RestaurantsSomersetBathBA1
22 Monmouth Place, Bath, BA1 2AY

survey result

Summary

£67
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “exceptional” and rather posh chippy is reputedly MPW’s favourite restaurant in the region, and all of the many reporters who commented on it this year praised its “truly excellent” food (“whether you opt for fish ’n’ chips or grilled skate wing, it’ll impress!”). In recent years, they’ve added a roof terrace – plus a sibling, The Oyster Shell, near the Theatre Royal, which offers fishy treats and fritters to go.

Summary

£67
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Amazing fish ’n’ chips and a good selection of utterly fresh seafood” have made this “upmarket” chippy (which over the pandemic acquired “a nice roof terrace with heaters”) into “a bit of an institution in Bath”.

Summary

£61
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Brilliant fish ’n’ chips served crisp and hot” is all you could wish for at this posh chippie, set across two floors in the town centre. But you can take it up a notch by ordering “reasonably priced white wine and oysters to start with, for a delicious dinner”. “Fresh fish is chosen from an antique bath; and includes crab, mussels, john dory and the usual cod or haddock – all cooked fresh to order”. Top Menu Tip: “the tartar sauce is to die for!”.

Summary

£46
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Beautiful fresh fish cooked to perfection every time” hits the seafood sweet spot at this modern update of the traditional fish-and-chip restaurant, set across two floors in the town centre. The visual pun of a fresh fish display in an old Victorian bath dominates the dining room.

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Owner's description

Chef/owner Garry Rosser and his team opened up The Scallop Shell in Bath in January 2015, and they have worked hard to ensure The Scallop Shell has become known for serving up mouth-watering traditional favourites such as crisp-fried, flaky cod and haddock, served with chips cut daily from the best seasonal spuds.

And with homemade mushy peas, curry and tartare sauce all on the menu too, you can also try the Catch of the Day, crisp-fried or simply grilled, which regularly includes whiting, gurnard, plaice, sole, and the best of seasonal seafood.

At The Scallop Shell, the Catch of the Day sits in its own unique bath tub full of ice so you can pick your own fish supper, with fishing related props filling the restaurant giving it the intended relaxed, mariner feel.

Daily menus do change depending on the season’s catch from early morning coastal markets.

The Scallop Shall was named Independent Fish & Chip Restaurant of the Year at the 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards held in January.

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £21.90 £4.00 £3.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £31.00
Filter Coffee £3.95
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
24
No dress code
74

The Scallop Shell Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Scallop Shell Restaurant in BA1, Bath by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Scallop Shell restaurant.
Trevor J
The best fish and chips in the West! With o...
Reviewed 6 months, 7 days ago

"The best fish and chips in the West! With origins as family fishmongers, they serve whatever seafood is available on the day. When I went, Gurnard was offered as a delicious alternative to the usual cod. Always busy with a nice buzz about the place."

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Breffni W
Buzzy and informal. Incredible fresh fish -...
Reviewed 6 months, 18 days ago

"Buzzy and informal. Incredible fresh fish - the prawn cocktail starter is a meal in itself and comes with a poached egg on top. Stunningly cooked fish in the lightest of batters. Booking essential."

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22 Monmouth Place, Bath, BA1 2AY
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 4:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 4:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 4:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 4:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 4:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 4:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm

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