As part of our Future Fisheries project we have worked with local establishments and Living Seas champions to showcase a range of delicious dishes, using seafood caught locally in Welsh waters using low impact methods.
This recipe book includes fish stock recipes, tips on simple ways to cook fish as well as information about restaurants and places to source local seafood in south and west Wales.
Living Seas Champions
A bit about our Wild Welsh Fish Dish recipe book contributors
The Glasshouse Café is located on the top floor of the Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran here you can enjoy a simple cup of tea or coffee with a piece of homemade cake, a light lunch or a tasty meal from our main menu. The Welsh Wildlife Centre is open every day from 10am to 5pm, lunches served from 12 to 2:30pm and is also available for evening functions and outside catering events. For more information Tel: 01239 621600.
As well as our very own Glasshouse Café, based at the Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran a number of local establishments have contributed “guest recipes” to our recipe book. You can find out more about our Living Seas Champions below.
The Hungry Trout
Tim Dutnell, The Hungry Trout, 2 South John Street, New Quay, Ceredigion, SA45 9NG
The Hungry Trout is a regionally renowned seafood restaurant specialising in locally caught fish and shellfish from Cardigan Bay, supplemented by other ocal ingredients for their freshly prepared dishes.
Just metres from New Quay’s sea front, there is a warm atmosphere, an outside terrace commanding stunning sea views. The Hungry Trout also offers two spacious, well furnished double rooms with impressive sea views.
Tel: 01545 560680
Glyn & Menna Heulyn, Harbourmaster Hotel, pen Cei, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA46 0BT
The restaurant is situated in the original harbourmasters office, dating back to 1811. Overlooking fishing boats, it’s a relaxed space that serves the freshest foods, supporting locally-landed fish where possible. A winner of the Wales True Taste awards, it has been featured in the Good Food Guide every year since opening.
Chef Ludo was a semi finalist in the Professional Master chef in 2009 and is a recognised figure within Welsh food circles.
Tel: 01545 570755
Huw & Beth Roberts, Gwesty Cymru, 19 marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2AZ
Gwesty Cymru has eight rooms and an award winning restaurant and is located at the centre of Aberystwyth’s Victoria promenade, overlooking Cardigan Bay. With a menu that is strongly influenced by fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce, you can expect dishes such as Welsh Lamb Rump and Cardigan Bay Lobster, crab and seabass, delicious home made desserts and Welsh cheeses.
Tel 01970 612252
Pysgoty & Jonahs Fish Market
Craig & Rhiannon Edwards, Pysgoty, The Harbour, Aberystwyth, SY23 1NT
Tel: 01970 624611
Jonah’s Fish market, 10a Cambrian Place, Aberystwyth, SY23 1NT
Tel: 01970 615492
Craig and Rhiannon are passionate about good food, especially fish and have recently established the seafood café-bar, Pysgoty, with excellent sea views from outside decking. The exciting and creative menu is based, when possible, on local fish caught by fishermen in Cardigan Bay. Jonah’s fish market, also run by Craig and Rhiannon, offers a wide variety of seafood and fresh fish, locally sourced when available.
Pysgoty is open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday until Autumn. June onwards Pysgoty is also open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Limited spaces available so make sure you reserve a table.
Amanda & Julian Stuart-Robson, Jabajak Vineyard Restaurant, Banc-y-Llain, Llanboidy Road, Whitland, Carmarthenshire, SA34 0ED
Jabajak is a 5 star award winning vineyard restaurant with rooms, set in 7 acres of ground and located in the heart of west Wales.
Food is cooked to order using freshly prepared produce, grown on site, caught or bred locally and even foraged. They specialise in edible flowers and hedgerow produce.
To accompany their fish dishes they recommend their still white wine, produced for the first time in 2014 from their own vineyard harvest. In 2016 they will launch their own sparkling wine.
Tel: 01994 448786
David and Beverly Harrison-Wood, Caemorgan Mansion, Caemorgan Road, Cardigan, SA43 1QU
Chef/Owner David says ‘sourcing food locally is an integral part of providing a superior experience to our diners. This guarentees consistent freshness of produce and fits with our overall focus on reducing our carbon footprint and helping us maintain our Green Tourism Silver Award.
Supporting the local fishing industry is of particular importance to us as they have vested interest in fishing responsibly and suatainably the fish stock in the area that provides them with future employment. Everyone should look closely at using sustainable sources of fish to ensure that they, and importantly their children, can enjoy this fantastic source of food into the future”.
They use many of the suppliers featured on the Ceredigion taste trail.
Tel: 01239 613297