Tom Kerridge’s renowned costly fish and chips has been raised in price.
Back in June, it was reported that the TV chef, 50, was charging a stunning £35 for fish and chips at his Harrods diner, Kerridge’s Fish & Chips.
Fans were furious when they saw the price of the typical dish, which included one piece of fish and eight chips, in the midst of the cost of living crisis.
Underneath Tom’s social media post announcing his new menu item, one user penned: ‘The whole of the UK is in a shambles financially. But £35 for a scrawny bit of fish and seven or eight chips is fine. Oh and the thimbles of sauce.’
Another said: ‘Eight chips and a tiny thin bit of fish? This is pretentious b**ocks’.
Now it’s been revealed the price of Tom’s battered fish and chips has increased to £37.
In the description on the menu, the offering is called ‘market day fish’ and its description reads: ‘Our ever-changing fish, caught from day boats in Cornwall. Ask a member of the team for more information.’
Other dishes include monkfish scampi for £42 and a fishfinger sandwich for £18. If you like a simple start of a bread bun and butter, that’ll be £6, please. The cost of a piece of chips is £9.50.
The TV chef previously claimed that the reaction no longer worried him, saying, ‘I’ve learned to cope with it.
‘I’m seen as a man of the people, so when I put fish and chips on for £35, they shout at me for it being expensive,’ Tom told Radio Times.
The star continued telling the publication: ‘But the people criticising me don’t understand how it’s priced. Fish and chips was always seen as cheap, fast food and I get that because of where I grew up.
‘The fish in most chippies is frozen at sea, in a big block, a year ago, then cut up and portioned.
‘The potatoes are maybe four weeks old, have gone through a chipper, been cleaned and put into cheap oil. They’re wrapped in paper, with malt vinegar and salt.
‘I love it, but at Harrods it’s line-caught, day-boat turbot. The potatoes are specifically sourced for their sugar and starch content, then individually cut up by a person.’
The Harrods website reads: ‘British meals don’t get more classic than fish and chips.
‘For young and old alike, the crunch of batter encasing tender fish together with a chunky chip dipped in ketchup is the ultimate heartwarming nod to comfort and nostalgia.
‘Trust in Tom Kerridge to take the UK’s favourite dish to new heights at his eponymous restaurant.
‘On the menu created by one of the UK’s best-loved chefs, you’ll find Britain’s finest, freshest seafood, all ethically caught and hand-selected by local fishmongers.
‘From the daily catch to hand-dived scallops and native lobster, there’s a variety of grilled and deep-fried options – with the chef’s signature crisp and gluten-free batter – that will have you salivating.
‘And as you’d expect, Kerridge does not neglect the chips, which take two days to be prepared before they arrive at your table, piping hot and triple-cooked alongside a choice of dips.
‘Choose to pair yours with caviar and creme fraiche, or his homemade Matson curry sauce – a tribute to Kerridge’s local chip shop around the corner from where he grew up.
The professional cook began her career as a child actor before entering culinary school at the age of 18. She has been on series such as Great British Menu, MasterChef, and Saturday Kitchen.
After founding his first pub, the Hand & Flowers, with his wife Beth Cullen-Kerridge in 2005, he gained a Michelin star.
After being listed again, the chef went on to receive a second star for his services at the bar in 2012.
Source My Celebrity Life.