November 29 2018

The Scallop Shell launches On The Road food truck

The Scallop Shell is delighted to unveil its latest venture, ‘On The Road’, a new, specially-kitted out food truck designed for weddings, festivals and corporate events. “The whole idea is that we can take The Scallop Shell on the road and people can eat our food there and then, not 15 minutes later; the food isn’t spoiling, it’s fresh out of the fryer and absolutely perfect,” says Scallop Shell head honcho Garry Rosser. “The van looks amazing, it’s kitted out with the best equipment and I’m just really excited to get it out there.”

The truck officially launched at this year’s Festive Street Food Market in Kingsmead Square, which opened on 22nd November and will run from Thursday to Sunday, 11am-9pm, throughout the duration of the Bath Christmas Market. Fans of The Scallop Shell’s best of British seafood will find classics such as prime Cornish hake fillet with homemade tartare sauce, or smoked salmon fishcakes with cocktail sauce – both served, of course, with the SC’s legendary chips – alongside a luxurious langoustine bisque with chips and aioli.

The wider On The Road offering features a variety of dishes from the fryer, from monkfish on the bone, to crisp-fried whole prawns, South Coast ray wing, Dorset crab and prawn fishcakes. Dorset oysters with aged shallot vinegar, Loch Duart salmon fillet with potato salad, caper and anchovy salsa and steamed River Fowey mussels with chips and garlic aioli will all be making an appearance. “We’re really excited about this new venture,” adds Garry. “Come and see us at the Festive Street Food market, where there’ll also be live music, entertainment, a bar and more!”

The launch came in the same week that Garry and the team heard they’d been shortlisted in the UK’s top six fish and chip restaurants as part of the 2019 National Fish & Chip Awards. “It’s amazing news, as I know how tough it is to get into the Top Six,” says Garry, of the award they clinched back in 2016. “It’s a testament to the hard work of all the team and just how far we’ve come. 2018 so far has been an outstanding year for growth, so we’d obviously love to go all the way.”

The winner of the Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards’ 31st anniversary ceremony in London on 24 January 2019. Good luck Garry and The Scallop Shell team – we know you can do it!

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