News: Valentines Day!

We are now taking reservations for Valentines Day! The time of year has come once again where The Spiny Lobster will host a romantic evening will a delicious seafood feast! 

Please call the restaurant on 0117 9737384 for more information or to make a reservation.

Fri 06th Dec 2013 at 14:08

Order your fresh and smoked seafood for Christmas from us now!:

We're taking orders for fresh fish and shellfish and smoked fish for Christmas.  You can order in person or by phone right up until 11am on 23rd December when we put our last order through to our buyers on the South Coast.  All orders can be collected until midday on Christmas Eve.  Call on 01179 737384

We wish you a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

Fri 19th Oct 2012 at 13:37

Seahorse outguns big name London restaurants winning Best Restaurant in OFM Awards:

The sister restaurant of RockFish, The Seahorse, in Dartmouth, has won the prestigious BEST RESTAURANT award at the Observer Food Monthly Awards beating off stiff competition.  60% more readers voted in the award which were then judged by a panel of critics, food writers and chefs. 

Fri 13th Jul 2012 at 10:31

Winners of Best Seafood Restaurant in Bristol Good Food Awards 2012!:

We are delighted that we won the Best Seafood Restaurant in Bristol at the 2012 Bristol Good Food Awards

The public voting began in May and expert judging on the category shortlists took place over the last six weeks. The team of judges included Angela Mount, Xanthe Clay (Telegraph), Fiona Becket (Guardian), Nick Gregory (Flavour), Thane Prince (Good Food Channel), Barbora Stiess (Devilled Egg Kitchen Academy), Emily Knight (Bristol Bites), Silvana Tann (Cupboard Love Preserves), Lorna Knapp (Love Food Festival), Dan Vaux Nobes (Essex Eating) and Gemma Screen and Becci Sargent (Bristol Foodie).

Big big thanks to all who voted for us.


Thu 01st Mar 2012 at 12:59

Mitch Tonks appointed as Norwegian Seafood Ambassador:

Norwegian Seafood has just announced that they have appointed Mitch as their UK ambassador. A timely appointment as Mitch’s Dartmouth restaurant RockFish recently achieved MSC certification and can now proudly say that its cod and haddock is from certified sustainable Norwegian waters.  The Bristol restaurant is currently undergoing the certification process too. 

Mitch is a long-time advocate of sustainable seafood. It is this passion that bought him to the attention of Seafood from Norway’s fisk.førever campaign - already committed to using Norwegian cod and haddock Tonks has long been singing the praises of seafood from Norway.

“I’ve been using Norwegian cod and haddock for a number years; it provides me with the finest tasting fish and I’m always assured of its sustainability. Norway is leading the way when it comes to sustainable fishing and I’ve become incredibly passionate about what they do and how they do it. I’ve been out to Norway a number of times to educate myself, it was there that I learnt Norwegian seafood enjoys the support of World Wildlife Fund and that many species of Norwegian seafood are Marine Stewardship Council and Friends of the Sea certified.  When I heard about the fisk.førever campaign to promote seafood from Norway here in the UK I was obviously keen to be involved,” says Mitch.

Norwegian Seafood Council Director Johan Kvalheim said: “We met Mitch on one of his Norwegian research trips and it was his constant relish for great seafood that caught our attention, when we were looking for an ambassador to help us tell the story of Norway’s delicious and sustainable seafood from our cold, clear waters he was the natural choice.”

“Our message is simple,” continues Johan: “You can eat seafood with a clear conscience, even cod and haddock, if you choose Norwegian. Mitch will help us communicate this message to UK consumers through a number of channels. Highlights include the creation of some delicious Norwegian seafood based recipes, a Norwegian fishing trip with a group of like-minded and acclaimed chefs to sample some of our delicious *SKREI® The Norwegian Seafood Council will also be supporting the publication of Mitch Tonk’s new cookbook‘Fish Easy’  publishing this April, by Pavilion.