The Jolly Fryer is a family run business on the Isle of Wight. We’ve been going since 1990 and are still the only mobile business preparing and cooking Fish & Chips the traditional way. Even after 32 years every day we still peel potatoes, cut our own chips, cut fish and mix batter ourselves.
Since the start we’ve served selected villages on the Island on the same days, at the same times every week. Being mobile has its challenges and we can overcome most but severe weather sometimes beats us – during these times a check here, or on our Facebook page, will tell you if we’re out there working or having to stay at home.
We don’t think of what we do as 'fast food'.
We use the best and doing it right takes time. Fish & Chips are no longer the cheap option they once were so putting in the effort and getting it right is the only way we know.
The way we work, after 30 years, has now changed.
We now prefer, and urge you to place, your order in advance. Unlike larger outlets we don’t batch cook in advance. We cook all food freshly to order but despite having the best equipment onboard there’s still a limit to how much can be cooked in any given time – so we need to spread our customers evenly for optimum efficiency. We also have limited storage onboard so to ensure we have all that’s needed this is how we work: