Takeaway Fish & Chips at The Oyster Shell, Bath

On the corner of Moorland Road is a new fish and chip takeaway, the Oyster Shell. With a lovely modern interior, this is a far cry from your typical chippy. In fact, it's sisters with the well-known and loved Scallop Shell on Monmouth Street (click for a review of that here 👈🏼). 

Dan, the part-owner showed us around the impressive kitchen. Everything is done in-house from the filetting of the fish to the peeling of the potatoes (all of which are British - yay 🥔). Fresh, quality food is a passion and priority of his. 

We ordered two portions of fish and chips - we had to, of course! 🐟 [£10.80 each]

We went for the hake and the cod. Both were beautifully thick fillets and had been lightly battered to provide a non-greasy texture. The chips were equally as tasty and light, served in sustainable and smart packaging. 

The hake was served with a wonderful aioli and the cod with delicious mushy peas and a lemon wedge which added a zesty zing to the whole dish. The Oyster Shell has definitely achieved their aim of bringing restaurant-quality food to the takeaway market in Bath. 

The menu has a couple of options, with weekly fish specials for both adults and children, encouraging us all to try different fish which is super exciting. They have a weekly salad, which makes for a tasty and healthier meal and you can also get other British classics like sausages and faggots, as well as a bubble & squeak scotch egg. The meat has been sourced from local farm butchers.

Lunch specials are available at a slightly lower price, as well as smaller portions perfect for those who can't quite finish a whole portion of fish and chips. In the near future, they're hoping to offer grilled fish as a gluten-free option which is a great idea for both those who can't/don't eat gluten, as well as those who would prefer something not deep-fried. 

Overall, it's a very well thought out takeaway place, bringing the customer the highest quality from every part of your experience from the interior and service to food and packaging. We would highly recommend The Oyster Shell and can't wait to see what you all think of it!

🌟 Unlike the Scallop Shell, the Oyster Shell is strictly takeaway so there's no place to eat in, however, the interiors are very clean cut and modern. 

🤵🏻 Service is polite, friendly and fast.

🌿 Veg options include the bubble & squeak scotch egg. Gluten-free to come. Vegan fish and chips (using banana blossom) is on its way!

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Disclaimer: Complimentary food.