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 to long there has been a void between fishermen and the public and this gap is one that Native wishes to fill. The vision for providing fresh fish incorporates modern and traditional methods; with pre-orders online via click and collect, a physical fish mongers and seafood restaurant.
Beginning in the middle of the first lockdown, the business has constantly stayed open and adapted to survive the struggles of starting up in an uncertain environment.
While the main building is currently having renovations and aims to be opened again for the start of July 2021, Native is operating out of a takeaway pod at the front of the restaurant open 9-5 seven days a week offering brunch, lunch, bakes coffee, retail items and a fish mongers.
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.