An Edinburgh eaterie which opened in May this year has been named as one of the world’s top new food experiences.
The Fishmarket at Newhaven Harbour has been named one of the ten ‘Best New Food Experiences’ in the world in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019, the highly anticipated annual collection of the best travel destinations, trends, journeys and experiences to have in the year ahead.
The new listing places The Fishmarket amongst some of the most highly regarded restaurants in the world including Noma in Copenhagen and The Civilisations Supperclub in London.
The listing comes just a day after it was revealed that the Highlands and Islands of Scotland have been recommended as fifth in the top 10 of places to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet.
The Fishmarket opened in May this year and is the joint venture between renowned seafood chef, Roy Brett of Ondine in Edinburgh, and Gary Welch of Welch Fishmongers.
Lonely Planet is the number one guidebook publisher in the world and has been producing titles for over 40 years. This is the first time a restaurant list has been included in the travel authority’s bestselling Best in Travel.
Lonely Planet believes that food and drink are an intrinsic part of travel and have included restaurants this year to enable travellers to discover the most delicious foodie hotspots around the world. The guide states that: ‘The world is not just your oyster, in 2019 it’s a smorgasbord of delicious discovery.’
Director of The Fishmarket, Roy Brett said: ‘We’re very excited to have been named in the Best New Food Experiences list in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019. Our team has been working hard since we opened in May and it’s great to see that our food and restaurant have been recognised in this way.’
Gary Welch, co-director of The Fishmarket, added: ‘It’s fantastic for us to be able to share the very best Scottish seafood at The Fishmarket with customers from nearby and further afield. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone for their continued support since we opened our doors earlier this year.’
The full list of restaurants included in the ‘Best New Food Experiences For Travellers in 2019’ can be found online HERE.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019 guidebook is available to purchase both online and at retailers across the UK.
The Fishmarket is open every day from 11am – 10pm offering freshly cooked fish suppers to sit in or takeaway, oysters and high tea. For more information visit www.thefishmarketnewhaven.co.uk.