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Features 2 minutes 21 July 2021

The Best Seafood Restaurants in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland

Where to head for a seafood feast this summer

United Kingdom 2021 Seafood

We are lucky enough to live somewhere surrounded by the sea, meaning that not only do we have access to an abundance of fresh, sustainable fish and shellfish, we also have plenty of chefs who know how they need to be cooked.

From beachside bistros to city hotspots, there are many seafood restaurants featured in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland; we have rounded up some of the best, including those with a Michelin Star.

Republic of Ireland

Max's, Kinsale

Michelin Plate

On the main street of this foodie town you’ll find this pretty, welcoming restaurant; it’s been here over 20 years and is well-known by the locals for its winning fish dishes.

Max's, Kinsale
Max's, Kinsale

Aherne's, Youghal

Michelin Plate

This traditional restaurant has been in the family for three generations and fresh local seafood is at the heart of all they do, with fish straight from the day’s catch at Youghal harbour.

Aherne's, Youghal
Aherne's, Youghal
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Goldie, Cork

Bib Gourmand

A lively, well-run bistro; the daily menu offers fresh modern dishes which use a ‘gill-to-fin’ approach, making use of the whole catch from the smaller day boats.

Wales

Harbourmaster, Aberaeron

Michelin Plate

The Harbourmaster showcases fish and shellfish from Cardigan Bay, alongside Welsh beef and lamb and Ceredigion cheeses; enjoy a pre-prandial drink on the terrace with its harbour views.

Harbourmaster, Aberaeron
Harbourmaster, Aberaeron

Lochleven Seafood Café, Lochleven

Michelin Plate

Set on the shore of the loch, with stunning mountain views. Scottish seafood is cooked to order fresh from the water; feast on lobster, langoustines, crab, mussels, clams, scallops and oysters.

Lochleven Seafood Café, Lochleven
Lochleven Seafood Café, Lochleven

The Pierhouse, Port Appin

Michelin Plate

A stunning setting with a spectacular view over Loch Linnhe to Lismore; the welcome is a warm one and the menu is packed with fresh local seafood and traditional Scottish delicacies.

The Pierhouse, Port Appin
The Pierhouse, Port Appin

South West


Outlaw's New Road, Port Isaac

One Michelin Star

Outlaw's New Road offers stunning views and a set menu which focuses on ultra-fresh fish and shellfish landed at the nearby harbour. Classical dishes keep the focus on the main ingredient.

 Outlaw's New Road, Port Isaac
Outlaw's New Road, Port Isaac

Sardine Factory, Looe

Bib Gourmand

Set in a lovingly restored warehouse with views over the harbour, Sardine Factory utilises the daily stocks offered at Looe Market, which sits right opposite the restaurant.

Sardine Factory, Looe
Sardine Factory, Looe

Seahorse, Dartmouth

Michelin Plate

Mitch Tonks’ charming showpiece restaurant, on the banks of the River Dart, champions sustainable local seafood, much of it cooked over an open charcoal fire.

Seahorse, Dartmouth
Seahorse, Dartmouth

The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow

Michelin Plate

This special spot is a local institution with fish and shellfish at its heart. It’s where it all began for Rick Stein back in 1975 and the classic dishes are influenced by his travels.

The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow

Porthminster Beach Café, St Ives

Michelin Plate

Ask for a window table at this beachside restaurant; the views over to Godrevy Lighthouse are amazing and the sunsets, hypnotic. The seafood menu offers original cooking with an Asian edge.

Porthminster Beach Café, St Ives
Porthminster Beach Café, St Ives

Channel Islands – Jersey


Oyster Box, St Brelade

Michelin Plate

This family-run restaurant boasts lovely views across St Brelade’s Bay, while seafood unsurprisingly leads the way on the crowd-pleasing menus. Oysters are a speciality.

Oyster Box, St Brelade
Oyster Box, St Brelade

South East

Angela's, Margate

Michelin Plate

A laid-back, bijou bistro just off Margate’s famous esplanade, Angela’s takes great pride in serving local, sustainable fish & shellfish. Enjoy views out over the Kent coastline.

Angela's, Margate
Angela's, Margate

Little Fish Market, Brighton and Hove

Michelin Plate

It’s fittingly located in a converted fishmonger’s and fish is the focus of the set tasting menu. Chef-owner Duncan is full of enthusiasm and his skilled cooking has harmonious flavours.

Little Fish Market, Brighton and Hove
Little Fish Market, Brighton and Hove

London

Angler, Finsbury

One Michelin Star

Angler boasts views of some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks. The regularly changing menu is led by fresh catches sourced largely from Scotland and Cornwall.

Angler, Finsbury
Angler, Finsbury

Scott's, Mayfair

Michelin Plate

A Mayfair institution with a long, proud history and a terrific clubby atmosphere; the seafood is of prime quality and there’s plenty of choice for everyone. Oysters are a speciality.

Scott's, Mayfair
Scott's, Mayfair

J.Sheekey, Strand and Covent Garden

Michelin Plate

This iconic seafood restaurant, situated in the heart of theatreland, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2021; mark the occasion with a ‘125 Platter’ starring oysters and caviar.

J.Sheekey, Strand and Covent Garden
J.Sheekey, Strand and Covent Garden

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