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Fishworks, Bath

6 Green Street
England BA1 2JY
Tel: 44 1225 448 707's insider take:

Back in 1997, seafood obsessive Mitchell Tonks had the bright idea of combining a fishmonger with a café—and a fish-cooking school. Since the tenth branch opened in July 2006 (in London's Parsons Green district), FishWorks is officially a minor national phenomenon, with Tonks almost equaling Rick Stein as England's TV-chef fishmeister. Freshness and good value are the mantras here, with chef Ollie Navias bringing the pick of the catch from the store's fishermen-suppliers to table. You can select your own specimen from the fish counter, or try dishes like roasted skate with brown butter with capers, breaded fried haddock, or sea bream baked in salt (the selection varies with market availability). Taramasalata made from fresh smoked cod's roe is the house specialty. Unusually for England, the casual dining room is augmented by a covered, heated deck.

Closed Sundays.

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