Dining on the Coast – Best Restaurants On The British Seaside

Discover dining on the UK coast this summer!

After a wonderful day at the beach what is a better way to round it off than with a scrumptious meal at a good, seaside restaurant.  We’ve had a look around and have found a few favourites to tempt your taste buds.

Age and Sons

In Ramsgate on the beautiful Kent coastline, situated in a Victorian warehouse’s courtyard, just a few minutes from the sea you will find Age and Sons. This is a delightful family run café and bar where you can enjoy seasonal British food – fish is sourced from boats that land nearby, whereas vegetables come from local growers. On top of it, the chef was previously at the popular gastropub the Anchor & Hope, in London.

The Hix And Oyster

If you are looking for delicious seafood in Dorset, the Hix And Oyster Fish House is the place to go. It overlooks the harbour in Lyme Regis and boasts the most stunning panoramic views across the Jurassic coast – this is easily one of the most picturesque spots to enjoy fresh British seafood. The focus is on sourcing and serving the best seafood which can be found and doing as little to it as possible so that you enjoy the real flavour of great British ingredients.

Pebble Beach

Perched on top of a cliff in the beautiful county of Hampshire, you will find the magnificent Pebble Beach Restaurant.  The terrace is open in summer for al fresco dining and the view over the Needles is simply amazing. This restaurant prides itself on outstanding food and service.  The menu offers something for all tastes and all dishes are created from locally sourced ingredients. You will be assured of a wonderful meal whether you choose a formal dinner in the restaurant, or a light lunch in the bar or at the oyster counter.

Fifteen Cornwall

If you are holidaying in Cornwall  this year a visit to Jamie Olivers restaurant, Fifteen Cornwall, is a must.  This restaurant is designed to help those who deserve a second chance in, and builds on the belief that with the right help and guidance that it is possible for anyone to be successful.  The aim is to inspire people through food, whether it’s apprentice chefs or diners. You will dine on dishes created from Cornish ingredients whilst taking in the coastal vista.

The Galley Topsham

In the ancient seaport of Topsham Quay, Devon overlooking the River Exe you will find The Galley Topsham.  This is a relaxed friendly family restaurant where the chefs’ mission is to impress you with the best of traditional Devon dishes. The seafood is fresh and stylish, and all meat and vegetables are sourced from local farms. Due to this the menu changes daily, as it based on what food is available and in season. The wine cellar is home to some favourites as well as some lesser known wines for the more adventurous pallet, and the staff will be happy to make recommendations. Children are most welcome.

Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant 

For a real treat, go for a blow-out at Stein’s best-known restaurant in Padstow, Cornwall. There’s now a seafood bar in the middle of the room,  where you can watch chefs assembling platters of oysters, langoustines, sushi and sashimi – no need to book (at the seafood bar).

The Crinian Hotel and Westward Restaurant

Situated in a tiny fishing village at the northern end of the Crinian Canal which connects Loch Fyne to the Atlantic Ocean, you will find the Crinian Hotel and Westward Restaurant. Both are well known for the freshest shellfish, the best Scottish meat and for the fantastic location. The hotel has been the centre of the community for over 200 years, and is a meeting place for Hebridean sailors, fishermen and holiday makers. Above all it is now the place to find the best and freshest seafood in Scotland.

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