Opened on Tuesday 25th August 2020, FiSH is a new seafood restaurant and fish & chips takeaway in the centre of Bristol serving up a menu of beer-battered fish and chips, fish and seafood dishes and even mallet-cracking shellfish.
Housed on a well-known Dutch barge moored on Welsh Back, previously the Glassboat, the restaurant will initially be open to dine in Tuesday – Saturday 12noon – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm and 12noon – 4pm on Sundays.
The takeaway is open tomorrow Tuesday – Saturday 12noon – 10pm, Sunday 12noon – 6pm.
The fish, seafood and shellfish on the menu will predominantly be landed by day boats from Cornwall, Devon and Dorset from healthy stocks with sustainability front of mind. As well as beer-battered fish and chips with tartare sauce, the dine in menu includes dishes such as scallops grilled in garlic butter, devilled whitebait, Cornish lobster either grilled with herb butter or cold with mayonnaise and Cornish hake fillet with olive oil, parsley and garlic. Choose from sides such as chipped or new potatoes, mashed peas and bread and butter, and to follow there are desserts such as crème brûlée and bitter chocolate mousse with honeycomb and cultured cream.
Alongside the full Fish Supper of fish and chips, mashed peas and tartare sauce, the takeaway will also serve plaice fried in breadcrumbs, house-made salmon fish cakes and fried squid, shell-on prawns and whitebait. And of course, just chips!
Plus, there will be daily specials created depending on the seasonal catch from the South West.
Head chef Jake Platt said: “Despite the challenges of the current climate, we’ve loved putting FiSH together and hope it will be a relaxed, fun and even a bit of a theatrical affair. It will be a place for friends and families to come and sit by the water whether it’s for fish and chips or a quick bowl of mussels steamed in cider or to stay and enjoy a longer meal. Think cracked Dorset crab with mayonnaise, or fruits de mer with oyster, half Dorset crab, mussels and boiled prawns, or a whole grilled sole with herb butter. And of course, our beer-battered fish. We want simplicity to prevail when it comes to FiSH.”
Drinks-wise expect a selection of gluten free beers on tap, Iford cider, soft drinks and a simple wine list with a leaning towards natural wine.
The restaurant won’t be taking reservations for those wanting to dine in and will have a separate takeaway order and collection entrance, with benches outside to sit by the water and enjoy.
Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options will be available.
Keep an eye on FiSH’s social media for further details about restaurant specials and their offers.