This is Fitzroy’s second, more casual eatery along the harbour of Fowey. The little daytime sibling of Fitzroy, North Street Kitchen, is based adjacent to the lifeboat pontoon in a former garage and focuses on simply prepared fresh seafood.
Opening out directly onto the River Fowey, North Street Kitchen make the most of the abundance of seafood in the area. ‘it’s a kitchen rather than a restaurant, hence the name’ says owner David it is ‘locally caught seafood cooked simply’.
You might have to queue at this simple, trendy boat house conversion but it’s certainly well worth the wait. Some of the fish comes fresh from the estuary before being cooked on the grill; these are listed on the blackboard menu alongside cured fish, crab rolls, and Fowey oysters – and when they’re gone, they’re gone.
Dine on ramshackle wooden tables, on distressed duck-egg blue floorboards, and beneath ceiling-strung fairy lights. The open kitchen is populated with apron-glad chefs who shuck fresh oysters, ready to be devoured with local brews.
Menu items include smoked haddock rarebit, Jersey rock oysters, fried skate with tartare sauce and gurnard with fennel and green sauce.