The Cod Scallops is originally a fish and chips shop based in Wollaton in Nottingham. However, not too long ago Long Eaton got our very own branch! They were actually 3rd in the 2016 National Fish and Chips Awards and a Finalist in the 2018 awards.
When they opened here in Long Eaton we’d tried them a couple of times using their takeaway option. It was always pretty decent fish and chips (or in my case scampi and chips)!
Yesterday I ventured out with my parents who are visiting from Malaysia to give the restaurant a go rather than takeaway. As its a weekday lunch time it wasn’t too busy and we were given a table fairly quickly by a lovely smiling member of staff. They thankfully took note of the pram (in case you’re wondering, I’ve had my baby girl!) and showed us a table with ample room to slot the pram next to.
We ordered a Haddock (£9.50), Whitby Jumbo Scampi (£9.90) and the Golden Oldies lunchtime special of Mini Cod, Chips & Mushy Peas (£6.00). The Haddock and the Scampi (8pcs) is served with chips or potato salad, tartar sauce and lemon wedge. The Mini Cod comes with a cup of tea or coffee and is available from 11.30am to 2.00pm. Along with a bottle of Coke and a bottle of Sprite the bill for 3 of us came to £30.80 which is pretty decent!
The staff were all incredibly nice and helpful even when my mother accidentally made a mess by spilling coffee due to the table slipping on the floor. The owners should maybe invest in some non stick stickers or something on the legs of each table to stop them shifting so easily on the floor.
Although its easy to take advantage of the takeaway system I’d definitely eat in the restaurant again as it tastes so much better fresh (lovely crispy batter, hot food, non-soggy chips, etc) and you get a friendly smile with the service. You can definitely see why the Cod Scallops business has won awards! Definitely a recommended place to eat! Very glad we have this on our doorstep.
The Cod Scallops – https://www.codsscallops.com/
Service – 4.0
Food – 4.0
Value – 4.0
Overall – 4.0