Celebrity chef Tom Kerridge, who owns three restaurants in Buckinghamshire, has increased the price of an already-controversial £35 fish and chips dish.

Tom Kerridge, who runs the only Michelin-starred pub in the UK, The Hand and Flowers on West Street in Marlow, faced criticism from restaurant-goers over the summer for charging £35 for a "ridiculously small" portion of fish and chips at his London chippie.

Kerridge's Fish and Chips, located inside the luxury department store Harrods, has now raised the cost of the dish even further to £37, although representatives for the chef declined to comment on the reasons behind the pricing changes. 

The £37 fish and chips is listed as 'Market Day Fish' on the restaurant's menu and comprises "ever-changing fish, caught from day boats in Cornwall", coated in "Kerridge's gluten-free batter" and served with "chips, Matson curry sauce, tartar sauce and pease pudding". 

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It comes after a spokesperson for The Hand and Flowers confirmed that the price of the Marlow pub's three-course a la carte menu had increased from £155 to £175 in September because of "huge rises in the cost of food and ingredients, as well as energy, wage and rent increases".

They added that the cost-of-living crisis, which has hit the hospitality industry hard, meant that "difficult pricing decisions" had to be taken to ensure the future success of the business.

Tom Kerridge previously responded to criticism of his £35 fish and chips by describing it as a specially sourced "bespoke dining" experience.

Speaking to the Radio Times, Kerridge said he has "learnt to deal with" the backlash to his food prices, which reflect his commitment to "paying his staff properly".