Takeaway Test: The Trawler’s Catch, Castle Street, Sheffield

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As a city bursting with cultural delights, Sheffield is packed to the rafters with upmarket gourmet cuisine to set the taste buds alive.

The Trawler’s Catch isn’t that. It’s an unashamed greasy chippy, serving up well-battered treats at reasonable prices; a little slice of the seaside in the heart of the city centre.

The eatery’s main boast is its fresh Whitby cod - wisely, as it turns out, because it’s a delicious, light, fluffy example, if the batter is a little soggy.

The sausage was a tad bland, but edible enough, while the fishcakes and rissoles erred too far on the side of tasteless. But the chips - soft, golden and stuffed with light potato - were delicious. Sadly, scallops and baked beans were out of stock, but the overall experience - all of the above for less than a tenner - shows a hearty meal needn’t break the bank.

Food 3

Service 4

Value 5