The first reference to fried fish was made in Charles Dickens popular novel Oliver Twist during the 1850s. The trade grew around small businesses selling fish and cooked potatoes on the streets and in the alleys of London.
However, in the 1860s the first fish and chip shop opened. Nobody is truly certain where the concept started, wehther it was London or Lancaster. Neither is it certain who opened the first shop. The popular saying goes “They were not invented, they were found”.
In 2008, over 600 million fish and chip meals were sold throughout the UK alone, proving that fish and chips are the UK’s favourite food. Following its continued success in 2004 London Fish & Chips' first outlet opened in Dubai. Further demand for quality fish and chips has resulted in the opening of additional outlets that can now be found throughout the UAE.