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Captain's Galley Seafood Restaurant

The Harbour, Scrabster, United Kingdom, KW14 7UJ
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Thursday – Saturday, 6.30 pm till late. Last orders 9pm.
Closed - Monday through Wednesday.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Captain's Galley Seafood Restaurant

Jim & Mary’s Philosophy

Simplicity, Integrity, Traceability, Seasonality and Sustainability are the five pillars upon which Jim and Mary Cowie sympathetically renovated the ‘Scrabster Ice House & Salmon Bothy’ creating - Captain’s Galley - one of the world's leading seafood restaurants.

Cuisine: Seafood
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

Excellent food. A real little gem. Mary's hosting and Jim's cooking make this restaurant a 12 out of 10!! Can't wait to return.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

We were made to feel very welcome and comfortable. The staff are lovely and offer good recommendations when ordering wine for a particular dish. Can’t fault the food at all, it was simply amazing and can’t wait to come back!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

A true fine dining experience, free from pretension, and provided by people who have a passion for the fine local ingredients they use. This isn't fast food but more of a great dining experience over a number of hours and courses. Really excellent.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

This was one of our top meals ever. From beginning to end it was extraordinary. Mary and Jim are the perfect hosts. It is a very small venue, so the attention to detail is flawless. And the fish is literally from right across the street and caught the day of service. The razor clams are fabulous, the mussels were in an amazing white wine cream sauce......the Langoustines were grilled to perfection and both entrees, the breaded fried sole and the Market Fish were awesome. then we had Sticky Toffee Pudding and Chocolate pudding. Hard to pick, but the Sticky Toffee Pudding was the winner, but just barely. Again, just an amazing experience that was a credit to the chef, and a huge credit to Mary's skill in handling the whole room and making us feel soooo welcome. Highest recommendation. If you are anywhere near Scrabster is is a must visit.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Had a wonderful meal, arguably some of the best seafood I have had in a long time. Will for certain be coming back to try everything on the menu multiple times!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

A truly superb experience

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

The booking via the website was a little unclear and confusing thinking i was booking the restaurant then on arrival we were in the seafood bar. That said the food and service was fantastic. We felt very welcome and had a lovely meal. Perhaps my only suggestion would be to provide a little more clarity on the online booking platform about bookings and availability as and when you have issues with the restaurant. Would definitely still reccomend and return.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Second visit to this wonderful restaurant. Beautiful room to dine in with an amazing atmosphere. Food is Michelin Star quality. Locally sourced meats and vegetables, freshly caught fish. Simply Devine!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

The service and food was outstanding, Lovely venue, owners and staff, all very attentive and ensured our evening was a night to remember. Would definitely recommend and will be back. Thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

As always the food n service was exceptionally and nice to see you all again. Will be back soon.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Fantastic meal and great evening

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Visited On Thursday, 15 November 2018

An experience to remember forever it was such a relaxing evening with no stone left unturned to make us welcome Mary looked after us over a drink and a great chat before taking us through to our table where it was Jims turn and we had the most wonderful food that was second to none, this is a treat not to be missed

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Visited On Thursday, 01 November 2018

We had a supper evening - great welcome and service and the setting is brilliant!

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Visited On Thursday, 01 November 2018

Jim and Mary are friendly and welcoming hosts and you feel you've known them for years! The food is delicious, freshly cooked seafood that's locally sourced. Well worth a visit.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 October 2018

My expectations were high and they were exceeded. I had been excited about my "fish" dinner since I booked and this more than exceeded it. From the warm welcome to the delicious meal, it could not have been better. It was a pleasure to have fish that hadn't been messed with but cooked with such respect. We appreciated the work of the poly tunnel as well as the harbour - it was amazing to smell a pansy in October! The whole team was fabulous. Our only problem - when can we come back?

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

My wife and I had a lovely evening at the Captains Galley at the weekend. The food was delicious and the service was very attentive. I am sure we will be returning :)

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Fantastic evening, we were really well looked after. Really really good food, and lovely to have such good quality without feeling that we weren't posh enough! Perfect level of making us feel totally at home and welcome, and chatting with us. I meant to ask about the Syrian refugees side of things and forgot, but that was another reason why I'd come here. Thanks a million!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

As always very welcoming and simply excellent, take your time and savour the experience. cheers John

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Visited On Thursday, 27 September 2018

You just can't beat fresh fish! Food, atmosphere and service were all fab. Mary is a fantastic host. A memorable night out. I may have been harsh with 4 stars for value, this was a superb night out, but would be for special occasions only - unless I win the lottery!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Lovely food, charming place

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Visited On Thursday, 20 September 2018

Utterly wonderful evening with great food and amazing hospitality!

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

In three words "Absolutely fabulous evening".

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

We dined at the Captains Galley for our wedding anniversary. The unassuming and rustic outside appearance of the restaurant belied just what a real gem it is. Mary on front of house was most attentive as were the serving staff. We loved the simple but elegant dining room where the tables were nicely spaced so that you could enjoy private conversation. We also loved the amuse Bouche of seafood bisque and crab which really did whet the appetite and was utterly delicious. Such a nice touch. The food that followed was just sublime, the roll mop herring on Gareths smorgasbord took me right back to childhood and my crab starter was sweet and delicate with a beautiful sweet dressing. The Kyle of tongue oysters were amazing, just one problem, I could have eaten a dozen! Gareth said his langoustine was the best he'd ever tasted and I agreed, I was picking at his shells to ensure no a morsel was left. Then we both opted for roast hake on a bed of soupy chicken and seafood paella and it was absolutely incredible, we have never had hake like it, moist, silken flakes of fish just on the edge of translucent, just as it should be and the accompanying paella was perfect. We teamed our meal with a bottle of the Spanish Chardonnay that Mary recommended and it was a great choice, light, zesty and not at all heavy in oak that many Chardonnays have been known to be. We didn't have room for dessert but we saw delicious looking plates being served to the table in front of us. At the end of the meal Mary discreetly (which we appreciated) brought us 3 lovely homemade chocolates with a little lit candle to recognise our special day. I can honestly say it will be one anniversary we will never forget, the Captains Galley not only exceeded all expectation, it smashed it out of the park and thoroughly deserves its accolade as one of the world's leading seafood restaurants. We like to think we know what we are talking about, having lived in Australia and dined out in some extremely fine seafood restaurants in the Southern Hemisphere, the Captains Galley held its own amongst them and some. Amazing achievement by Mary, John and all the team. Thank you so much.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

We loved our dining experience, from the minute we walked in we knew we were in for something special. It was nice to just sit in the drinks salon and have the time to discuss the menu and have a drink without feeling rushed or that we were disturbing dinners. We all could not stop talking about the amuse bouche it did its job well we really were excited about what was coming next. The choices on the menu was good. We had the smorgas which had a good selection of seafood so I felt confident enough to try herring. My in laws had crab and the fish cakes and they loved it. I think everyone at the table was a little jealous of my market fish plate. While the selection of fish was superb I was pleasantly surprised at the level of care taken with the supporting case of veg underneath. Everything was cooked just right leaving the right bit of crunch so you knew it was veg not an over steamed mess. I could have eaten them again. The remise en bouche was refreshing and left us ready for dessert. My mum in law thought her lemon drizzle was to beautiful to eat and dad in law kept commenting on how nice it was to have pouring cream with his crumble. We had the cheese plate and it was the perfect end to the meal. Mary has a great sense of humour and it was clear everyone has a passion for food prepared and served the right way ensuring you taste the natural clear flavour of the seafood. Thank you for a memorable experience

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

Your food is very special and so is your welcome.

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