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“Good home food !”
Review of ClamShell

ClamShell
Ranked #933 of 2,597 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $37 - $37
Cuisines: Pizza, Fast Food
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: Old Town
Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

Chips, pizza , deep fried pizza , deep fried mars bars variety of other foods to , tasty and fast !

Good meal deal 7.5 inch pizza scoop of chips and 500 ml coke etc for £4.20 !

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Thank Globetrotter_JW
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Bitterly cold and mean hungry, on an August evening twelve years ago walking the Royal Mile to the Military Tattoo, we stumbled upon a fish and chips shop. In an attempt to quell the raging hunger we ordered take away fish and chips. Amazing! Wonderful! The fish and chips became a headline story of our travels to Edinburgh. Twelve years later our return to Edinburgh had a primary mission: find that fish and chips spot. We prayed it still existed. We sought advise of a local expert, a cab driver. When asked Edinburgh's best fish and chips, without a moment's hesitation, "Clam Shell!" was his enthusiastic reply. Although the twelve-year-old memory assured that the Clam Shell was in the same location as the tattered shop of memory, this restaurant's spotless sleek stainless steel interior suggested a fledgling business. Nevertheless, still hopeful, we stepped in to order. The welcoming young woman asked if a few minutes wait would be acceptable since the fish was just now being prepared. That wait provided an opportunity to watch the cook carefully batter enormous portions of fresh hand-cut Haddock and gently immerse them in the hot oil. In short order, the fillets were transformed beautifully into golden offerings. (see photo) Although optimistic, memories are too often embellished and an attempt to re-live too often provides disappointment. First bite-- moist, swimmingly fresh, succulent! Eureka!! This time memory did not disappoint! It was surpassed! What fantastic fish! The delicate coating supported, yet did not intrude on the sweet gentle flavor. My wife and I jointly agreed, perhaps the best ever! Others diners there unanimously and enthusiastically agreed that the food was spectacular Upon inquiry we discovered it was/was not the same shop. The owner of thirty years retired. Joe, his son who was cooking there since he was fourteen closed the shop and transformed the tattered cookery into a surgically clean modern and efficient kitchen. Now, this gem shines even brighter. While carefully rendering the beautiful raw ingredients into delicious products, Joe attends to every detail of his shop offering warm greetings to customers, helpful advice to staff and patient replies to nosy writers. The taxi driver was spot on: "The best fish and chips in Edinburgh? Clam Shell! " For this writer, the best in life!

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Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Again we had the best fish & chips one could ask for cooked to perfection. A slight increase in price but amazing quality ( mind you it was almost a year since we last visited) The owner was most welcoming and staff as friendly as I could remember. In a whole a wonderful experience.

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Thank Edin2
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Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

WORST fish and chips I've ever had in my life. the batter was greasy and soggy - just plain gross, really. the chips looked like they have been sitting there for the whole day. the owner/cook obviously has no idea what fried food is supposed to taste like.

and it cost me £8.35... 35 pence for a small packet of ketchup. I mean, I'd paid more for good fish & chips elsewhere. but this? seriously you can't even pay me to eat that crap again.

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Thank Cucumber123
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

I'm not eating fishes, but this fish & chips was delicious. But little expensive for young czech students in 2004.
Thank you The Clam Shell.

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