A new high-end seafood restaurant, Salt on the Harbour, has just opened overlooking Bridlington harbour, with the emphasis firmly on seafood landed right on its doorstep.

Salt on the Harbour is now offering an a la carte evening menu, alongside daytime and evening seafood-oriented restaurant and bar meals. There is also a fish and chip restaurant and takeaway to the rear of the building.

Owner Michael Harrison said: “We buy and source all our crab, lobster and seafood right here from approved dealers in Bridlington harbour – you can see it landed right outside. We are totally committed to providing the very best-quality, locally landed seafood.

“We look into what goes into our meals very, very closely and are prioritising buying locally and reducing our food miles at all times.

“If it’s not produced or grown right here in Yorkshire, we look as close to home as possible – our oysters are Northumbrian.

“The fishermen are pleased we are backing it, too – especially considering the difficulties the fishing industry has faced with Brexit-related exports and also creating new markets for shellfish in the UK’s hospitality sector.”

Neil Robson of Bridlington Bay Shellfish and Genesis Fishing, which supplies crab and lobster into UK and international markets, said: “Salt on the Harbour is putting lobster and crab on the restaurant map right here in Bridlington.

“You don’t see lobster that much on menus, but we’ve got the largest shellfish port in Europe here, so it seems ridiculous that you could rarely order it in our local restaurants.

“Michael and his team have changed that.”

On the a la carte menu are starters including Bridlington Bay Crab and mains such as local line-caught Grilled Fillet of Sea Bass and Bridlington Bay Lobster.

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This story was taken from the latest issue of Fishing News. For more up-to-date and in-depth reports on the UK and Irish commercial fishing sector, subscribe to Fishing News here or buy the latest single issue for just £3.30 here.

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