Saltwater Fish Company

4.8
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Seafood
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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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

truly exceptional, best seafood you’ll find in newcastle

MH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish, well cooked and served with care. We had the turbot and the mixed seafood grill - both absolutely delicious.

OT
County Durham
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our daughter for lunch this week and she enjoyed it as much as we did last week, everything is so very fresh and cooked to perfection, the service is exceptional and the atmosphere is fantastic!

CW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fruits de mer although it should state the correct price for hot rather than a surprise on the bill. It would also be good if it stated that it does contain meat but these were just minor for our visit. Great wine list too.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

NB
Leicestershire
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The spicy monkfish was delicious and thoroughly recommended. Lovely restaurant with quality food and service with plenty of dishes to try. Looking forward to going back again soon.

A
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great lunch, thanks. Nothing we have not enjoyed.

DA
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great food a good choice of meals there was some issues with some ingredients for our order but i understand the issues with fresh seafood good overall

P
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit, and I have been raving about it ever since. I love seafood, but finding anywhere as accessible, with such a good range and quality is near impossible...until now. Wine was great as well.
I have already booked my next visit!

KS
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch with the family. Great service too. We will be back.

CD
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant as I love seafood. The seafood is 100% fresh.

AW
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out table overlooked the cooking area where a very busy chef was supported by very efficient staff. The oysters were expensive but lovely and well worth the cost and we both had turbot which we watched being cooked to perfection. Not many restaurants serve fresh turbot but somehow this restaurant always manages to have it and it is always exquisite, in my view" the king of fish."

W
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon spent with my 2 adult children to celebrate my son’s birthday. Food was delicious as ever, staff friendly and attentive

a
Newcastle
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, best fish restaurant in Newcastle.

MJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited during the evening and enjoyed good seafood, service, wine selection and a good choice of dishes. Being in a department store it lacks the ambience one might experience in a restaurant but that would not deter us from going again. It has a relaxed, quality 'vibe.

HS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Definitely recommend this. It was recommended to me just the day before so I count myself very lucky to get two bar stools when I wanted to eat by booking online at dawn. The food exceeded my expectations, the fixed price menu had super choices and I could have happily ordered any of the starters or mains. My mackerel pate was outstanding and salmon superb. Too full for a dessert but I had hoped to! Very friendly, helpful service, cannot fault the Saltwater Fish Company and will certainly return.

OT
Newcastle
7 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very relaxing lunch

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Love the place... definitely my number one in Newcastle ❤️

n
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to the restaurant and as usually lovely, nice atmosphere with attentive staff and great food and wine ! Thank you , I will be heading back soon !

DV
Newcastle
11 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Made a booking for Saturday 09/11/19 and despite of asking for usual sitting area the man who attended us (not the usual pleasant lady) refused to accommodate us other than in a v busy seat at the entrance. A big disappointment on one of our fav restaurants. Result, booking cancelled and moved to a more accommodating restaurant. Hugely disappointed!!

JB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely food, staff are so friendly, always made welcome. Highly recommended

PC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were excellent and the food was absolutely delicious. The selection of wines is really good too. A fabulous experience which we will definitely repeat! Highly recommended.

SF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food but bit pricey for food served at a bar counter

k
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

visit on Saturday 12th with freinds from Scotland really impressed with the service variable menu seafood mixed grill.was very nice scallops prawns sea bass sauce scallops beautiful very soft a great dining experience

LH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch as usual well done to all who work so hard to make our day special thank you

TS
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a gorgeous lunch here with my Mum. The food was fabulous and the service was too. I will be coming back to do the same but with a glass of wine next time!

SP
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Quality produce ,very fresh,perhaps a little more expensive than I would expect,however a nice treat.

MM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely fresh simple but tasty ingredients. Service excellent asking if we would like a test in between courses and to advise them when we were ready.

RS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wine and attentive, friendly and helpful service.

SG
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Once again fab sea food coked to perfection,This is possibly the best Sea food Restaurant in Newcastle

BS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food served in a beautiful; setting by ex staff

RK
Wales
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SA
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

W
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.