A modern take on the traditional seaside eating house - The Fishmarket Newhaven ethos is centred around keeping it simple - a philosophy from a cookbook by the famed Alistair Little and it is a mantra that is at the heart of every dish.
The food is a collaboration between the creative team behind the Ondine and the seafood suppliers Welch Fishmongers. This close partnership has blossomed into something quite special and the strong relationship between supplier and chef has resulted in some truly impressive dishes. Every dish at The Fishmarket Newhaven is cooked to order using fresh quality ingredients that is locally sourced wherever possible.
The history behind the location is a quaint one, the venue is nestled within the old fish market of Newhaven which dates back to 1896 and the restaurant itself used to be the filleting unit for Welsch’s Fingermongers - who now supply the restaurant.
The menu is simple and classic with everything you would expect to see from a traditional seaside eatery. Enjoy the classic take-away of the aptly named ‘proper fish & chips’, with your choice of breaded or battered haddock, teamed with a generous serving of chips and add mushy peas or curry sauce - a choice likely dependant on where you spent your childhood.
The dine-in menu offers the traditional fish & chips as you would expect, along with more refined seafood dishes including monkfish curry with basmati rice and steamed Shetland mussels served with a white white, garlic and parsley broth. If you decide against a seafood main then the classically British menu includes an Aberdeen Angus beef burger and crispy chicken goujons coated in parmesan breadcrumbs.
The restaurant was recently featured on the BBC’s television show Most Remarkable Places to Eat which has given a well-deserved platform and a whole new audience who have flocked to sample the renowned menu.