I've never been to the UK, but my impression was that fish and chips were/are sold in newspaper that has been folded into a conical shape. Yesterday I was at an "Irish" restaurant in New Hampshire whose specialty is fish & chips, so I ordered it. They were put onto a piece of white parchment-like sandwich-wrapping paper such as delicatessens use, then completely wrapped in newspaper which was folded over to seal it up completely. It was awkward to open and slide the sandwich sheet onto the plate without losing anything, not to mention that fried foods don't take well to being "steamed" this way, however briefly.
Is this a typical British way of presenting fish and chips?