Riley’s fish shack is something of a local legend. Every time I come back to the north, someone new is raving about it and asking me if I’ve been yet. It breaks my food-loving heart to have to say no every single time.
So when my folks suggested a trip before we headed to Norway, I leapt at the chance.
And I can definitely understand the hype now. Fresh fish that is packed full of flavour and with a menu that changes depending on what local produce is available. All cooked and served in an old shipping container. It is the ultimate in relaxed dining, with no sacrifice on the quality of the food.
As I mentioned, the menu seems to change depending on what is available each day so it’s a little difficult to give you an idea of what you can expect when you get there. Instead, I’ll share what we had when we ate there, though obviously it might not be there when you pay Riley’s Fish Shack a visit!
My dad and I both chose the mackerel wrap, which came with potatoes and an apple slaw. This was proper dig in and enjoy food, packed full of tastiness. I was a little disappointed when I finished it to be honest.
Mum had the Chilli Fish Empanadas which she really seemed to enjoy. It certainly looked nice but I was too distracted by my mackerel dish to pay much attention to it, I’m afraid. You’ll have to trust Mum’s review!Nana was the most creative out of us. She chose the brill, with mussels and brown shrimp. I’m not much of a fan of shellfish and the like so I can’t vouch for the sides but the brill was phenomenal. I had never tried that fish before and probably wouldn’t have paid it any attention elsewhere so I’m glad that I decided to try a bite when I did.
Hopefully that gives you a flavour of the kind of food you could have at Riley’s Fish Shack – you’ll have to let me know what you try when you go!