Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Tom Kerridge hits back at backlash over £35 fish and chips

19/07/2023

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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Tom Kerridge has defended the price of the fish and chips he serves at Harrods amid previous backlash.

The TV chef has previously hit the headlines for charging £35 for fish and chips at the high-end department store’s restaurant and £87 for a sirloin steak in his pub in Buckinghamshire.

But he says that negative feedback about the price of he food he serves doesn’t affect him any more.

Speaking to the Radio Times, the chef said that he’s “learnt to deal with it”.

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Tom Kerridge has defended the price of his fish and chips at Harrods (Credit: Getty)

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This ‘aint your regular chippy order (Credit: Harrods)

Tom Kerridge has also been transparent about the hidden costs of eating out, and adamant that people aren’t aware of this.

When the prices in his pub came into question, the Great British Menu judge tweeted: “Those prices include everything, VAT and service.

“No additional service charge at all. Also I pay staff properly and treat their job as a professional career. Perhaps the real cost of dining should be addressed. Unpretentious does not mean cheap.

“Also, why is profit a bad word?”

Tom Kerridge is the proud owner of three Michelin Stars – two for his pub The Hand and Flowers and a third for The Coach. 

The chef has always made a point of helping those in food poverty too, launching Full Time Meals with footballer Marcus Rashford, which helps tackle child poverty, and helps those  who need it to make budget friendly, easy meals. 

Featured image: Harrods/ Getty

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