Our Story

 

Native Seafood and Scran was born out of frustration. The frustration of living on the North Coast of Ireland and not having direct access to the abundance of incredible local seafood.
For too long there has been a void between fishermen and the public and this gap is one that Native wishes to fill. Beginning in the middle of the first lockdown, the business has grown rapidly. Starting off as a modern take on the traditional Fish Mongers method, using online pre-orders and delivery, Native gradually expanded into a full sit in/ takeaway seafood restaurant with fresh fish counter. We pride ourselves on making everything from scratch, to order and only using local seasonal ingredients to accompany our sustainably sourced seafood. 

One of our proudest accomplishments to date would be being recognised as…

'Restaurant of the Year' - Slow Food Awards 2021,

‘Best Fishmongers in Northern Ireland’ Slow Food Awards 2022

‘Best Newcomer’ in the top 100 restaurants in Ireland - The Irish Times

‘100 best restaurants in Ireland 2022’ - The Sunday Times

McKennas Guide - 2022

Georgina Campbell Award - 2022

..subsequently we have also produced one of our own recipes in The Observer. The past few years have been eventful to say the least, with numerous floods to the building and the biggest storms in many years (the joys of being 10 metres away from the sea). Regardless, we love every second of what we do and look forward to the challenges and freedom a post lockdown world brings us and for the Future of Native.

Rebekah and Stevie

 

The Pool: Fish Mongers & Seafood in Portstewart

 Opening hours =

Monday to Saturday 9am - 8pm

(As long as there are plenty of boat runs and lotsa fish)