Fish & chips and the demise of takeaways. How expensive can they get?

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podknocker

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I do love decent fish and chips and after curry it's my favourite comfort food.

I also love a 'vent' now and then about all sorts of stuff, food in particular.

Let's keep a fish and chip section open, as it's amazing how many people eat this stuff.

I do worry that at some point, living costs will force me to live on muesli and milk.

I've always regarded takeaway food as a treat, but it will soon be the stuff of dreams!
 
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Jasonovich

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I used to pay £6 for decent fish and chips. This was about 2 to 3 years ago. The same fish and chips are now £11.40 and still without peas, or a breadcake etc.

I 'm wondering if these takeaways will disappear, a bit like 50% of the pubs, within a 5 miles radius from where I live.

When interest rates and inflation come down and Putin loses / energy is cheaper, does anyone think prices will fall, or will this be the new norm for fish and chips?

Many takeaways have increased their prices, but nearly a 100% increase in 2 or 3 years, is ridiculous.

I resent paying for this product now and it used to be a weekly treat.

What makes it even worse, is when you ay £2.95 for chips and they have been re-heated from the night before.

Most of these went in the bin, after feeding the crows. They seemed to like them.

The price of a good cod or haddock and chips is insane. In sunny Bedfordshire, I'm paying £12.60 for regular portion, still it's the only half decent fryer in town. I guess people shrug their shoulders and cough up.

I don't eat there as often as I like, yeah it's a shame.
 

Jasonovich

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I'm glad the newspaper has gone. The last thing I want is to have Sunak smeared across my chicken and mushroom pie. Agree chips are greasy and limp. Much prefer my own triple cooked chips.

The last thing I want is to have Sunak smeared across my chicken and mushroom pie

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:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Now that's a scary thought!
 

Jasonovich

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I did after that health scare a couple of months or so ago. Never again do I want to spend time in ICU - a true reminder how vulnerable our bodies are.
You can't be too careful. Nostalgia is one thing but health and wellbeing must take president over and above everything else.
I hope you have recovered fully.
 

Jasonovich

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I also make my own burgers from chuck steak. No oil as they are cooked in the oven or grill.

Lots of whizzed up onions in the burger and added some drained off a tin of lentils.
I'm going to put my yellow fin tuna steaks in the grill now. Served with oven baked French fries and sweet pea leafs, sliced Italian plum tomatoes and miniature cucumbers garnished in rapeseed oil and mustard, sprinkled sparingly some pomegranate sauce. Yummy 😊
 

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Haha... the point I was making is anyone can cook and it's a darn sight cheaper than any takeaway.

Think the most expensive fish and chips is from celebrity chef Tom Kerridge. It's pure greed.

Well, that's the price you pay for a Michelin star chef to make fish and chips for you. It's at Harrods so aimed at specific clientele.
 

James105

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There's a pub chain proposing to charge more for drinks during busy periods.

If ever there was a business that deserved a concerted, mass boycott, that must be it.
I believe this is standard practice in Dublin the prices go up the later it gets, supposed to cut down on drunkness. People preload and go out at 22:00
 
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James105

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Well, that's the price you pay for a Michelin star chef to make fish and chips for you. It's at Harrods so aimed at specific clientele.
Wrong. That's the price pay for a TV celeb chef. Rick Stein charges extortionate prices in his Cornwall restaurants.

Sorry, for £30 odd quid for cod and chips it should come with gold. Fish and chips has always been affordable takeaways for the masses.
 
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jjbomber

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I believe this is standard practice in Dublin the prices go up the later it gets, supposed to cut down on drunkness. People preload and go out at 22:00
Also do it in international week. Goes up 10 cents from Tuesday to Wednesday to Thursday etc. So 40 cents extra (for non-locals) on match day.
 
Wrong. That's the price pay for a TV celeb chef. Rick Stein charges extortionate prices in his Cornwall restaurants.

Sorry, for £30 odd quid for cod and chips it should come with gold. Fish and chips has always been affordable takeaways for the masses.
I'm not sure which part of what I wrote is wrong according to you.




The value of any product or service is the price people are willing to pay for it. If he's getting custom for £35 fish and chips at Harrods, so be it. There's no compulsion for anyone to have fish and chips there. There are plenty of other places. Harrods is clearly not aimed at the masses. You're also paying for the ambience, using the fancy cutlery etc. And someone has to pay for the high rent at Harrods in Central London.

I still remember several years ago when I was desperate to buy Alphonso mangoes towards the end of season, not having tasted one all season. Ended up buying 2 mangoes for £15 at Harrods as that's the only place I found them, as opposed to buying a box of 6 for less than £5 elsewhere when available. I was prepared to pay for it as it's my favourite fruit.
 
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