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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.

With fish supply being readily available to local restaurants, there has been a void between fishermen and the public. This gap is one that Native wishes to fill. The vision for providing fresh fish incorporates modern and traditional methods; click and collect, delivery, seafood markets and street food style takeaway dishes.

Initially intended as a restaurant, Native hopes to get to the point in a post COVID world to open the doors safely to the public offering fresh local produce, relaxed service and late nights of music and banter.

Stevie & Rebekah

After pursuing a career in marketing, Stevie decided to pack it all in and travel around south east Asia which sparked his love for seafood, casual dining and the hustle and bustle of street food. Meanwhile, having worked in the hospitality sector in Belfast and the North Coast, Rebekah was frustrated with the industry and left to study marketing.

Whilst both working in a local restaurant in 2013, the pair hit it off and began the search for a location to open a business based on providing sustainable/local produce, casual dining and the craic. In September 2019 they eventually found a premises along the River Bann and so began the concept for Native Seafood & Scran.