Coast readers have nominated their top seafood restaurants and you have until May 10th to vote for your favourite

Thank you for nominating so many brilliantly sustainable coastal fish restaurants for this year’s Fishing News Awards Coastal Fish Restaurant of the Year category. We were inundated with choices for the shortlist, but after careful deliberation, we have whittled them down to just 10. Now, it’s up to you to vote for the winner.

The winner will be decided by voting only, not judged by a panel. Voting ends on 10 May, so take your pick from these superb shortlisted Coastal Fish Restaurant of the Year nominees:

Tobermory, Scotland

This fantastic seafood restaurant, owned and run by cousins Jane McDonald and Liz McGougan, was chosen because of its spectacular views and fresh, sustainable food with great flavour. Open for its twelfth season, the restaurant has its own fishing boat to deliver daily lobster and langoustines, with local boats supplying other seafood. They also stock a wide range of Isle of Mull beers, cheeses and more. (

Lyme Regis, Dorset

This restaurant, owned by celebrated chef Mark Hix, was picked for its outstanding seafood cuisine and locally sourced produce. Set in Mark’s native county, Dorset, the restaurant boasts great views across the Jurassic coast and a relaxed atmosphere. The menu changes daily, serving up high-quality seafood, often from boats that operate from the harbour it overlooks. (

Brighton, Sussex

Opened in February 2015, this new restaurant situated on Brighton’s seafront has had a major impact on the Brighton food scene. It champions sustainable, local food and creates unique recipes that have given the restaurant an outstanding reputation for quality. The slick, modern interiors and stylish cocktail menu have helped to introduce a new, young crowd to British seafood and fish. (

Wester Ross, Scotland

Set in stunning Highland surroundings, this seafood restaurant was chosen for its wonderful dishes that are simply prepared to enhance natural flavours. The seafood is caught locally using sustainable, low-impact methods wherever possible. Celebrating 20 years of business, Kishorn is popular with locals and tourists alike. The menu includes oysters, mussels, prawns, scallops, crabs, squats and lobster. (

Tynemouth, North Shields

Longsands Fish Kitchen was selected for its tasty, sustainable fish, cooked fresh to order. The restaurant serves Shetland mussels, grilled lobster, shucked oysters, monkfish and prawn curry, roast turbot and classic fish and chips. The menu changes daily dependent on the daily catch by the local fisherman, highlighting the restaurant’s dedication to sustainability. (

Amble, Northumberland

With its picturesque harbour setting, this restaurant was included for its fine seafood and fish selection bought directly from local fishing boats. Highly skilled chefs conjure up an impressive menu of both classic and experimental dishes. Customers enjoy the friendly, relaxed atmosphere and the great views. (

Whitby, North Yorkshire

This seafood restaurant, well known in its region, was chosen for its use of sustainable, fresh, local fish and seafood and its traditional ambience. The Magpie Café, housed in a striking black-and-white building overlooking the harbour, supports the local fishing community and economy. It has a long connection with fishing and the shipping industry. (

Port Isaac, Cornwall

Outlaw’s was picked for its delicious, original seafood dishes and support of sustainable methods. The restaurant buys fresh fish and shellfish from local inshore day boats that are certified by the Responsible Fishing Scheme. The fishermen work using low impact fishing methods that preserve the marine environment. (

Exmouth, Devon

This distinctive restaurant is set on a custom-built floating barge. Fresh seafood is bought from local fishermen and suppliers, with mussels gathered from right under their feet. Many of the fishermen who supply the restaurant can be seen at work as they pass the café. Weekly specials reflect the daily catch.  (

Various, Devon

Run by best friends and renowned chefs, Mitch Tonks and Mat Prowse, this family restaurant was chosen for its integral commitment to sustainability. They work with fishermen to understand the constant challenges of fisheries and have a 2-star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association. Their fantastic seafood dishes are expertly cooked and beautifully presented. The first Rockfish restaurant opened in Dartmouth in 2010 and more followed in seaside towns where fishing is a key part of daily life. (

Who will you crown Coastal Fish Restaurant of the Year? To vote for your favourite click here. And don’t forget voting ends on 10 May. 

Find out more about the Fishing News Awards here.

Who will you crown Coastal Fish Restaurant of the Year? To vote for your favourite click here. And don’t forget voting ends on 10 May. 

Find out more about the Fishing News Awards here.