here’s a useful guide to deep frying chicken from scratch.


Alternatively, grilled chicken wings, legs and thighs are a popular, crispy, and cost effective option.


Check out our chicken wing recipes!


Quirky side dishes

Many of the UK’s best shops have quirky dishes on their menus. We love The Bay Fish and Chips’ macaroni cheese pie, chickpea fritters, and smoked sausages!

American mac and cheese, macaroni pasta in cheesy sauce. White wooden background. Top view. Copy space.

The shop also experiments with lesser well-known species by offering a mystery selection of battered fish bites. This helps to keep its menu interesting and sustainable.

Fish cakes are another great side dish and the perfect way to use up leftover cuts. Give yours a twist with different flavours like lime, chilli, ginger, lemongrass and coriander.


Gourmet burgers, legendary margins

We love the look of the legendary chicken skyscraper burger at Krispies in Exmouth – a prime chicken fillet burger in a brioche bun with a slice of cheddar cheese and a hash brown.

Served in a brioche bun with a range of toppings and sauces, it’s easy to personalise and boost margin with extras like avocado, sliced beetroot, cheese, and smoked bacon.

JJ customer, Tim Moncaster at the Chip Inn in Whitwell is having a hit with burger wraps!

Offering everything from a fish finger wrap to a cheeseburger wrap, his menu is hugely popular with the munching-on-the-move lunchtime trade.


Garden party for vegans

Harlees in Dorset and Wiltshire has created a Garden Burger which consists of a patty made entirely from chopped veggies. The perfect choice for veggies and vegans.

Banana blossom is also a popular fish substitute – its neutral taste helps it to absorb the flavours around it. Batter and pair with a side of chips and tartare sauce

Shop vegan: https://go.jjfoodservice.com/vegan


Deliciously flaky Icelandic fish

At JJ Foodservice, we’re passionate about helping our fish and chip shop customers to succeed. We use Icelandic cod and haddock, which comes from the pure waters and rich feeding grounds of the North Atlantic Ocean.


The ocean is characterised by a rich diversity of plants and animals to feed on. As a result, this makes Icelandic cod high in vitamins and minerals with a deliciously firm and flaky texture.


Helping you to put the best quality fish on your menu!

So, whether you want to serve whether you want to serve a traditional fish and chip menu or want to get creative – we’re here to support you.


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