Later this month will see the opening of an exciting new restaurant, Seafood Shack, which will not only be providing delicious fresh seafood, but it will be served with a unique and ethical twist in its (lobster) tail.  Seafood Shack recognises the importance of forward thinking when it comes to our native marine resources, and so it has now joined a growing band of responsible maritime businesses that wish to help support the marine conservation, research and education work of The National Lobster Hatchery (NLH).

 Seafood Shack is set to make quite the splash in the stunning city of Cardiff with its flagship venue set to open later this month. The newest addition to the capital’s thriving culinary scene offering a nautically-designed casual-dining restaurant, specialising in high-end dishes. The site incorporates a Victorian-style fish and chip bar with its own street entrance; a 150-capacity ‘shanty tavern’ which has perfected the balance between traditional and modern, and delivery function, serving an exciting menu primarily but not limited to seafood, teamed with a variety of cocktails, over 100 wines, 50 craft beers and champagnes, gins and classic whiskies. All of this is before we even get onto the full-service 200-seat restaurant; first floor’s astonishing 200-capacity champagne and oyster bar, and adjacent roof garden providing capacity for a further 40-50 people. After launch in Cardiff, Seafood Shack are aiming on rolling out across the UK including Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol.

 The NLH, which is based in Padstow, Cornwall, helps conserve native lobster populations by raising baby lobsters at their quayside hatchery, then releasing them at a stage when they are better able to survive in the wild. They created the clever scheme entitled ‘Buy One Set One Free’ to enable seafood suppliers and their customers to all do their bit to help sustain vulnerable stocks. The restaurant will make a donation on every lobster which goes to the NLH to help them raise and release a baby lobster back, on the customer’s behalf.

 Dedicated to protecting the future of our vulnerable marine resources and the many livelihoods they support, the innovative techniques of Cornwall’s award winning National Lobster Hatchery help to improve juvenile lobster survival rates by around 1000 times compared to those that hatch naturally in the wild. With the help of local fisherman and dive schools, the NLH has released over 200,000 baby lobsters in the last 15 years.

 Terry Rogers, Operations Director of Seafood Shack says, ‘We are so pleased to have found the National Lobster Hatchery.  Who wouldn’t love the idea that simply by dining in our restaurant, you are helping to raise and release baby lobsters back into our waters to help sustain vulnerable stocks.”

 Clare Stanley of the National Lobster Hatchery said “We couldn’t be more delighted to have The Seafood Shack on board with the NLH Buy one, set one free scheme. Our supporters and their customers are significantly helping to support and raise awareness of the NLH’s pioneering work and they are setting a fantastic example to all who utilise our native marine resources. The Charity’s work is incredibly important but it does rely heavily on the support of forward thinking organisations and individuals who understand the need for an alternative and complimentary approach to fisheries management. What’s great is this ‘feel good’ scheme not only helps support the Charity’s work but it also provides stand out benefits to our members’ businesses as well as to the greater good.”

 Further Information on The Seafood Shack

 Seafood Shack is set to make quite the splash in the stunning city of Cardiff with its flagship venue set to open later this month. The newest addition to the capital’s thriving culinary scene offering a nautically-designed casual-dining restaurant, specialising in high-end dishes. The site incorporates a Victorian-style fish and chip bar with its own street entrance; a 150-capacity ‘shanty tavern’ which has perfected the balance between traditional and modern, and delivery function, serving an exciting menu primarily but not limited to seafood, teamed with a variety of cocktails, over 100 wines, 50 craft beers and champagnes, gins and classic whiskies. All of this is before we even get onto the full-service 200-seat restaurant; first floor’s astonishing 200-capacity champagne and oyster bar, and adjacent roof garden providing capacity for a further 40-50 people.

 Covering 7,000 sq. ft. at 5a High Street, the former Cranes Music store site, Seafood Shack brings something fresh and new to both the residents and tourists who reliably frequent Cardiff in their millions year upon year.

 Seafood Shack
5A High Street
Cardiff
CF10 1AW

 Website: www.seafood-shack.co.uk

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