Where to eat great seafood
Surrounded by sea, Britain has easy access to some of the best fish in the world, and this is reflected in the quality of seafood restaurants up and down the country. For sheer freshness, you can’t beat some of the coastal seafood restaurants, but be sure not to dismiss the inland seafood restaurants. In the hands of top chefs, seafood is often served with innovative flair.
Two places in London for great seafood
Outlaw's at The Capital in Knightsbridge is Nathan Outlaw’s London restaurant. The menus from Nathan Outlaw and head chef Tom Brown reflect the former's love for Cornish seafood and the easy access that London has to fish markets across the UK. If you are in Cornwall, don’t miss out on Outlaw’s other restaurants – Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac and Outlaw's at the St Enodoc Hotel, Rock.
Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill in Mayfair occupies the site of the old Bentley's restaurant that first opened in the 1920s. With a commitment to sustainable fishing, this restaurant includes an oyster bar where you can see the oysters shucked and a more formal upstairs grill with an a la carte menu.
Coast, located in the Pembrokeshire seaside resort of Saundersfoot, is owned by Will Holland. With stunning views over Coppett Hall Beach, at this restaurant, you can see the fishing boats coming in with the day’s catch. An impressive 90% of the seafood served here is landed on that beach. The focus is on British seafood cuisine, but you will detect other influences, including Thai.
Kinloch Lodge on the beautiful Scottish island of Skye was once a hunting lodge for the MacDonald clan, but it is now a Michelin-starred restaurant. The menu has been created from classic British ingredients with a focus on local specialities, including steamed Skye salmon and Malaig hake. An impressive wine list offers suggestions to accompany each dish.