A 10 Day Celebration of Seafood: England’s Seafood FEAST 2022


The end of the month sees the return of England’s Seafood FEAST, a 10-day celebration of world-renowned local seafood on the English Riviera in beautiful South Devon. From 30 September to 9 October the towns of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay will be hosting a Seafood FEAST for all the senses, giving visitors the chance to join the locals and experience some of the best seafood in the world, right where it’s landed.

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It isn’t a food festival in the conventional sense as there’s no big marquee; instead, a packed programme of events featuring local seafood hosted by local eateries across Torquay, Paignton & Brixham. Visitors will be able to take their pick from seafood set menus and platters, tasting menus, crab cracking masterclasses and paella, collaboration events, and that’s just for starters! A feast for all the senses… this year you can go wild sea swimming, stand up paddleboarding and on nature walks with local experts before devouring sensational seafood.

All of the events will feature seafood that is landed locally, so it’s as fresh as can be. And why not sample local beer, cider, wine or gin with a meal – the southwest of England has a well-deserved reputation for local sourcing and passionate producers, and there’s lots to discover.

The Feast dovetails with British Food Fortnight, a celebration of the delicious food readily available across Britain as a result of the culinary renaissance that has swept the country in recent years and National Seafood Month in October.

The heart of the Feast is Brixham Fish Market, where England’s biggest catch by value is landed; over 40 species of fish and shellfish are regularly sold at the daily auction. During the Feast there will be tours of the market taking place at 6am – they will book up so advance booking is essential.

Whether it’s for a day, a weekend or a week, visitors will be spoilt for choice.

Mitch Tonks, restaurateur and owner of Rockfish, said “The world of seafood can be a bit of a mystery sometimes, we often stick to the things we know. Our Seafood Coast in England has the most amazing range of species caught and landed in our waters by our fishermen. The Feast is a really fantastic couple of weeks showcasing all of that, people can visit and try so many different things. It really is feasting; feasting on all the variety, going from place to place and trying something different, it’s like a seafood trail. I suggest getting your map out early and planning where to go and what to eat, time to feast!”

Simon Hulstone, chef-proprietor of the Michelin-starred Elephant Restaurant, said “South Devon has an abundance of fantastic produce and I honestly can’t think of anywhere better in the UK for local sourcing. It’s a pleasure to support the local coastline with England’s Seafood FEAST and I’m really looking forward to being involved again this year.”

Carolyn Custerson, Chief Executive of the English Riviera BID Company, said “We are delighted to be hosting the return of England’s Seafood FEAST, which will once again showcase the fantastic local fish and shellfish we have on our doorstep and the passion and talent of our many local fishermen and chefs – the ‘Faces of the Feast’.” The programme can be found on http://www.theseafoodfeast.co.uk – events are being added regularly, so keep checking back for more information and book direct with the local businesses taking part.

Special Seafood Feast Events

7 Chefs from England’s Seafood Coast 

Various restaurants in the English Riviera including Simon Hulstone from The Elephant & Mitch Tonks from Rockfish. A food crawl enjoying a dish at each of each venues below.

Torquay – Saturday 1st October 2022 10am – 5pm

No7 Fish bistro, The Elephant, Twenty1, Ollies, Wesup, Pier Point, Offshore

Brixham – Saturday 8th October 2022 10am – 5pm

Berry Head Hotel, Shoals, The Prince William, Beamers, Rockfish, Liberty, The Curious Kitchen

This very special event returns for 2022. 7 Chefs from England’s Seafood Coast. 7 seafood courses in 7 restaurants in 7 hours with 7 local artisan gins. In aid of the Fishermen’s Misson

Book via Visitors Information Office Torquay 01803 211411

Brixham Fish Market Tours with Rockfish 

Brixham Fish Market and Rockfish, Brixham – daily at 6am from 3rd to 7th October.

Get a fantastic insight behind-the-scenes at England’s largest fish market then a breakfast at Mitch Tonks, Rockfish

Book direct – www.therockfish.co.uk

7 Course Seafood Feast Celebration 

Brasserie at the Bay, Meadfoot Bay, Torquay

1st until 9th October 2022 / 7pm

Specially created for England’s Seafood FEAST by award winning chef Callum Tasker, this 7 course sensational seafood tasting menu celebrates the fabulous fruits of the Devon coast. Available throughout the feast. £80 per person. Seafood breaks & luxury overnight stays also available.

Book direct – www.meadfoot.com

TCK by Night

The Curious Kitchen, Brixham

30th September, 1, 7 & 8th October 2022 from 6:30pm

6 course special seafood supper created for the Feast by creative owner Ashley Hamilton. £55 per person. Limited availability

Book direct www.thecuriouskitchen.co.uk

Fish, Chips & Fizz at TCK

The Curious Kitchen, Brixham

Wednesday 5th October 2022 / 6.30pm

Trio of local battered fish, madras fries, chilli smashed peas, charred lime & tartar with a bottle of prosecco. £50 for 2

Book direct – www.thecuriouskitchen.co.uk

Mermaid Afternoon Tea 

Offshore Restaurant & Bar, Torquay

30th September – 9th October 2022 / 12 – 4pm

Mermazing Afternoon Tea including seaside sugary treats, local savoury seafood & shimmering bubbles. £16.95 per person

Book direct – www.offshoretorquay.co.uk

Festive Family Fun Sea Shanty Festival & FEAST

Offshore Restaurant & Bar, Torquay

9th October 2022 from 12pm

Enjoy live music including sea shanty band The Old Gaffers, whilst dining on paella & seafood BBQs, Under the Sea themed crafts & facepainting for the kids. 

No need to book – just turn up!

Special Seafood Feast Celebration Menu

Cary Arms, Torquay

Thursday 6th October 2022 / 7pm

A specially designed special seafood 3 course menu overlooking the bay with a glass or wine or local beer for only £39.95 per person

Book direct – www.caryarms.co.uk

Seafood Lunch at No7 Bistro

No7 Fish Bistro, Torquay

30th September, 1st & 3rd – 8th October 2022 – 12.15 – 1.45pm

2 course lunch featuring a wide selection of local fish landed daily. Only £25 per person. 

Book direct – www.no7-fish.com

Special Seafood Lunch

Ollies Restaurant, Torquay

6th, 7th, & 8th October 2022 – 12pm

2 courses of sensational local seafood for only £20

Book direct – www.olliesrestaurant.co.uk

Seabirds & Seafood 

Guardhouse Cafe, Brixham

Tuesday 4th October 2022 8am – 10.45am

Enjoy a guided walk by Mike Langman, bird illustrator & guide, around Berry Head. Torbay can be alive with be seabirds at this time of year and Mike is an expert in his field… this is followed by a seafood breakfast from England’s Seafood Coast at the Guardhouse Café. £25 per person. Very limited.

Book direct with Mike-  www.mikelangman.co.uk

Wine & Dine

Cantina, Goodrington

Wednesday 5th October 2022 – 7pm

Queenie & Barry are pairing up to bring you fantastic wine and seafood canapes. An evening filled with great food, great wine & all the wine knowledge your heart desires! £20 per person

Book direct cantinagoodrington.co.uk 

All Hands On Deck Sea Shanty Band

Cantina, Goodrington

8th October 2022 – 2pm – 4pm

All Hands On Deck will be treating us to an interactive sea shanty experience. Free but donations to the RLNI welcome. Seafood specials featured.

No need to book – just turn up! 

Sea Swimming & Seafood Supper

Cantina, Goodrington

8th October 2022 / 6.30pm

Meet for wild swimming at Goodrington North Sands before enjoying a talk by Matt Newbury & Sophie Pierce, local authors of the Wild Swimming Walk books, over a bowl of delicious seafood chowder. £10 per person in aid of charity 

Book direct cantinagoodrington.co.uk 

Sea Shanties & Chefs Fish Curry

Berry Head Hotel, Brixham

Saturday 8th October at 7pm

Enjoy Chefs special Brixham Infused Spiced Loin Of Hake curry with Missin’ Tackle performing sea shanties. In aid of the Fishermen’s Mission. £17.50 per person. 

Book now –berryheadhotel.com

Demo & Dine

Liberties, Brixham

6th October 2022 from 7pm

You will be welcomed with a Brixham Deck Chair G&T, with Exec Head Chef Hannah from The Prince William demonstrating Oyster shelling! Enjoy 3 different local oysters, with dressed crab, breads & dips. Mixologist & Manger Pietro will suggest cocktail pairings with shellfish & seafood. £45 per couple. 

Book direct libertysbrixham.co.uk

Sunrise SUP & seafood breakfast

Wesup, Torquay

5th October 2022 at 7am

Enjoy a sunrise guided paddleboard tour around the bay followed by a Seafood Breakfast at Wesup. £30 per person. Limited spaces

Book direct wesup.co.uk

SUP, Seafood BBQ & Litter pick

Wesup, Torquay

8th October at 4pm

Meet on Torre Abbey Sands to explore the coastline whist helping the environment followed by a social seafood BBQ at Wesup the Marina. £25 per person. Limited spaces. 

Book direct wesup.co.uk

Pier Point BBQ Tasters 

Pier Point Restaurant & Bar, Torquay

2nd & 8th October 2022 from 2pm

Enjoy sampling a range of local fish cooked on the BBQ – species you may not have tried before. Find your new favourite!

No need to book. Just turn up!

Serving up daily Sensational Seafood Specials throughout the FEAST

(subject to opening hours)

Brixham

Beamers, TQ5 8AW

beamersrestaurant.co.uk 

Berry Head Hotel, TQ5 9AJ

berryheadhotel.com

Rockfish, TQ5 8AW

therockfish.co.uk

Prince of William, TQ5 9BW

theprincewilliam.co.uk

Shoals ‘Restaurant on the Lido’, TQ5 9AF

shoalsbrixham.co.uk

The Curious Kitchen, TQ5 8ER

thecuriouskitchen.co.uk

Guardhouse Cafe, TQ5 9AW

guardhousecafe.com

Liberty, TQ5 8AW

libertybrixham.co.uk

Paignton

Cantina, TQ4 6BU

goodrington.co.uk

Crab & Hammer, TQ4 6DU

crabandhammer.co.uk

Harbour Light, TQ4 6DU

harbourlightpaignton.co.uk

Occombe Farm Cafe, TQ3 1RN

occombe.co.uk

Shoreline, TQ4 6AG

paigntonbeach.com

Venus, Broadsands TQ4 6HL

lovingthebeach.co.uk

Torquay

Below Decks, TQ1 2BG

belowdecks.co.uk

Brasserie at the Bay at Meadfoot Bay, TQ1 2LQ

meadfoot.com

Cary Arms, TQ1 3LX

caryarms.co.uk

Hamiltons, TQ1 3LP

hamiltonsclub.com

Number 7 Fish Bistro, TQ1 2BH

no7-fish.com

Ollies, TQ1 1EB

olliesrestaurant.co.uk

Offshore Restaurant & Bar, TQ2 5EG

offshoretorquay.co.uk

On The Rocks, TQ2 5FB

ontherocks-torquay.co.uk

Pier Point Restaurant & Bar, TQ2 5HA

pier-point.co.uk

The Elephant, TQ1 2BH

elephantrestaurant.co.uk

The Imperial Hotel, TQ1 2DG

theimperialtorquay.co.uk

The Thatched Tavern, TQ1 4TS

thethatchedtaverndevon.co.uk

Twenty1 Lounge & Tapas Bar, TQ1 2BB

twenty1lounge.co.uk

Rockfish, TQ1 2BB

therockfish.co.uk

Wesup, TQ2 5EQ

wesup.co.uk

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