"Call off the search. Close down the web browser and put away the guide books. I have found the eating experience of the year." Jay Rayner - The Guardian
Riley’s Fish Shack is a semi-portable fish bar and grill, serving local, seasonal fish and seafood, cooked simply over a real charcoal BBQ/ fire.
We’re located (literally) shorefront at King Edward Bay, Tynemouth, where we prepare, cook and serve from two converted shipping containers we’ve custom designed and installed. Like the simplicity of our food, our eatery is honest and rustic.
Fresh fish is sourced daily from local day boats, meaning a menu that is seasonal and where possible, sustainable.
The sustainable fish list is forever changing, much of the market fish landed locally is a bycatch, therefore much of the fish we source is sustainable in it’s own right!
Catch dependent specials are announced daily and served alongside regular chargrilled offerings of Lobster, Surf and Turf, Monkfish, Craster Kippers, Squid and Mackerel.
We work closely with a trusted and growing network of local suppliers, to ensure we receive the best produce. Dealing directly with the fishermen of Caley Fisheries, Blyth Fisheries Ltd, South Harbour import dock and North Shields Market for all our fish and seafood.
Our breakfast menu includes fresh pastries, world famous Craster Kippers with coffee supplied by The Ouseburn Coffee Co. Our REAL hot chocolate and brownies are provided by Tynemouth based chocolatier, Gareth James.
Our carefully selected beer and ale is sourced from some of the regions favourite brewers including Wylam Brewery, Almasty Brewing Co, Three Kings Brewery and Allendale Brewery.
We also pride ourselves on our ever increasing home-made beverages including our very own Ginger Beer, Mulled Wine, Hot Butter Rum and Mulled Cider.
“Riley’s Fish Shack was born from our love of fresh, honest, healthy seafood from which there seemed a real shortage of in our hometown of Tynemouth. There’s so much seafood caught here, much of which people don’t know is available or which of it truly is local.” - Adam & Lucy Riley, founders and co-owners/ husband and wife.
Our venture began as a roving street food (bicycle) stall, debuting at the inaugural Tynemouth food festival, in May 2012, where along with private events and North East food events we traded for the summers of 2013/14.
We’ve challenged ourselves to minimise the environmental impact our business causes and aim to build sustainability into elements of our restaurant. From our shack, our packaging, and of course our food.
Sourcing and cooking this way means our offerings are always fresh, subject to change and once they’re gone they’re gone.