A fish and chip bistro in Bath is among a list of eateries being considered for a national award.
The Scallop Shell is among six other restaurants under consideration for the Restaurant of the Year prize at the 2019 National Fish & Chip Awards.
The Monmouth Street spot was named in the UK’s top 20 for the second year last month. The choice of the restaurant follows several informal visits to the bistro in which the eatery was scored on criteria including its policy on sourcing ingredients and its delivery of customer services.
According to Marcus Coleman, chief executive at Seafish, the public body handling the awards, the restaurant award reflects diners’ changing preferences.
“Many consumers are now looking to dine out when eating their fish and chips, perhaps with family or a group of friends
“This award category recognises and rewards our country’s best fish and chip restaurants for providing a stellar customer dining experience and the high level of standards and professionalism evidenced by our finalists this year is outstanding.
“They are exemplary ambassadors for our industry and are a prime example of why the UK is the home of the world’s best fish and chips,” Coleman said in a statement.
The full shortlist is:
Malt and Anchor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Quayside Restaurant & Fish Bar, Gourdon, Aberdeenshire
Something Else Fishy, Milborne Port, Somerset
The Cods Scallops, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Scallop Shell, Bath, Somerset
Trenchers Restaurant, Whitby, North Yorkshire