A new seafood spot has popped up on High Bridge and we’re loving it. Nova is a brand new boutique restaurant serving seasonal seafood inspired by European culture. This small, seafood grill and bar is the perfect place to sit back, sip champagne, slurp up some sumptuous seafood and appreciate the finer things in life. What’s more? Oyster Happy Hour from Tuesday to Saturday from 3pm – 5pm and Sunday from 12pm – 4pm, means you can try this speciality for a great price – at just £1 per oyster. Flavours/suppliers will change monthly and include ceviche oysters (chilli, lime and coriander), tempura oysters (Vietnamese dipping sauce) and crispy oyster (oyster mayonnaise). Why not check out Nova’s Moët & Oysters special – a perfectly chilled glass of champagne with your choice of Lindisfarne oysters or Cornish oysters for just £11.95. Sitting just off Grey Street, Nova is a great place to meet friends for a pre-theatre fizz and fish, or check in with a loved one on date night this National Oyster Day.
The Lamp Room, Seaham
The Lamp Room in Seaham has something for everyone. Whether you’re checking in for some fresh tapas, daily seafood specials, sumptuous steak, barista-made coffee, wine or cocktails, you’re going to love this seaside spot. Celebrate National Oyster Day this summer with six freshly shucked Lindisfarne oysters served on ice and topped with lemon. The ultimate sharing starter.
The Star Inn The Harbour, Whitby
With Andrew Pern at the helm, The Star Inn The Harbour promises a sprinkling of luxe when it comes to the traditional fish and chip offering. The seaside restaurant is a dream realised, a stone’s throw from the harbour; so close that lobster pots from the fishing fleet find their resting place at the side of the restaurant, stacked up ready for another outing – once emptied of their luxurious gourmet catch. We can’t resist the Lindisfarne oyster (£2 each) on the specials menu. There’s no better place to sit back with a glass of wine and an oyster or two!
Trenchers, Spanish City, Whitley Bay
Celebrate National Oyster Day at the stunning new Spanish City development in Whitley Bay. ‘The Dome’ originally built in the early 1900s, has been lovingly resorted back to its former glory, with contemporary touches amongst the unique design and architecture. This luxurious new leisure facility is home to Trenchers, arriving in Whitley Bay after 40 years of serving traditional fish and chips at Trenchers of Whitby. This family-friendly hangout by the coast is perfect for whiling away the afternoon with sumptuous food as a pianist plays the keys in the background. Go here for grilled fish, lobster, prawn, veggie dishes and most importantly – this National Oyster Day – oysters!
Crab & Lobster, Thirsk
An elegantly eccentric spot for hearty seafood and sumptuous wine. This North Yorkshire gem near Thirsk embraces local produce, fresh seafood and a wide variety of gourmet dishes. The place is traditionally British with a real Yorkshire feel, yet it’s packed with treats and trinkets suggesting both local and exotic locations across the globe. There’s a sweet outside terrace for dining al fresco, a cosy bar area for a lazy late lunch and an elegant dining room for a candlelit dinner. Delightful decor and quirky touches aside, the food here is something worth celebrating – and it’s safe to say the Lindisfarne oysters are at the top of their game. Served on ice with white wine and red wine shallot vinegar, they’re as fresh as can be – enjoyed best with a glass of crisp white on the sunny terrace.
Longsands Fish Kitchen, Tynemouth
Longsands Fish Kitchen is a beautiful, coastal bolthole serving Shetland mussels, grilled lobster, monkfish and prawn curry among many other dishes including shucked oysters. Make Longsands part of your National Oyster Day plans this year with flavours for everyone from hot and crispy with jalapeño mayonnaise, to natural with red wine shallot vinegar and ceviche with lime juice, red chillies and coriander. It doesn’t get much better than Lindisfarne oysters – and for just £2 a pop, there’s no better place to be!
The Jolly Fisherman, Craster
The Jolly Fisherman is exactly what it says on the tin. A harbour-side haven for the oysters-lovers and kipper crowd out there who pack into quaint little Craster on high days, holidays and weekends. It’s always nice to see so much fresh local seafood on the menu which offers up everything you’d want to munch on as you sit within a shell’s throw of the lobster pots. Lindisfarne oysters make their way on to the evening menu, served naked or dressed at just £2.50 each. The perfect starter to ‘cast off’ a sensational seafood supper on the Northumberland coast.
Lindsay Bros, Newcastle
Grainger Market shoppers can swing by Lindsays Bros fishmongers for their fix this National Oyster Day. Established in 1936, this family-run seafood spot has their fish delicacies cooked there and then at Lindsay’s To Go. Pop in and enjoy a fresh, shucked lunch Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm.
Colmans Seafood Temple, South Shields
This family-friendly South Shields favourite serving the region’s finest coastal cuisine is a North East go-to for all that is glorious about seafood. The restaurant’s Oyster Bar serves an extensive supply of Lindisfarne oysters as well as Colchester oysters when in season. Grab a loved one and go here for a sumptuous seafood sharing platter this National Oyster Day, or check in for Oyster Happy Hour Monday – Friday, 4pm – 6pm, for just £1 per shuck.