The Isle of Man is shaped by the sea. With glorious beaches, cliff top views and a striking coastline, the sea is never more than ten minutes away. As the sea is such a huge part of the Island’s unique charm, you simply can’t visit without sampling some of the superb seafood.
Straight from the Manx waters, the local seafood can be tried in many of the Island’s restaurants, cafes and pubs. Make time to enjoy some of the Island’s local delights – including Manx queenies (scallops) and traditional Manx kippers (herring) during your stay.
The Isle of Man is famous for its queen scallops – known locally as ‘queenies’. Manx fishermen have worked on technical conservation regulations to ensure the supply of queenies remains robust – so visitors and locals can enjoy the delicate taste of these delectable scallops.
Another local favourite to be sampled are traditional Manx kippers. Kippers are smoked Herring that are first soaked in a brine mixture and then hung on Tenter Hooks in large smoking kilns. In the west coast of the Island, Moore's Traditional Curers have been curing Kippers for over 120 years! Visitors can tour the working factory in Peel from May to mid-September.
The Isle of Man is packed with amazing eating experiences to add an authentic local flavour to your stay. For seafood lovers, we recommend a trip to the Tanroagan Seafood Restaurant in Douglas. Located near the quayside, you’ll be in for a real treat when you dine here. Their sister restaurant, The Boatyard, is on the opposite side of the Island in Peel and also has an incredible selection of seafood, including local lobster and crab.
Also in Peel, a thriving Manx fishing port with a marine heritage, you’ll find a mobile Fish Bar at the end of the promenade in sight of the ancient fortress Peel Castle, weather permitting!