Seafood Festival in Plymouth 2014

Plymouth Seafood Festival – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014

If you enjoyed Flavour Fest you will love Plymouth’s Seafood Festival. Set in the historic Barbican and Sutton Harbour this food festival, now in its third year, will celebrate the city’s fantastic locally caught seafood.

Part of the Ocean City Festival, this Plymouth Waterfront Partnership funded event will bring the area alive with entertainment, activities and fishy dishes to showcase the city’s fantastic locally caught seafood.

Plymouth is the first city in the world to obtain the Fish2Fork Blue City status and provides the perfect setting for this festival.

Taking place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September this event provides an exciting day out for the whole family. Visit the Quayside Market on The Parade and Quay Square to see a huge array of seafood and local produce from companies including The Market Plaice Fishmongers, The Oyster Shack and A.S Sushi & More Ltd.

Buzzing with live family entertainment there will be music from the Tavy Tars Shanty Band, puppet shows, facepainting and a sea themed colouring wall. The popular Jonty Depp, also known as Captain Jack Sparrow, will also be amongst the crowd.

Dan the fishman will also be making an appearance with his fish barrow and will be running free kids cookery fish workshops throughout the festival, or hear tales from our local fishermen about their ’catch’ experiences. Ben Squire and Sid the Squid will be at The Parade on Sunday 28 September at 3pm to show the ‘Catch of the Day’ and explain the fishing methods used.

Deputy Leader of Plymouth City Council, Peter Smith, said: “This year has provided a number of really popular events and the Plymouth Seafood Festival is no exception. Showing everyone why Plymouth is named Britain’s Ocean City there will be a fantastic display of fish, crabs, cockles and everything else that can be found in our shores. With cookery demonstrations and market stalls for adults and entertainment and crabbing competitions for the little ones everyone will have a great time!”

In the heart of The Parade there will be a cookery theatre where visitors to the festival can watch local and celebrity chefs making a range of mouth-watering dishes served in Plymouth’s cafes and restaurants using seafood fresh from the boats.

Chefs taking part in the demonstrations include James Tanner from the Barbican Kitchen, Mitch Tonks from Rockfish, Stephane Beneteau from The Glassblowing House and Kevin Robertson-Wells from Rhodes@the Dome.

From Friday 26 to Sunday 28 September a number of seafood cafes and restaurants in Plymouth’s waterfront will be offering special deals on some of their freshest and more sustainable seafood dishes.

Children can get active with the ‘Little Nippers Crabbing Contest’. Check in at 1pm on the Sunday at the Boathouse Café and go crabbing. A fee of £6 will include a crab line, bait and bucket. The crabs caught will be weighed at 3pm and a prize for the winner and two runners up will be awarded.

If you can’t make the weekend why not come a day earlier or stay a day later and experience a unique ‘Sea to Plate’ adventure with Graze&Flavour. This trail provides a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Sutton Harbour Fish Market and meet the Harbour Master as he sets the scene for a day of fishing and tuck into your own catch.

For more information about the Cookery Theatre and entertainment timings visit

Source: Plymouth City Council