It’s almost National Seafood Week (4-11 October 2019) – a yearly celebration encouraging people to eat more delicious fish.
By eating the recommended two portions of seafood a week, you can boost cognitive function and support heart health, down to its high content of awesome omega 3. Seafood is also a powerhouse when it comes to vitamins and minerals; zinc, iron, copper, selenium and B vitamins are essential for optimum function of the immune and nervous systems. Packed with protein, seafood also keeps you fuller for longer and aids growth and repair.
So, to help you get your ‘two-a-week’ we’ve shortlisted some of our favourite Manchester restaurants to make fish the dish.
1 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB
Situated on the 19th floor of No.1 Spinningfields, 20 Stories is the place to go and enjoy seafood in a glamorous setting, with unparalleled 360-degree views of the Manchester skyline. Head Chef Brain Hughson, is supporting Seafood Week with the addition of Colchester Rock Oysters to the menu for the month of October.
51 Stockport Road, Lydgate, Oldham, OL4 4JJ
Formerly the local police station, then a schoolhouse, a weaver’s cottage and a look out and bomb shelter in the Second World War, the White Hart building has a rich history. A Brewery since 1921, the pub was renovated in 1994, now offering decadent gastronomic experiences created by Head Chef Mike Shaw. For Seafood Week Chef will be championing his famous lobster ravioli, lemongrass and ginger, made using the finest locally sourced ingredients.
64 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BN
The Anglo-French brasserie, was founded by renowned Chef Ed Baines and restaurateur Jamie Poulton 20 years ago, following almost a century operating as one of the finest butchers and delicatessens in London’s Soho. Since opening Randall and Aubin has been serving the freshest seafood, so is a must-visit this Seafood Week. Special recommendations include the fish and lobster pie or roast seabass with braised leeks, peas and fondant potatoes. If you want to push the boat out, Royal Bairii Caviar is also available on the menu, at 10, 30 and 50g.
Gartside Street, 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB
Contemporary Chinese restaurant group Tattu have launched their latest seasonal menu, featuring their largest selection of stunning seafood dishes to date. In celebration of National Seafood Week, Tattu have selected a handful of standout seafood dishes from their eclectic menu. The Chilli and Sesame Roasted Scallops with flavoursome slices of pan-fried Chinese sausage on top of crushed edamame and crisp mint, presented in an Instagram-worthy scallop shell is a firm favourite year-round at all of Tattu’s restaurants and makes for the perfect small sharing plate or starter. A new addition for autumn/winter is the Ginger Miso Black Cod. The incredible melt-in-the-mouth texture of this fish is delicately balanced with flavours of miso and ginger, served with pickled lime and daikon salad to give the dish a bold citrus contrast.
123 Manchester Rd, Manchester M21 9PG
‘Keeping things simple’ was key to the vision behind The Oystercatcher in Chorlton, according to owner, Chef Duncan Ranyard. The menu revolves around freshly sourced seafood cooked on a charcoal grill. Simple and delicious. As well as the obvious oysters (naked or with shallot vinegar), dishes including chargrilled sardines (£7 for three) and wild tiger prawns (£9) make it easy and affordable to make fish the dish.
But if fish isn’t your thing, have you tried Manchester’s newest Steak night?