Simply Served

Rustic, raw and truly unique – we paid a visit to Riley’s Fish Shack on King Edward’s Bay in Cullercoats earlier this month and we can’t wait to show you around!

Rain or shine, summer or winter – the North East coastline and its rugged features, glittering sea and endless sandy beaches is worth a visit any time of year.

While we aren’t often blessed by the soaring temperatures that Cornwall and St Ives have, Riley’s Fish Shack have brought a cool Cornwall vibe to King Edward’s Bay – making the most of the abundance of locally caught fresh fish we have right on our doorstep.

Some of you may know Riley’s as a street food stalwart at the Boilershop Steamer in Newcastle and I am delighted to say they have set up a more permanent residence in a converted shipping container at the bottom of the stairs on King Edward’s Bay – just a five minute’s wander down Tynemouth Front Street and Tynemouth metro station.

Having both grown up by the sea (Richie and I actually first met at an impromptu beach party on this beach six years ago), we wandered down on what was a beautiful early Autumn Sunday afternoon – clear blue skies, sun and a ice cold pint for the pair of us and grabbed some food.

Riley’s Fish Shack has everything you need in a super cool space: indoor and outdoor seating areas, a bar, open plan kitchen and even a little toilet, it’s dog friendly, family friendly and cooks seafood simply served to enjoy al fresco in front of the waves. It’s simple, unpretentious and seriously cool. I loved the vibe Riley’s has about it, everyone is genuinely welcome and food is served while it lasts (mainly because it’s that good!)

What’s not to love?

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