It’s not always easy to find the best quality seafood in UK restaurants, as many of us live too far from the shore to see much fresh fish. However, to save you the hassle of scouring the country looking for the absolute best luxury seafood restaurants, we’ve already done the digging for you. Here is a selection including some of our favourites.
Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, Padstow, Cornwall –
This place is understandably busy as a result of its association with one of Britain’s most respected celebrity chefs, but it’s surprisingly relaxed and takes inspiration from all over the world when it comes to the food. However, being set on the Cornish coast there’s nothing better than enjoying some authentic British seafood here.
Inver Restaurant, Argyll, Scotland –
Situated right next to Loch Fyne, this seafood restaurant specialises in sustainable and traditional Scottish cooking. Mussels, crab and langoustines are some of the best offerings here, with much more on the menu to satisfy any seafood lover.
Rocksalt, Folkestone, Kent –
This fabulous seafront restaurant in a premier spot at the harbour in Folkestone serves up some of the best seafood (and cocktails) you’ll find for miles around. Rocksalt is also a hotel, so you can enjoy the incredible views from the comfort of your bedroom too, but we highly recommend the restaurant with its specialities including local whelks, raw scallop salads and authentic taramasalata.
Coast, Pembrokeshire, Wales –
This restaurant also features hotel rooms, but however lovely they are it’s a place primarily focused on the food. Serving up some incredibly flavourful and creative seafood dishes right on the Welsh coast, there’s nothing not to like about this modern and exciting restaurant.
Eric’s Fish & Chips, Norfolk –
This one is a relative newcomer, but it’s already gaining a reputation for simple fish and chips, as well as more sophisticated seafood dishes. Everything here is grounded in traditional British cuisine but given a high-end modern twist, making it pretty much the best we’ve found for a complete dining experience.