Saltwater Fish Company

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Seafood
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Designed for seafood lovers – Saltwater Fish Company, situated in Fenwick Foodhall, operates as both a Fish Bar and Fishmonger with a ‘we cook what we sell, we sell what we cook’ philosophy. There’s no fuss – just a passion for seafood, simple yet creative cooking and friendly service.

With counter seating for 19 people and an open kitchen our Fish Bar offers casual seafood dining – we’re talking oysters from different beds, small dishes to delight, large plates to satisfy, French-style Fruits de Mer Platters to share and a blackboard full of daily specials. Champagnes and wines, too, of course – all fish friendly.

At our Fishmonger’s counter it’s all rather simple. We sell the finest selection of seasonal fish and shellfish whilst sharing tips and recipes and our well-stocked wet fish counter provides the raw materials for our regularly changing menus.
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BS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food served in a beautiful; setting by ex staff

RK
Wales
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, best scallops and tuna tartare i’ve Ever had thoroughly enjoyed it!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food with exceptional service. Quite literally in a league of its own!

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience
We love this fish restaurant. Five star but not Michelin prices.

W
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Not much for gluten intolerance but staff were great and offered me their sister restaurant menu too which had plenty of choices. Great to watch food being prepared.

RF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. we had a mix of small plates all of which were exceptionally tasty, well prepped and cooked

cannot recommend enough

CC
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good fresh fish cooked well. Served in a pleasant informal ambience with excellent service. A few more vegetables would have been welcome.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great freshly prepared fish dishes , prepared in front of you. No hiding for the chefs! The service was excellent, very attentive & able to answer ALL of our many questions. Excellent value. A great place to meet friends for an excellent lunch

CP
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this restaurant is a pleasure to eat at. I am never disappointed with the food or service and will continue to recommend to friends.

LK
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A "go to" destination for excellent food, set in the bustle of Fenwick's food hall. Delightful fish and well prepared and cooked to order as you watch. Recommended.

F
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and nice atmosphere in the food hall, which was fun to wander around while we were waiting for our table. Good deals on for 2 or 3 courses and nicely attentive staff waiting on

DR
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A really nice place to eat. We enjoyed sitting at the bar and watching the kitchen in action. The hake was fabulous but the fruits de mer less so. It was described as having lobster, langoustines and cockles but none of these were present. Instead lots and lots of cooked mussels, which are lovely when hot in garlic and white wine but don’t work as well cold. The king prawns, although big on size were not big on taste - small cold water shell-on prawns would have been so much better. All that said, we still had a great time.

J
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was excellent the only problem was that the staff continually talked across about their personal goings on and problems with till

J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wine and service. A must for fish and seafood lovers. Will definitely return.

KA
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here for food when we are in Newcastle, sometimes just make a special trip so we can call in for oysters!

highly recommended, the food is amazing

M
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was so fresh and so much choice!
We had the La Met with Lobster there was so much we just couldn’t finish it all!!

BC
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service. Thank goodness limited wi-fi to keep folks using their phone to a minimum.

KB
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great time at this venue. Our grandchildren love it. Staff are always welcoming and food delicious.

LC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I was so disappointed to find that I had booked on line - when I arrived I was seated as a pair facing the wall which I did not really like - there were 8 empty seats at the main counter - the waiter told me they were reserved - on as a party of 3 and two parties of two. I asked as we had arrived before the other two parties of two if we could take their seats and they be allocated ours - he said no - this was not possible with barely any explanation. I then said that we did not wish to eat in that spot and would go elsewhere - the waiter could not of cared less - FABULOUS CUSTOMER SERVICE NOT!!!!!
I did complain to the manager and to be honest we are good customers spending an average of £150 for lunch if you can afford to loose us then so be it

Lesley Capeling - 07889841291

TO
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a marvellous experience it was our first visit but will not be our last

CH
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice food. Friendly staff. But bar stools not ideal. Our stools were wobbly and felt we were going to fall off. Food and service was excellent

MC
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous food, and reasonably priced. The seafood platter was so tasty!
Very relaxed atmosphere and great if you like to people watch 😁Definitely go back

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails to impress. Flawless service, fresh food of the highest quality, excellent wine selection. Perfect location.

WH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always best quality of produce & service. Have always enjoyed our meals and compliments to the chef excellent menu.

RO
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was on saltwater fish company on Tuesday with my partner we experienced a very pleasant and nice place to be the staff were very helpful and very polite I would definitely recommend anyone to give it a go I will definitely be going back
The food and presentation was excellent very tasty

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food would have been nice if it weren’t covered in salt

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as always! They had mussels on which are my all time fav so was very very happy! The set menu is such good value and always has something on that I would have. Halibut for mum was beautiful

P
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of fresh fish/ shellfish. I had the king crab which was delish! The oysters were also excellent

GN
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great sea food!! Fish and sea food selection second to none. Epert advice from chef. Beautiful meals. Great service. Pricey, but there's no alternative to quality.

S
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt, the best food in the north east, saltwater has actually ruined dining out for me and my partner as we know nowhere will ever live up to this place.
The food, the wine, and the service are all impeccable.

SL
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A wonderful little space in the Fenwick Food Hall Newcastle. The food was excellent - we had as mains the fish stew (aided and abetted by great sourdough bread) and prawn and scallop burger which were delicious! We started with oysters. Helped down with a glass of Tattinger and a cold erdinger beer.
The staff were great - very helpful and willing to chat if we wanted bur allowed us our space - would recommend highly.

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best fish restaurant in the North East. Outstanding quality and cooked to perfection.

T
Newcastle
22 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the squid to start which was tender and tasty followed by the monk fish cooked to perfection well done all at saltwater fish, suberb can't wait to return

DV
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Today the fish was cooked to perfection. Succulent and not overdone.

PS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific service and absolutely superb food. A great early evening bite.

AM
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place for lunch or early dinner. Food was delicious,with a varied large menu,plus specials board. Not the cheapest place,but find for a birthday treat etc!
Very friendly,helpful staff & lovely to be able to see the chefs preparing the food.
Would definitely return.

AP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful setting with gorgeous food and excellent service. Great to watch our food being prepared.

AN
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I came here for a fish lunch extravaganza and dodnt go home disappointed. The only gripe was the crab was forgotten about but they remedied that quickly and were very professional about it. Definitely go again.

EM
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fish here was really exceptional - you could tell it was fresh, it was filleted to order directly from their fish counter and due to the open bar-seating and kitchen layout you could see the skill and confidence of the chefs, which is vital to working with fish in my opinion. The servers were all lovely and took their time to explain anything on the menu. Their day-to-day menu has plenty of options of all varieties, but they also have impressive specials boards showcasing different styles and cuisines. And for all oyster-lovers out there, rejoice; the Lindisfarne Oysters they have are gorgeous - juicy and plump and expertly shucked.

The cost of a meal here is not cheap per say, but I do insist that it is good value, the fish really is that good and definitely worth the few pounds more than you may spend elsewhere. I would say the only thing not at good value is the cost of drinks but water is of course any option and the selection of drinks is so celebrating with a good bottle of champagne is definitely an option!

I will most certainly be returning.

J
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again impeccable food and service. The spaghetti with lobster was a standout success.
Great team who deliver a warm welcome and great hospitality

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