Riley’s Fish Shack is a semi-portable fish bar and grill, serving local, seasonal fish and seafood, cooked simply over a real charcoal BBQ/ fire.
We’re located (literally) shorefront at King Edward Bay, Tynemouth, where we prepare, cook and serve from two converted shipping containers we’ve custom designed and installed. Like the simplicity of our food, our eatery is honest and rustic.
Fresh fish is sourced daily from local day boats, meaning a menu that is seasonal and where possible, sustainable.
The sustainable fish list is forever changing, much of the market fish landed locally is a bycatch, therefore much of the fish we source is sustainable in it’s own right!
Catch dependent specials are announced daily and served alongside regular chargrilled offerings of Lobster, Surf and Turf, Monkfish, Craster Kippers, Squid and Mackerel.
Fish Shack Quayside recently opened its doors offering a ‘lite’ version of our offering on King Edwards Bay.
Our faster paced ‘lite’ menu, enables fishshackers to sample an edited selection of wraps and empanadas in addition to some of our larger dishes.
Currently a seasonal project along side NE1’s Quayside Seaside, we’re planning to collaborate with guest chefs and traders for a week of each month to keep the menu fresh.
As well as kitchen collaborations, Fishshackers should look out for events including a fortnightly Fish Fry with Rob Heron, regular eat along movie nights and a fleeting trawler up the river delivering a monthly ‘flash fish market’ right on the Quay.
our (typical) menu
As our seafood is fresh and local, our stocks are limited so when it's gone it's gone! Our menu is ever changing however you could typically find...
Our chargrilled seasonal fish wraps and seasonal seafood are served in a handmade wood fired flatbread with our signature vinaigrette salads and Hepplewhite's Chipotle Chilli Relish and our crispy hot-plate garlic potatoes.
Prices may vary depending on market cost.
“Riley’s Fish Shack was born from our love of fresh, honest, healthy seafood from which there seemed a real shortage of in our hometown of Tynemouth. There’s so much seafood caught here, much of which people don’t know is available or which of it truly is local.” - Adam & Lucy Riley, founders and co-owners/ husband and wife.
Our venture began as a roving street food (bicycle) stall, debuting at the inaugural Tynemouth food festival, in May 2012, where along with private events and North East food events we traded for the summers of 2013/14.
We’ve challenged ourselves to minimise the environmental impact our business causes and aim to build sustainability into elements of our restaurant. From our shack, our packaging, and of course our food.
Sourcing and cooking this way means our offerings are always fresh, subject to change and once they’re gone they’re gone.
We work closely with a trusted and growing network of local suppliers, to ensure we receive the best produce. Dealing directly with the fishermen of South Harbour import dock, Blyth Fisheries Ltd and North Shields Market for all our fish and seafood.
Our breakfast menu includes fresh pastries from The Artisan Bakery, world famous Craster Kippers with coffee is supplied by The Ouseburn Coffee Co. Our REAL hot chocolate and brownies are provided by Tynemouth based chocolatier, Gareth James.
Our carefully selected wine is courtesy of The Wine Chambers of Tynemouth, with beer and ale sourced from some of the regions favourite brewers including Wylam Brewery.
We also pride ourselves on our ever increasing home-made beverages including our very own Ginger Beer, Mulled Wine, Hot Butter Rum, Cardamon Orange Prosecco and Mulled Cider.
We also curate and produce street food, live music events and markets for venues, councils, private events and weddings. In 2013 we co-founded renowned music and street food event The Boiler Shop Steamer.
Our input was also integral in producing the BBC 6Music Awards at the Sage Gateshead (Feb 2015), and the regional heat of the British Street Food Awards, which we also happened to win.
Get in touch to find out more about our event services and pricing.