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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Channel Islands – Jersey
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.