Saltwater Fish Company

4.9
674 Reviews
£25 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 674 people are saying
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RossB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional seafood platter, service was also excellent. Highly recommend.

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JacquelineH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Was quiet lunch time pretty theatre lunch for us.
The food was fantastic and the chef that cooked my lobster did it perfectly. Has to be the best I’ve ever had!

It was a shame we were sat at the end table next to the kitchen but apart from that the meal was perfect.
Thank you

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StephenF
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to deliver , excellent service and food

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GloriaS
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food could not be fresher and the service is second to none. Creative small and large plate ‘specials’ and an excellent wine selection.

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stevew
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, the food was exceptional!! The service was professional and so helpful.

Will be back as soon as we are in Newcastle again.

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TomF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and well presented.
The counter staff were efficient but could have been friendlier and less business like, they tended to chat to their regulars and ignore new customers.
Somewhat pricey.

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vipDaisydoo
Newcastle
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place excellent food excellent service thanks for looking after us Donna can’t recommend enough :)

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LyndaH
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I visit yesterday Helen had the prawn and scallops burger served with fries she said it was amazing I had the skate served with new potatoes and salad absolutely 💯all washed down with a nice bottle of cold pinot Grigio

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WendyD
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great wine list. The food was amazing, lots of choice and beautifully presented. Would definitely return.

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PaulA
County Durham
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Along with my wife and 2 kids occasionally travel nearly 40 miles to eat here. Always busy but the service and food is always impeccable. Yesterday I had the Ligurian fish stew, amazing, wife had the scallop and prawn burger, very pleased. Kids 8 and 4 fish gujons and fries, demolished. Always a pleasure.

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Libby
London
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great experience watching your fresh fish being cooked simply but to perfection. The staff are always welcoming and the menu interesting.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this place but disappointed the tempura squid wasnt on the specials had another squid dish which was nice but nit ad nice as the tempura version the crispy monkfish cheeks were nice too

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Foodlove
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the Saltwater - impeccable cooking and great produce / love the vibe sitting at the counter and watching the kitchen buzz

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vipGillnRoger
London
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional and friendly team. Wonderful selection of fresh produce, beautifully cooked and a joy to watch it being prepped. Saltwater Fish never fails to hit the mark 100%.

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StuartT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh seafood prepared in full view at this wonderful in store restaurant.
We had amazing Lindesfarne Oysters followed by a substantial North Sea Cod loin.
The house white is good. Not cheap but excellent quality and worth the experience.

JJ
JudithJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality food and knowledgeable staff. Great atmosphere.

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SoniaL
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my elderly father in laws first visit. He absolutely loved it and is asking when I’m taking him back.
Lovely staff. Superb food.

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fayed
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals me and my family have had in a very long time. Beautiful surroundings, gorgeous food and lovely host- think her name was Emma. Would definitely go back.

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Kimmy
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first experience. Superb quality fish and cooked to perfection. The tastes were truly memorable.
For a special occasion, this is the place to go. We will definitely go back.

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Jilly
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous meal after such a long time, we enjoyed oysters, the lobster and King Crab.

JM
JMCooper
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time visit for us and we chose to come for the Oyster Happy Hour. Great ambience, wonderfully fresh and tasty food, will definitely be coming back again.

JB
JulieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab on toast is unbelievable. The fish cakes & mussels are also great.

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Jj71
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and service- my only complaint is the wine list is really expensive for Newcastle.

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FionaK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve ever been to! Amazing food, amazing people just a great experience :-)

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charlescrompton
London
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

the coronation crab cocktail with mango and cashews. I think someone forgot about the mango and the cashews, non existent . The crab was almost non existent. Just a dih full of cabbage and mayonnaise.

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Clee
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

1st holiday after lockdown

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SheenaG
County Durham
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Excellent, friendly service. Great atmosphere. Love everything about it.

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Robin
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to Saltwater before for some oysters which we really enjoyed, so decided to go back. We shares the 'Fruits de Mer Royale' with a whole lobster.
It was magnificent!! An excellent selection of seafood presented beautifully on two beds of ice. The seafood was cooked expertly by Ian, who deserves a recommendation.
We accompanied it with a bottle of house white, which complimented the food very well.
The service was also excellent - friendly but very professional. From where we sat we could see 'behind the scenes' and everyone worked very well together.
Every dish we saw coming out looked superb.
This was fine dining at it's best.
We highly recommend this restaurant and we shall certainly return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to eat fantastic staff very friendly and helpful.
The high seats at the bar are great to see the chiefs prep the food and gives you the chance to talk and discuss what’s on offer.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fresh food. Oysters were superb.
We started with oyster then went with some small plates
Service was excellent.

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MikeB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great to back after such a long time. Everything was as good as ever, staff did great job ever though they were a couple down. Already planning next trip……

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vipEricB
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

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toby
Edinburgh
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice of brilliant fish dishes. I had delicious John Dory and my husband brill
Lovely meal

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SamR
London
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant in Fenwick’s. Freshest fish, friendly staff, just wish they were open later

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely and plenty of choice. Very helpful staff recommended some lovely food. Will definitely be back.

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LucyK
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always unbelievable here - I had the cod fillet with basil courgettes and tomatoes - divine, washed down with the wine special of the week - a gorgeous Albariño!

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JillF
County Durham
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special treat, food delicious, expect to pay the appropriate price for such an experience.

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AllanS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overpriced food.
Whilst I enjoyed my food I thought it was overpriced. I am a lover of seafood and have eaten in seafood restaurants around the world. This was one of the most expensive. Drinks were also overpriced. It was a voucher present from my daughter which was very nice
but I’m afraid we won’t be eating there again.

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Mick
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We always love coming to Saltwater Fish, gutted I missed my crusty loaf to go with my Mussels. Didn’t realise it was part of the dish, so I didn’t have anything to soak the beautiful sauce.

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FrancescaA
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing and well worth the money. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the dishes and drinks menu which was really helpful. The seating in the restaurant is high chairs which was off putting but we did find out that if you book via the restaurant next door you can sit at a normal table and eat from both menus (seafood & steak) which we plan to do next time.

FAQs

Saltwater Fish Company is rated 4.9 stars by 674 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.