All this sea air is making me hungry…

Settle into a sofa by the seaside this summer and enjoy food with a view…Here’s five of the best seafood restaurants right on the beach.

The Seafood Restaurant, St Andrews, Scotland
The Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews offers a fine dining experience in a stylish restaurant and an open plan kitchen – watch the chefs at work or enjoy the views of West Sands beach and out to sea. Further information: www.theseafoodrestaurant.com or tel: 01334 479475. Open seven days a week for lunch (12.00/12.30 until 14.30) and dinner (18.30 – 21.30).

Fifteen Cornwall, Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Jamie Oliver’s new beach-side restaurant is the plaice for celeb (chef) spotting this summer. Due to open in May, it is to be based on the format of his popular Fifteen restaurants in London and Amsterdam. It will no doubt offer plenty of the famous pukka tucker.Further information: www.fifteencornwall.co.uk or call: 01637 860543. Open seven days a week throughout the day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Porthminster Beach Café, Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

I hear lots of good things about this restaurant which has some of the best views in beautiful St Ives. Seafood on offer includes tasty local St Ives Bay Mackerel.Further information: www.porthminstercafe.co.uk or tel: 01736 795352. Open daily throughout the summer for lunch (12.00 – 16.00) and dinner (from 18.00).

The Whitstable Oyster Fishery restaurant, Whitstable, Kent 

Whitstable is seafood heaven with a great seafood market by the harbour and numerous seafood restaurants. The Whitstable Oyster Fishery Company restaurant has arguably the best location of the town’s numerous seafood restaurants, overlooking the popular shingle beach.Further information: www.oysterfishery.co.uk or tel: 01227 276856. Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch (12.00 – 14.15) and dinner (from 18.30). Times vary throughout the week. 

Due South , Brighton

Seasonal and locally sourced produce is always on the menu including great seafood…and right on Brighton Beach.Further information: www.duesouth.co.uk or tel: 01273 821 218. Open seven days a week for lunch (12.00 – 17.00) and dinner (from 18.00). Closed Sunday evening.

Any other contenders for the best food with a sea view..?

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2 Responses to All this sea air is making me hungry…

  1. Due South, do you know I had the nicest bottle of English wine there? It really was very tasty and like a numbskull I forgot to make a note of the name.

  2. e123 says:

    About Oyster Fishery Co in Whitstable: we arrived as it opened at 6.30pm on Saturday for our reserved table. The waitress sat us in a table where two of our dining guests had hot sun facing directly into their eyes. We kindly asked to be moved to only be told “sorry but we are fully booked tonight” in a very rude manner. All the table around us were empty. We decided to leave as we wouldn’t have enjoyed the meal. I am glad we did after noticing the main meals between £17-20 and starters were £10. It seemed expensive for the very rude and unaccommodating service. I have since found out several friends have eaten in there and they said the food was quite nice but all experienced rude service that ruined their night out.

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