Fish and Chips has been a staple of British cuisine and a firm family favourite for centuries, however, according to a recent survey, a lack of demand for the dish has led to it dropping to 8th position in a list of the UK’s top dishes.
The report, conducted by customer analyst Horizons, studied eating trends at 800 restaurants, pubs and hotels this year.
Many chains are making the decision to cut back on or reduce ‘unhealthy’ items from their menus, in a move to appeal to a more health-conscious generation.
Over the past few years, interest in healthy lifestyle has soared in the UK, with more and more people signing up to gyms and adapting their lifestyle in order to make a healthy, positive change. It is believed that this change can explain the growth in the amount of salads ordered as a main course in UK restaurants.
The amount of salads ordered as a main meal has rocketed by 54% this year, making it the 4th most popular dish on UK menus. This figure is staggering, especially when considering that the dish did not even make the top 20 in 2015.
The most popular salads ordered included goat’s cheese, salmon, tuna, walnut and grilled chicken.
The future looks peachy for dishes containing fruits and pulses, which have seen a rise in popularity due to a massive increase in so-called super food trends.
Despite this, the top three places are still held by high calorie food items, namely beef burger, pizza and chicken burger.
Peter Backman, of Horizons said “The trend for healthy and lifestyle eating is becoming more and more popular and High Street menus now reflect this.”
With the rise in superfoods and healthy eating becoming a top priority for modern Brits, it may seem like the seaside classic has had its chips.