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…simply seafood

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Seafood we love & love to share!

Every night, tired fishermen guide their fishing boats gently into the harbours of Brixham and Cornwall, bringing their hard won catches fresh out of the sea to be sold on the fish markets there. Every morning, before most of us are awake, our people bid at the auction for the fish that inspires us, that we think you will like the most, and it is then delivered direct to us at our restaurant and fishmonger. 

Our team specialise in cooking over the open fire of our Josper grill, adding a distinct flavour to our food, which is inspired by our teams’ travels and work around the world. We cook in paper, salt and flame, and every day have a different menu celebrating what is in season and the catch of the day.


Fresh from our fishmonger

There is no better time to decide ‘enough with packaged meals, if we’re locked down again, let’s eat something fresh, something good for us, something real!’ Whole fish to buy if you choose, or whatever part of it you like. Ones you will know like the freshest Turbot, Sea Bass and Sole, to the obscure but delightful fish caught close to our shores, like Golden Hake, and the accurately named ‘pig faced’ bream.

Oysters from all around the country; mussels, crabs, lobsters, prawns, a host of fresh shellfish bringing the taste of the sea to you to share as if you were there.

You can choose from our display and have it prepared in exactly the way you want by our fishmongers, whether scaled, deboned, filleted, or whole. They will be able to tell you where your fish, oysters, mussels and lobsters are caught, and help you with information about the sustainability of the fishery along the South coast of England where our fish is responsibly harvested.

If you are wary of doing it justice when you are cooking it yourself, Barney will be more than pleased to help you with recipe ideas and cards for you to take home, or see Charlie’s films of ‘How to cook’ with different fish at Spiny@home.

We are open:

In the fishmonger

Tuesday-Friday 10am to 5pm 

Saturday 9am to 3pm 

(Pre-ordered fish available for collection anytime)

In the restaurant

Lunch 12pm to 2:30pm, Dinner 6pm to 10pm

 Come & say hello!


A day in the life of Spiny…

If you wonder what happens to enable your favourite food be delivered to your table fresh every day, this short film shares a little of what we do, and if you have never been, you can feel what it might be like to be there, enjoy.

View the film.


Head chef Charlie

Charlie Edmond Hearn was born in Shepherds Bush, London and from a young age he always knew he wanted to be a chef. Even as a boy, he would come back from school and read through his mum’s cookery books.

Meet our fishmonger Barney

Meet our fishmonger, Barney

Bristol born and bred from just round the corner in Cotham, Barns is not a stranger to the hospitality industry, with 30 years working in a number of highly thought of venues across Bristol from The Pony & Trap, Primrose, The Glass boat & Blue goose.


We were discussing fish with a group of our regular customers at a wine tasting we held, and we asked that as they all seemed to love eating our fish in the restaurant, how many cooked it at home. When the answer came back hardly any, and we asked why, the view across everyone was that they had no real experience of how to cook it well, or the different dishes they might do. 

The best fish pie we have ever had!

Oh my goodness, that has to have been the best fish pie we have ever had! Stand outs was the sheer volume of beautifully cooked soft fish, the tastiest white sauce, the best ratio of potatoes to pie filling and …..those eggs!!!!!!!!

We had our crab , fish cake ( amazing 🤩 thank you) and salad starter….
then simply savoured the pie. 

Our children, usually tolerate a fish pie but they really really loved and appreciated it!

We’ve had such a lovely evening because of this….really….what a treat.

What’s on the menu for next week??

Thank you x

Janine & Family x x x

“Best fish restaurant in Bristol”

Fantastic restaurant. Lived in Bristol since 1977 and, it does not get better than this. Ambience, table clothes, knapkins, service spot on. Fish soup just incredible. Lunch time and early evening menu great value. Use it for all business lunches.

“Amazing fish restaurant!”

We came here for our daughter’s graduation celebration…. the food was superb … fish of the highest quality… cooked to perfection!
And get this …. the desserts were unbelievable…! What a bonus ….Highly recommend this place .

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