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“Such a fun local spot!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shell's Double Decker Fish & Chips

Shell's Double Decker Fish & Chips
Price range: $9 - $19
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY FROM 8.00 A bright red original 1959 London Double Decker bus. Located next to Sugar Ridge Hotel and just a 5 minutes walk from Jolly Harbour this icon is impossible to miss. The bus has been completely renovated and provides seating for 40 guests. We did our best to maintain the historic integrity of this British classic. Or sit outside enjoying the breeze in our lush tropical garden. Delicious fish, crispy chunky chips, homemade mushy peas and tartar sauce and finally some pickles give you the classic fish & chips experience. Beyond that we serve shrimp for those who are less into fish we are happy to offer succulent sausages and rotisserie chicken with any of our side dishes.
Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Such a fun local spot!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Quality fish and chips, fun atmosphere and SUCH nice family who owns it! Definitely stop in if you happen to be near the Jolly Harbor area (only open after 4 pm though).

Visited July 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Who knew fish and chips could be so romantic?!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

I stayed with a friend at jolly harbour last week, so was most emphatic that we should sample Joes fish and chips at shells. She assured me they were the best fish and chips in the world. I had my suspicions that this hyperbole was misplaced. I was wrong.
Joe is a charming South African gentleman who runs this establishment with his equally lovely wife. A curious set up with a converted double decker bus offering indoor dining, we chose to sit outside, fairy light bedeck the plants, and lanterns dripping in shells give a magical twinkle to this al fresco setting. We had simple fish and chips...the fish is sway ( no idea how you spell it that's it phonetically )... Like cod but lighter and creamy tasting. The batter was thin and very crispy... Really delicious, chips managed to be chunky yet still crispy. It couldn't have been more simple...nor more delectable . Very reasonably priced. I recommend this place highly...good place to take a hungry family. Go there!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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102 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Mediocre food but lovely staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

We walked to Shells from our hotel and found out that a South African couple had recently bought the business. We asked about the fish and where it was from, when the owner said "East" we assumed East Antigua, but then found out it was from Vietnam! I personally found it strange that with so much beautiful fresh fish around the island, they would be importing likely frozen fish from so far away. If you are a serious fish-n-chips fanatic like I am, you would not be overly impressed, and it was expensive at $30 USD +tip for two people. At home we get fantastic fish n chips for $10 per person easy. The owner was very friendly and the service was great, but the food was average. I would have been happier staying at our resort for dinner.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TorontoFoodie1
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Crispy fish and chips, friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Joe sounds South African but makes better fish and chips than most places in the UK, and he and his friendly team make it a place you'll want to return to. Good value as well. Nice place to have a cold drink under the trees by the double decker bus.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Paul D
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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“You are in for a treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

Went last night to shell bus for fish and chips. Never eat them in uk but heard good things about the bus....oh my what incredible fish in the crispiest batter ever and chips to die for ,all piping hot .yum yum !! Could not believe it could be such fun, thank you Wayne and Lara . The bus is opposite sugar ridge hotel just above jolly harbour ,don't miss the bus !

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Clare G
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