Best Seafood Restaurants In The UK
Whether you find yourself on the coastline or further inland, there are more seafood restaurants in the UK than you can shake a stick at. But, when it comes to choosing a place to eat, you can feel a bit like a fish out of water, so make sure to check out our handy guide to help you along. From Sussex dining retreats serving up premium platters of shellfish to Northern Irish joints dishing out lobster burgers, here are the best places to get your fishy fix.
Championing British seafood from Brighton's stunning beachfront, The Salt Room is one of our absolute faves. While you take in the gorgeous sights of the ocean, chow down on treats like barbecued Cornish monkfish, seabass and jalapeño crudo, and tasty Maldon oysters.
Sea Containers has got to be one of the best seafood restaurants in London. While you tuck into moreish platters of octopus, oysters and seabass ceviche, or even a plate of flavoursome vanilla-cured salmon, admire the pretty views of the Thames from their riverside terrace.
Seafood restaurants on the coast in England don't get much better than WestBeach, where you can enjoy picturesque ocean views coupled with stunning produce. Not only that, but there's brekkies to start the day and DJs to entertain come the weekend.
If you're on the hunt for the best seafood restaurant in Devon, stop right there. The Boathouse over in Instow not only boasts sweeping panoramas of the coastline, but also a jam-packed menu of locally caught fish, including prawn linguine and a spiced tempura crab burger.
Providing exceptional fare in casual surrounds, Urban Reef is a top spot for sensational seafood. While you enjoy views of the coast, wolf down Scottish mussels, lobster and crab bisque, Poole Bay oyster and so much more. And in the summertime? They regularly host DJs and events.
Beautifully located right on the coast, Plymouth is home to some of the best lobster restaurants in the UK. Rockfish is no exception, boasting an award-winning menu of sustainably caught fish. Dig into the catch of the day, calamari and succulent scallops, either from their stylish eatery or outdoor terrace.
Not just a great backdrop for Instagram snaps, Newcastle's Leila Lily's is a top spot for premium seafood. The chef's over at this award-winning eatery are masters of flavour, slinging out little bites of heaven such as their coal baked king scallops, dished up with chorizo, avocado purée and pink grapefruit.
Senor Ceviche is all about the citrus-cured Peruvian classic that is its namesake. The Soho restaurant serves up fresh plates of zingy seabass, salmon, octopus and yellowfin tuna, accompanied by delights such a as ponzu tiger's milk and sweet potato purée.
With sites in Warren Street, Marble Arch and Heathrow, Steak & Lobster are surf and turf aficionados. In our eyes, they're up there as the best lobster restaurant in the UK - just try their mouthwatering goodies for yourself if you don't believe us.
For a gorgeous seafood restaurant in Manchester, make your way over to James Martin. What to expect? Pan-roasted bass accompanied by charred octopus and mussel minestrone, as well as Thai crab risotto, smoked chalk stream trout and many more fruits de la mer.