The Tailend Restaurant and Fish Bar
Half eat-in restaurant, half takeaway, specialising in seafood with a sideline in Italian.
Seafood aficionados should rightly be impressed by the impressive selection of species on offer here – the chippie staples of cod and haddock are joined by more exotic alternatives, such as scallops, monkfish and lemon sole. Equally, those seeking a change from the standard battered or bread-crumbed victims of the deep fat fryer will also be delighted to sample grilled or pan-fried alternatives, while there are also smoked incarnations, such as Finnan haddie, up for grabs. All in all it’s no surprise that it’s consistently hailed as one of the country's, not just the capital's, best chippies.
- High point: Fish, chips and batter all done to a T.
- Low point: Could have a greater commitment to sustainability
- Notable dish: Haddock supper
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 44
- Largest group: 44
- Open since: 2008
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
- House wine: £13.50 per bottle
Reviews & features
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