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.

Last updated on 8th June 2022




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.

Plymouth: Rockfish

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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.

Devon: The Boathouse

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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.

Boscombe: Urban Reef

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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.

Searching for a nice spot to eat in the UK? Head to Côte, which has branches across the nation, for an evening of delicious French seafood dishes, such as roasted sea bass and Breton fish stew. Expect fabulous service and a long list of Champagne to choose from as well.

Leicester: Giggling Squid

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The lovely city of Leicester is home to one of the top fish restaurants in the UK, Giggling Squid. The seafood aficionados use Thai flavours to create show-stopping dishes like betel leaf and ginger lime salmon, samui zingy prawns and lip-smacking Phuket mussels.