Fabulous Fish and Chips

Battered fish and chips at Scallop Shell in Bath
Scallop Shell: Battered fish and chips

Fish and chips have to be fresh, crisp and not too fatty. Lovely shiny flakes of fish in a crunchy batter with sharp tartar sauce and, love them or hate them, creamy mushy peas. Bath boasts a range of takeaways and restaurants that serve the classic British dish, and as always we have our tried and tasted favourites!

Battered and pan-fried fish with chips at Scallop Shell in Bath
Scallop Shell: Battered and pan-fried fish with chips

The Scallop Shell is a laid back restaurant with a welcoming vibe. They serve traditional fish and chips alongside seafood dishes like grilled fish and sautéed king prawns with lots of lemon. Their battered fish is lovely and light, and the chips are chunky yet crisp. Fresh tartar sauce and a wedge of lemon come as standard, and you can order a side of mushy peas to complete the package. We love their traditional use beef dripping in the fryers, as it gives a crunchy finish and a boost of flavour.

Sautéed prawns at Scallop Shell in Bath
Scallop Shell: Sautéed prawns

If you prefer a pub meal, Garrick’s Head and its sister pub King William , serve up a quality plate of fish and chips. Both pubs keep the bar high, with extra crispy batter, super crunchy chips and sides of fresh tartar sauce and mushy (garden) peas. Paired with their excellent drinks selection and relaxed atmosphere, we are always happy.

Fresh fish display in a period bath tub at Scallop Shell in Bath
Scallop Shell: Fresh fish display

For a speedy takeaway Pollocks of Bath has a more traditional set up and a good local reputation. The menu includes popular choices like haddock and scampi with seasonal specials to keep it interesting. On request they also serve gluten free batter, so a great option for gluten free dining in Bath.