Great spots for a feast of fish

Whether you know your laverbread from your razor clams or love scallops for your supper, Wales has a passion for seafood that just has to be experienced. Try a few of these for starters.

  • A fishmonger serving fresh fish at Swansea Market
    A Swansea Market fishmonger, Swansea

    Entice your tastebuds at the Cockle Rotunda or buy from fishmongers who have been established for nearly a century at Swansea's famous, much-loved undercover market which was given its own programme on BBC One Wales. Full of character, Swansea Market has origins in the 17th century but moved here in 1961. 

  • Exterior of the Fish at 85 fish restaurant
    Fish at 85, Cardiff by Fish at 85

    ‘Catch’ your own fish and see real fishmongers at work at Fish at 85's acclaimed restaurant which, as a relatively new kid on the block, has built a formidable reputation for the quality of its locally caught supplies. Its place as a wholesaler to the city's restaurants shows the finesse of these fish connoisseurs.

  • A chef frying and preparing fish at Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival
    Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival, Ceredigion

    Usually taking place in July, you'll find no better place to sample seafood treats on a summer's day than Ceredigion's highly popular festival. Mingle among the crowds, cheer on competitions, watch local feasts being cooked and hear tips from the experts to ensure you're a dab kitchen hand all year.

  • The Three Fishes boat, used on fishing trips for Sea Bass Safaris and Bass Fishing Trips off the coast of Ceredigion near New Quay
    Bass Fishing Trips off the coast of Ceredigion by Bass Fishing Trips

    The professional fisheries manager ready to take you on this journey of aquatic discovery says the concept is as easy as learning to ride a bike. Take to the deck of Sea Bass Safari's proud modern boat, The 3 Fishes, and set off in search of sea bass across a 40-mile stretch.

  • The Escape Charters fishing boat in the Bristol Channel off Cardiff.
    Escape Charters, Cardiff Bay by Escape Charters

    Whether you're a novice interested in following the fishing process or a foodie keen to meet the makers of your food, Escape Charters excursions from Penarth Marina are a fantastic way to gain a keener understanding of the fishmonger's life. These unique boat trips search for different species depending on the season.

  • A scallop starter served at Twnti Seafood Restaurant in Pwllheli
    A scallop starter at Twnti Seafood, Llŷn Peninsula by Twnti Seafood Restaurant

    If you've got a hankering for local crab, lobsters and scallops, then Twnti's highly-regarded restaurant within the peaks of the Llŷn Peninsula is a great place to unwind over dinner. Set within a converted barn, its owners have been ensuring a personal welcome and cosy atmosphere for more than 20 years.

  • With its wild goats and spectacular cliffs, the Great Orme is quite a place in its own right. It's even better seen from a Lobster Safari, on a trip aboard an impressive angling boat in the company of a marine biologist ready to tell you the mysteries of the sea.

  • A cockle picker with baskets full of his catch in Penclawdd on the Gower Peninsula
    A cockle picker at Penclawdd, Gower

    Drawn from the Gower Peninsula's mud flats using tractors, rakes and riddles, Penclawdd Shellfish's factory can see off ten tonnes of shellfish an hour. And if you haven't experienced laverbread – a kind of seaweed, painstakingly collected before being washed until it turns into a nutritious jelly, then this is your chance.

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