Widley known as the setting for the TV series Doc Martin, the quaint 14th-century fishing village of Port Isaac with its photogenic whitewashed old cottages and narrow streets is the perfect place for Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen. Here, first-class cuisine, faultless service, Grade II listed buildings and harbourside views combine to create an eatery abundant in satisfying encounters.
The Fish Kitchen resides within a 15th-century fisherman’s cottage where a fixed-price seafood menu for the table can be enjoyed for £88 per person. The menu is dictated by the sea and the catch from local fishermen and takes diners on a journey of taste and texture where dishes are both bold in composition and delicate in flavour. With the spotlight on quality, sustainability, and sharing, the changing bill of fare moves with the seasons and offers portion sizes that satisfy. They are committed to only buying and serving the best fish from local inshore day boats. Nathan Outlaw encourages sustainability using fishermen certified by the Responsible Fishing Scheme. Proud of both local traditions and the beauty of the Cornish coast, the team promotes low-impact fishing methods to preserve the fragile marine environment and ensure a sustainable future for fishermen and foodies alike.
This eatery boasts a rustic charm with its low ceilings, wonky walls, and higgledy-piggledy interior. Standing right on the harbourside, this is the perfect spot from which to watch the day boats unload their catch shortly before the fish arrives at the restaurant’s doors.
Expect dishes such as Port Isaad lobster dumplings, mackerel tartare and monkfish satay. Each dish can be washed down with a selection of drinks including a wine list of cold whites and smooth reds. A £3.50 donation will be added to each bill to help raise funds for the Port Isaac RNLI.