There’s nothing more British than fish and chips; for decades they have been a family favourite! So when IN Magazine were kindly invited to The Cod’s Scallops in Long Eaton, we couldn’t wait to put their award-winning fish and chip to the test!

In 2011, John Molnar decided to embark on a new adventure. With 30 years of experience, John sought out a highly skilled crew, sourced the finest produce and set sail on a fish and chip concept like no other: The Cod’s Scallops. Enjoy traditional fish and chips differently at one of The Cod’s Scallops three locations found in Long Eaton, Sherwood and Wollaton. Home of the freshest fish you can choose from over 20 species including Haddock, Plaice, Monkfish, Sea Bass and many more (depending on the catch of the day). Whether you are having a takeaway or eating in, you can have your fish baked, battered or naked, they’re all cooked fresh to order! Unsure how best to cook them yourself? Ask to speak to one of their qualified chefs who can give you expert advice!

The Cod’s Scallops enjoy doing their bit for the environment. Wherever possible they use local, seasonal produce as well as recycling, cutting energy and water consumption. They support our local fishermen through The Fishermen’s Mission, visit their website to read more about their fantastic work. Proud to be MSC Certified, they work closely with their fish suppliers to source the best sustainable fish. ‘It’s that fresh that tomorrow’s tea is still in the sea!’ To add to their great deeds, they also work with The National Lobster Hatchery; an initiative where every lobster they buy, they release another baby lobster back into the sea. It’s amazing the work that The Cod’s Scallops do for the community and environment!

As you enter Cod’s Scallops you are greeted with the warmest welcome. On our visit we decided to dine inside and were promptly shown to our seats to look over the menu. To see their ‘catch of the day’ range visit their counter or choose from the menu. With sides from mushy peas and curry sauce to healthy alternatives such as the butterbean salad and the green mixed salad, you’ll find something for everyone. One of their brilliant offers is the lunchtime special: Golden Oldies. Available from 11:30am – 2:00pm you can indulge in a mini cod, chips and mushy peas plus a cup of tea or coffee for only £6.00! During our visit we started with their baked scallops and battered oysters. Firm in texture against their delicate sweet flavour, the baked scallops were so fresh and delicious. Both newbies to oysters we were pleasantly surprised! The crisp batter against the soft oysters created a taste like no other, full of so many flavours. If you’ve never tried battered oysters before then we highly recommend!

After this we wanted to challenge their award-winning haddock, battered in beef dripping, the fish was wonderful! Accompanying the dish was chunky chips and mushy peas, the ultimate fish and chip experience. We didn’t stop there, we also decided to order half a lobster from their catch of the day counter. With a rich yet slightly sweet taste against the soft and tender flesh, creating the most incredible dish that you must try! Now neither of us have never been to a fish and chip shop and had a dessert… until Cod’s Scallops. They offer a range of puddings and after a difficult decision we decided to go for their chocolate brownie sundae and their warm sticky toffee pudding with ice cream. To sum it up in one word – delicious! So, if you aren’t already heading to your nearest The Cod’s Scallops, we highly recommend that you do – you will not be disappointed!