Best of British

Championing the best of British seafood, we want to reignite that nostalgic feeling of heritage England and trigger fond memories of trips to the beach.

We’re passionate about promoting the quality and provenance of seafood from UK shores and carefully source our fish from small artisan day boats who land and sell their catch at leading markets on the south coast, as well as from Peterhead and Tarbert on Loch Fyne.


Chips are cut daily from potatoes from family farms – there’s even a window into the potato room, so you can keep an eye on the action – while sides from mushy peas to curry sauce are all homemade.

We’ll always have a seasonal salad and veg of the day as well as one vegetarian and one classic English fish-free main.

Main menu

Featuring fresh coastal shellfish to starters and sharers and a selection of grilled and lightly battered fish and chip mains, our main menu changes daily with the markets. While we can offer a gluten free batter on request, we can’t unfortunately guarantee our traditional fish and chips as coeliac safe, as they may contain traces of gluten. 

The Scallop Shell is fully licensed and we have a carefully-chosen selection of wines and fizz to complement our dishes, available by the bottle and glass, alongside beer and cider, after dinner drinks and delicious booze-free beverages.

Fisherman’s Lunch

If you’re looking for a little extra value at lunch, we’re serving a choice of daily-changing mains with homemade mushy peas, tartare sauce and a mug of Yorkshire tea for £12.50 per person. Served 12 – 2.30pm, Monday – Friday.

Shellfish plates

When the markets allow, we offer a platter of the freshest shellfish, designed to share, served with our homemade dips and sauces. These can change daily and are available most days.

We also have fish to share, such as wild, line-caught sea bass, Cornish monkfish tail or whole brill.


We’re very happy to cater for your little ones and offer half-portion versions of main menu favourites, such as cod and chips and fish cakes made in-house using fresh fish, potatoes and herbs.

The Scallop Shell, 22 Monmouth Place, Bath, BA1 2AY