The Scallop Shell

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72 reviews
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The Scallop Shell is an award winning fish and chip restaurant and seafood grill in Bath. We serve up traditional favourites like lightly battered, flaky cod and haddock and seasonal delights from the early morning coastal markets. Our chips are peeled and freshly cut from the best seasonal spuds and prepared daily for you in our beautiful spud room.

The Scallop Shell is driven by a passion for seafood from Garry Rosser, who returned to the city where his career as a chef began when he opened the Scallop Shell in 2015. Now occupying two floors and a beautiful terrace, The Scallop Shell is open for lunch and dinner.
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Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fab food and a great atmosphere, we had the mussels and the scallops were amzing and presented very well

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KN
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great fish. Very central location. Lovely smile from the waitresses.

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a
Brighton
15 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

At the end of the day it’s fish and chips. Pleasantly done, bit of a twist, but still fish and chips.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really unassuming place with excellent fish and superb service. Very pleasant experience. Feels like a mix of fresh fish and fish and chips. To get a bottle of Greek white wine was a bonus. Will definitely be going again.

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s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not fault the restaurant at all - food was delicious, great atmosphere and i'd go back in a heartbeat. Make sure you book though as was full on Saturday lunch when we arrived and people were being turned away... a must visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family loved the whole experience. The mussels for starters was excellent and the cod for main course tasted amazing . We will definitely come again . Great service nice decor and friendly staff. Plus the chips are great

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely restaurant and amazing fish and chips!
I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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M
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it here, amazing food, wine and brilliant staff. Will definitely be returning again very soon. X

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JA
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, great ambience and attentive staff. Great selection of fresh fish with clear menu. Service was great. Would definitely recommend.

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly casual atmosphere and the food was outstanding

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KH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the grandchildren there and we all loved it. The best fish and chips in town!! Great efficient service and it was nice and quiet upstairs.

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JD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fish and chips in Bath and the "Fisherman's Lunch" is fantastic value. You'd be mad to go anywhere else to eat at lunchtime!

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JB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food excellent as ever, will be back. the grilled hake was fantastic

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DS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always very good. I had the half Dorset Brown crab - excellent

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J
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I opted for the Fisherman's Lunch which is great value when you visit at, yes, lunchtime! The fish is not massive but is ideal for us. My wife was allowed to exchange her chips for salad which resulted in a 50p reduction on the usual £10 cost! Thus an extra 50p went into the tip box. Lovely restaurant and pleasant staff. Thank you.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food, service a little haphazard, didn’t get water like other tables had to request

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PM
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal (again) and we will be back again. This time we brought friends who have never been before and they also enjoyed the food. We marked down ambience as we got that table that next to the wash room entrance.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A worthwhile visit in all respects. The food is outstanding and the service excellent. Could do with one or two less tables downstairs as it is very congested.

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B
Bath
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Fish was all dripping in grease. Chips very dry with no flavour. Over all not worth the money at all. Couldn't even finish the meal.

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MC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, rustic decor well thought out. Nice food and attentive staff reasonably priced fresh food. Delivered in good time.

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JE
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sat upstairs which was quieter. Service was friendly and food was good

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NW
London
13 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was outstanding. However, their kitchen extractor just does not do the job. The whole restaurant smells strongly of fried food, as did our clothes after we had left.

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JF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant evening at the Scallop Shell
Great fish and chips, good choice of fish
Excellent service and nice atmosphere

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SH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely casual fish restaurant, busy which didn’t affect the quality of service. Beautiful fresh food, good size portions.

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RS
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place ! The staff are lovely ,the food is amazing ..nothing bad to comment,looking forward to the next visit already

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DM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly great experience. We will be back. Thank you.

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fish and chips ever

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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing, the best haddock and chips!
A dessert of sherry trifle was delightful!
Will make it a must for next time we’re in Bath.

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CC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Absolutely excellent gluten free fish and chips but the service could have been a bit more smiley and friendly.

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IE
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a brilliant little find. Really busy friendly place. Appeared really well run and clean. The food was fabulous - lots of options - but we all chose the fisherman’s lunch- cod and chips - all served with mushy peas, tartare sauce, bread and butter , and a mug of Yorkshire tea -£10!!! Really lovely. We were booked for 2pm but rang to ask if we could come earlier - gentleman who answered was really accommodating. All staff were really nice and friendly - only sour note- one waitress was particularly rude and snappy. We ordered 2 starters between 4 of us. She brought them to the table then walked away. I called excuse me , politely after her - to ask for side plates. She barked at me “ wait a minute”. Felt this was unnecessary and totally out of step with how nice the rest of the staff were. Wouldn’t stop me going back though . Chilled, relaxed , friendly surrounding serving good honest food 👍

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C
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious! Our table of 3 tried scallops, crab, sea bream and lunch specials sea bream and cod, all amazing! Only let down by queue to order was a bit hectic and the guy at the til disappeared when we got to the front and then also at the end when we went to pay, but hey everyone needs to take 5 now and then. Will be returning!

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SH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had scallops for starters followed by skate. The fish was superb(and the chips were good too).

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HJ
Edinburgh
178 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was a find on a weekend to Bath, found in a restaurant guide. Very busy and lively, with pleasant, speedy service. Only negative that they couldn't provide us with a second bottle of Chardonnay and the substitute was inferior.

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DD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Friendly, happy place with a very nice atmosphere. Good food although my monkfish batter was just a tad soggy. Very good male waiter who was keen to keep the clients happy and informed of menu choices.

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TK
Bath
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As perfect as ever.
Fantastic choice of fresh fish.
Only reservation is over white bread. Might be traditional but would prefer granary

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NB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A very enjoyable evening, will certainly return. Staff very friendly and service good

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited before as we live close by. The quality of the ingredients is superb, fish so fresh they’re practically flapping. And they know how to cook them just right too. It’s great that they offer grilled and steamed cooking varieties too plus. A cut above!

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TN
Bath
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chose this place for a special meal for a group of 7 people. Was fantastic. Had been before and it’s always the same expand quality.

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SN
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the Best fish restaurant I've been to in years. The welcoming atmosphere and above all the food was tasty and the chips where A1. Definitely coming back

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RH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time I have been to The Scallop Shell. All the staff are charming and the food is first rate!
I will be back

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