King Edwards Fish and Chips on Weymouth Seafront to Celebrate Norway Day with 99p Fish and Chips
The Norwegian Seafood Council has teamed up with local Weymouth seafront chippy, King Edward’s Fish & Chips, to give 99p portions of cod and chips to locals in Weymouth to celebrate Norway Day on Saturday 17th May (whilst stocks last – takeaway only).
The Norwegian Seafood Council is working in partnership with 99 fryers across the UK to offer fish and chip fans the chance to hark back to the golden era of fish and chips and purchase a portion of their favourite takeaway for just 99p. A total of 16 tonnes of cod has been gifted to the 99 shops, including King Edward’s as part of the initiative, allowing nearly 40,000 people nationwide to join this celebration of our favourite dish of cod and chips.
Les Young, owner of King Edward’s Fish & Chips which is located at the top of Kings Street on Weymouth Esplanade comments, “We are so pleased to be taking part in this annual celebration. Fish and chips are a firm favourite in Weymouth; I know that our customers will enjoy the delicious takeaway Norwegian cod and chips on offer – and they will certainly enjoy the prices too!”
99p fish and chips are being served by chippies in commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Norwegian constitution and 13 shops in the South West will be participating.
Norwegian cod is a popular choice for British chippies due to its firm flesh and flaky texture, its light, delicate flavour, versatility and good quality. Fish and chip lovers can also enjoy this delicious fish supper with a clear conscious as the sustainability of Norwegian cod stocks are carefully managed in order to safe guard the fish for generations to come. This means that Norwegian cod is in plentiful supply, so much so that the vast majority of cod sold by fish and chip shops in the UK is caught in the icy, clear Arctic waters of the Barents Sea off the northern Norwegian coast.
Jack-Robert Møller, UK Director for the NSC, comments: “Norway has provided UK fish and chips shops with delicious cod from the icy Barents Sea for nearly 70 years now. We are so pleased that due to the abundance of sustainable cod in Norway, that we are able to give the gift of this fish to the people of Weymouth in celebration of our historic Norway Day.”