A BRAND new vegan fish and chip shop opened this weekend in the owner's bid to "take on the fish and chip shop industry."

No Catch, Brighton's first ever fish and chip shop selling only vegan products, opened on Saturday at its seafront location.

Three years after opening Unity Diner, a vegan restaurant in London, Ed Winters has launched The No Catch Co. alongside Kevyn Bourke, Unity Diner's former head.

Ed said: “Kevyn and I used to both eat fish and chips before we were vegan and with it being such a British staple we decided we wanted to show people how delicious a plant-based version of the dish can be.

The Argus: New vegan fish and chips shop opens in Brighton.

“We’ve always received such incredible reviews about the tofish from vegan and non-vegan customers at Unity Diner. In 2019 we handed out free portions of the tofish along the British coast to non-vegans, and their reactions alone told us that we had a product that we simply needed to do more with.”

The pair came up with the idea for The No Catch Co. after seeing the "huge popularity" of the tofish at Unity Diner with vegans and non-vegans alike.

Other menu highlights include vegan prawns, calamari, smoked haddock and battered sausage.

Although this is their first No Catch restaurant, the co-founders already have their sights set on opening more in the future if demand for high-quality vegan fish and chips is as high in Brighton as it is everywhere else.

The Argus: New vegan fish and chips shop opens in Brighton.

Kevyn said: “We’re so excited to open our first vegan fish and chip shop in Brighton and we can’t wait for people to come in and try the food. However, we also have a long term goal of opening more locations and creating something that can take on the fish and chip shop industry in the UK.

“We want to create something really powerful, and we want to support the growth of the vegan movement.”

They have also expressed long-term goals to support vegan campaigns that address the plight of marine life.

Research shows 380 million portions of fish and chips are eaten in the UK every year. The release of the documentary Seaspiracy created widespread discussion about the impact of commercial fishing and the ethical implications of consuming marine animals.

Ed said: “Something has to change urgently. Our oceans are dying and our consumption of fish is causing suffering to trillions of marine animals. It truly is time for a plant-based revolution in the seafood industry.”

No Catch opened its doors to the public on Saturday October 9 at 127a Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FA, UK. Visit the website for more information: www.nocatch.co

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