Take a visit to a proudly British fish & chip shop in Bath and be transported straight to a day at the beach with your toes in the sand. Everything about the décor screams seaside trip with fishing basket light fixtures, a school of fish on the wallpaper, bare wooden tables, chairs, shelves and a blue, white and brown colour scheme. Tuck into freshly caught British seafood platters of scallops, crab, oysters, lobster, prawns and more, all found on ice in the quirky vintage bath.
The restaurant is passionate about restoring a sense of nostalgia, remembering England for its heritage, seafood offering and costal holidays in your own country. Everything that reaches your plate comes from UK shores, sourced sustainably from artisanal day boats fishing off the south coast and bought from early morning markets. Even the potatoes are proudly British and every side and sauce is homemade. Get your fork into the catch of the day from midday until 9.30pm every Monday to Saturday, while on Sundays, the Scallop Shell closes at 4pm.
The Scallop Shell has curated its drinks list to cater to the seafood dishes it serves, with wines and bubbles to complement every meal. The food menu gives guests a choice of traditional British favourites to be served either grilled or coated in a light batter with menu items changing according to what was freshly caught that day. Start with garlic butter scallops, fresh Cornish mussels or pan-fried Cornish squid on toast with pancetta and tomato. For mains, choose something “fresh out o’ the sea”, such as prime cod fillet, whole seabass with rosemary, and rock salmon, all served with chips and tartare. If you’re looking for an excellent menu option to share, go with the shellfish plate of the day, including the freshest seafood with home-grown sauces and accompaniments. Finish with the dessert of the day or a savoury cheese board.
For an authentic British experience, enjoy Scallop Shell’s Fisherman’s lunch special from midday every day for just a tenner: fish and chips served with mushy peas, tartare sauce, bread and butter and a mug of Yorkshire tea. Bring the kiddies along as Scallop Shell offers half-portions of main menu favourites so they can get in on the action too.