Seafood in foodservice data and insight
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Foodservice is still recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. Servings of seafood out of home were only 71% of pre-Covid (2019) levels.
Although, the UK public do still love a Friday night fish and chip takeaway. Seafood servings sold in fish and chip shops are recovering quickest.
Please note, our foodservice data covers England, Scotland and Wales only.
In 2021, UK consumers ate almost 120,000 tonnes of seafood out of home worth £3.5 billion. This is calculated by total number of servings sold multiplied by 140g which is the recommended serving size of seafood.
In 2021, seafood was eaten in the following places:
- Quick service Restaurants (excluding fish and chip shops) (44,400 tonnes)
- Fish and chip shops (24,000 tonnes)
- Full-service Restaurants (17,000 tonnes)
- Pubs (12,000 tonnes)
- Travel and leisure (11,400 tonnes)
- Workplace and education (11,000 tonnes)
We produce quarterly factsheets looking at performance of seafood in foodservice. We also produce factsheets on performance of the fish and chip sector.
These are published throughout the year. We have listed the most recent factsheets below which include more recent data. You can find older factsheets using the search function at the top of the website.
Seafood Trends in Commercial Foodservice (2023 Update)
2023 Seafish Seafood in Foodservice 2022 Performance Summary
2022 Seafish Seafood in Foodservice 2021 Performance Summary
2022 Q4 Seafish Seafood in Foodservice
2022 Q3 Seafish Seafood in Foodservice
2022 Q3 Seafish Fish and Chips Factsheet
2022 Q2 Seafish Seafood in Foodservice
2022 Q1 Seafish Seafood in Foodservice
Market Insight Portal
We provide more detailed data, trends, and insight relating to the UK seafood foodservice market. This content is for seafood businesses only and requires registration.
This enables seafood businesses to make informed decisions and devise strategies and approaches based on robust information.
We gather and analyse quarterly data from Technomic and Circana on seafood sold in foodservice. The data includes England, Scotland and Wales only.
From this information, we provide insights into the UK foodservice sector, current menu trends and the role seafood plays within it. We also share the performance of top species and channels including pubs, Quick Service Restaurants, fish and chips, leisure facilities and more.
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