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Best Seafood Restaurants in the North East

From Northumberland to the North Yorkshire coast, let us guide you on a coastal taste tour, with some of the best seafood restaurants in the North East

Here are some of our favourite fish shacks…

Colmans Seafood Temple, South Shields

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Providing the finest coastal cuisine from local fishermen, Colemans Seafood Temple is just a short stroll from the seafront of South Shields. With a vast menu of local oysters, traditional dishes, and a ‘From the Quay’ section featuring a hot seafood platter, whole roast fish of the day, and local native lobster, there’s something for everyone.

The Fish Cottage, Sandsend

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Just 20 yards from the beach in the beautiful seaside village of Sandsend, The Fish Cottage is renowned in the area for its finest, locally caught sustainable fish and seafood.

Tuck into a generous portion of traditional fish and chips served with homemade tartar sauce, mushy peas and lemon wedge. Or, go for the vibrant fish tacos packed with crispy king prawns, slaw and garlic aioli. The menu is full of more delicious options and is definitely worth a visit this summer.

The Jolly Fisherman, Craster

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The Jolly Fisherman is a must-visit on a coastal tour of Northumberland. With its far-reaching views overlooking the beach at Craster – and Dunstanburgh Castle beyond it’s the perfect spot to soak up all there is to love about the North Sea.

From the famous crab soup and North Shields dressed crab salad. To the Craster landed lobster and the kipper pâté, there are many reasons to celebrate this seaside spot.

The Fish Shack, Amble

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The mighty popular Fish Shack in Amble is a harbourside retreat serving up everything from fish and chips and locally smoked seafood, to sharing platters, roasted sea bream and fish-focused pizzas. It’s cute, cosy and effortlessly rustic, purpose built using an old ‘Sea Quest’ boat.

Riley’s Fish Shack, Tynemouth

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Go here for deck-chair-dining on Tynemouth’s King Edward’s Bay. The fish bar and grill on the sands offers local, seasonal fish and seafood. It’s prepared on site and cooked over a charcoal barbecue, resulting in the finest-tasting delicacies.

Riley’s provides its customers with catch-dependent daily specials. Along with lobster, surf and turf, monkfish, Craster kippers, squid, and mackerel, to name a few.

The Seaview Restaurant, Saltburn-by-the-Sea

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This sunny Saltburn spot serves up sensational dishes created from the freshest seafood from the nearby waters each day. Take a bite of the crab brioche enjoyed by Fred Sirieix and Nadiya Hussain, when the restaurant was featured on BBC’s Remarkable Places to Eat.

Set against the backdrop of Saltburn’s golden sands and Victorian pier, The Seaview offers indoor seating and a stunning outdoor terrace for soaking up those rays.

Latimers, Whitburn

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Latimers is made up of the Fishmonger and Seafood Deli – selling the finest and freshest fish and seafood, and The Hatch Takeaway serving delicious ready-to eat options to be enjoyed inside, on the beach, or wherever you wish. With everything from crab sandwiches and ‘smokie fish chowder’, to a lobster box and a selection of ‘Fisherman’s Lunches’, you can expect seafood done properly.

The Potted Lobster, Bamburgh

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A casual and utterly charming coastal experience. The Potted Lobster in Bamburgh is the place to be for fresh seafood in the North East. All sourced locally and served with a smile. A diverse selection of lobster, alongside a variety of other seafood focused dishes including Shetland mussels and crab salad. Simple yet delicious flavours using the freshest ingredients sourced from the coastline at the restaurant’s fingertips.