Saltwater Fish Company

4.8
622 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 622 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.9
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked for my partner’s 60th birthday, and we were not disappointed. This was the best seafood meal either of us have ever had. Not cheap, but worth every penny. Friendly, helpful staff helped to enhance a wonderful gastronomic experience.
Highly recommended.

DH
DennisH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic been a few times always 5 star food and service

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SalD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great service and great food as usual. There's always something a bit different on the specials boards and the staff are very knowledgeable about all the dishes.

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DinoD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been to The Saltwater fish Co restaurant before and it never fails to be excellent.
Lots of options on the menu and the wine is 1st class as well.
Obviously in a top class seafood restaurant nothings cheap but it's a nice treat - especially on a special occasion.
My wife was a little disappointed with the portion size of the dessert but overall - superb.
We'll definitely be back.

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Grumpy
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place to eat, the best fish and sea food in Newcastle, you can buy from the counter to cook at home too they give you the best cooking advice

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vipAshleyH
County Durham
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to be back, service great, food fantastic, we have missed it so much!

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JulieW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent cold seafood sharing platter. Quality of the seafood was outstanding with plenty of choice. Fantastic service by friendly helpful staff. We will definitely be back

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MarkD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10
service and food was amazing! would highly recommend and will be coming back!!

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KateO
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visit regularly, everything about this place is perfect! Would absolutely recommend.

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drumshop
Newcastle
14 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome, staff are second to none 👊

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Vance
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Venue! Highly Recommended. Dressed Oysters were superb!

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AnneS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s my favourite Newcastle lunch spot
The service, food, ambience all excellent
The Prosecco is excellent too..though ouch pretty expensive!

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Ianl
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Every morsel of food was delicious, the wine was a perfect match, the waitresses were delightful ... but we didn't get the main course we ordered (which we didn't mind in the end) and one of the drinks orders took too long to arrive. Small points to make - overall it was superb and we will be back.

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wendyg
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Saltwater Fish Company never fails. The perfect combination of amazing food and a relaxed ambience. We love this place and will be back very soon.

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Rachel
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff & service as always
Amazing food, great selection

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AlexR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and one of our favourite places to eat

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Bertie
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely gem of a place in great setting.
Staff are amazing and so helpful.
Great choice of dishes. There is nothing that I can fault. If you live seafood this is the place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as ever

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SaraC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, nice to see the preparation, excellent presentation, lovely staff.

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JULIA
London
25 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was truly amazing!!! The food, the discreet but efficient service, the ambience, everything was fantastic!

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AllanB
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love a visit here. The fish is super-fresh so we always have the Lindisfarne oysters, tune tartare, and sea bass ceviche when they’re in, which they usually are. Nice wines, lovely ambience, and attentive service. It’s pricey but worth it.

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SuzQ
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!!! Celebrating birthday weekend in town and we found them while searching on Google for seafood restaurants. Honestly didn't knew exactly what we booked, but review and photos looked nice. Staff were welcoming and friendly, and food was soooo fresh and delicious! Well presented plates prepared spot on! For dessert we opted for a bowl of mussles - I think this was a first! Really great experience and I would not mind driving now and then 3h one way for such a great meal!

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WitchyWest
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First class food and service. Will definitely return.

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katiek
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent lunch - great choice of specials, good selection of wine. The service was great and the food was delicious - very good quality.
Will definitely go back on my next trip to Newcastle

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Crackle
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Newcastle. Exceptional food and charming service.

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SarahH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was amazing but we had no idea the restaurant closed at 8pm so were really rushed at the end to finish our meal and didn’t get to try deserts which was a shame!

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Wolsingham1
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a fabulous early evening meal at Saltwater. Booked in advance as it’s always busy.
The only negative is the high swivelling seats which are a challenge when your only five foot high! Appreciate that this is a space saving measure.
The quality of the food and service more than makes up for the seating arrangements .
Will be back ASAP.

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Nemo64
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and good staff. Service was good and staff were helpful and considerate

JB
JulietB
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So enjoyed visiting the Saltwater Fish Company. The staff were very friendly, which made it for us. Really liked the seating at the bar, which made it feel informal. We had the Fruits de Mer and it was fabulous. Oysters and mussels in particular were delicious - could really tell they were good quality. If we were ever in Newcastle again would definitely return.

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AndrewJ
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t fault it for fresh seafood and sides, simply prepared and cooked, and prompt efficient service. Excellent value.

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jenny
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

favourite restaurant ever. the food and service is amazing

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debbieb
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely friendly atmosphere
Good attentive service
Very fresh food
Food served in good time
Good choice on the menu

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HilaryS
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always. Well worth waiting 9 months for.

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Hebster
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our Celebration lunch, 5* food and service

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ChristianS
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One thing we really missed in lockdown. Outstanding fish beautifully cooked and presented.

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vipkassir
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! One of my favourites in Newcastle

JB
JanetB
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Both food and service were great though a bit pricey. However I’m getting increasingly fed up with 21 groups policy regarding sharing tips with staff. I strongly suspect that it’s not shared solely amongst who customers mean for it to go to - ie the front of house and kitchen staff and I suspect an undue proportion gets distributed amongst management.

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JimH
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit since lockdown. Same good food and high standards as ever. Staff great.

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BrianP
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you like good food saltwater fish is the place to be

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food Nice to go back And see great staff again

FAQs

Saltwater Fish Company is rated 4.8 stars by 622 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.