Yorkshires Best Seafood Dishes
Wondering where you can find the freshest seafood in Yorkshire?
Crab and Lobster
The interior of this award-winning restaurant is filled with memorabilia, not just on the walls but hanging from the oak beams too – they even have a whole drum kit dangling amidst their chandeliers. The cuisine is equally as memorable, think gourmet dishes such as Large Fillet of Hartlepool Fish Market Haddock, Theakstons Ale Batter, Minted Mushy Peas, Proper Chips, Tartare Sauce and Chinese Curry.
Crab Manor Hotel, Dishforth Road, Asenby, Thirsk YO7 3QL
01845 577286 www.crabandlobster.co.uk
Owner, James Goacher, has seafood in his blood. His grandfather worked for a large fish wholesaler and had fishing boats in Bridlington harbour, while his father and uncle were fish merchants. Through these connections he sources the freshest seafood for Naked Fish, which was his answer to Bridlington's need for a good-quality fish restaurant serving fresh food in an informal way.
22 Bridge Street, Bridlington YO15 3AJ 01262 400266
Green's of Whitby
The owners of Green's, Rob and Emma, have created a combination of downstairs bistro and formal upstairs restaurant, aptly named Upstairs at Green's. Rob has contact with the best local seafood suppliers, so you can rest assured that the menu will always offer the freshest catch. He can even tell you which boat your fish was caught from and the skipper's name – talk about traceability!
13 Bridge Street, Whitby YO22 4BG 01947 600284 www.greensogwhitby.com
Gravely’s of Harrogate
With rave reviews and a menu of seafood classics, Gravely’s isn’t one to miss. The family-run restaurant prides itself on the quality of seafood on offer. Alongside a selection of mussel dishes, lightly seasoned fish options and their famous fish and chips, they also have a range of signature dishes including Gravely’s Jewel (a bed of shellfish cooked in garlic butter and white wine with a selection of deep fried seafood).
8-12 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1DB 01423 507093 www.gravelysofharrogate.com
The Seaview Restaurant
This restaurant has (as you may have guessed) fantastic views over Saltburn's beach and cliffs. Alongside their famous fish and chips, they offer salads, sandwiches and tasty seafood starters such as Crab Parcel and Seaview Fishcakes. Takeout is a popular option here, where you can enjoy your fish and chips on the promenade while watching the surfers.
The Foreshore Building, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS12 1HQ 01287 626585 www.theseaviewrestaurant.co.uk
Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill
With seafood carefully sourced from – you guessed it – Loch Fyne, this restaurant claims that the food is so fresh you can still taste the spring water from the surrounding mountains. The business was started over a mutual love of oysters, so we recommend giving their signature dish a go.
Foss Bridge House, Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ 01904 650910 www.lochfyneseafoodandgrill.co.uk
This restaurant opens for breakfast and serves a full menu throughout the day. In the evening it transforms into a romantic setting where you can enjoy your seafood dish at a candle-lit table overlooking the harbour. They offer hearty dishes such as Fish Pie and for the particularly hungry customer, The All In Deal: fish and chips with bread and butter and a pot of steaming tea.
4 Sandside, Scarborough YO11 1PE 01723 360922
Drum and Monkey
The Drum and Monkey is an intimate restaurant in the heart of Harrogate's Montpellier Quarter. They serve up lunch and dinner over two floors with a daily changing menu. They are proud of their Yorkshire heritage so expect locally sourced seafood dishes such as Nidderdale Trout.
5 Montpellier Gardens, Harrogate HG1 2TF 01423 502650 www.drumandmonkey.co.uk
The Wensleydale Heifer is a luxury hotel, restaurant and fish bar. The restaurant is formal whilst the fish bar offers more relaxed dining. Alongside the classics such as fish and chips, the menu includes innovative seafood dishes such as Banana Leaf Baked Scottish Salmon with Whitby Crab, Thai Peanut Curry
Sauce, Buttered Rice, Baby Coriander, Crispy Cashew Nuts and Fried Scallops.
West Witton DL8 4LS 01969 622322
When visiting Whitby you will notice the queue outside The Magpie Café. Famed for being one of the finest fish restaurants in the area, foodies flock to this award-winning café from far and wide. As well as classic fish and chips, the menu features a range of seafood options including mackerel, plaice, squid and halibut. With a children's menu to boot, this is the perfect choice for families.
14 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PU 01947 602058