This restaurant which offers spectacular views over the Bristol Channel is a beautiful glass structure at the entrance to the Grade 1 listed Victorian Clevedon Pier. Sitting in the restaurant you can look down the length of the Pier to the pretty Pagoda Cafe sited at the end. It looks particularly beautiful as the sunsets and the lights come on. The interior is small and the ambience is intimate and romantic.
There are two very different menus Picnic @The Pier celebrates the great British seaside picnic and is served from 10.00am. Food served during the day is in take away form so that you can eat it anywhere on the Pier and enjoy the stunning views of the Bristol Channel.
All food is locally sourced and homemade:
‘we showcase some of the best small and artisan produce from farm, field and dairy.’
I’ve not actually eaten there during the day but if I was going for a picnic on the Pier I think I would choose the Dressed Crab Salad, the Halloumi Burger or the Tiffin Giant Fish Finger sandwich! Or would I have the Traditional Fish and Chips? Hmm! Spoilt for choice!
They also do a lovely selection of homemade biscuits, cakes and muffins.
Dinner in the fish restaurant is served Tuesday to Saturday from 6.00pm to late. I have been lucky enough to eat there once when we were celebrating my brother in law’s 60th birthday. I started with beautiful, pan seared buttery scallops which were so elegantly presented and bursting with flavour. To follow I had Bouillabaisse which I have enjoyed a couple of times in Marseille, home of this lovely fish stew. The chef who prepared the Bouillabaisse at Tiffin on the Pier did great homage to the creators of this classic French dish – there was a medley of delicate fish pieces in a rich, golden, garlicky broth, seasoned to perfection. It was sublime!
When I retired from Clevedon School, amongst the lovely presents I was given from my friends were vouchers for Tiffin on the Pier which I have yet to use. As I’m here looking at the menu I think I would go for the Thai Green Mussels with green curry coconut sauce and Thai crackers, followed by the Cornish Megrim Sole seaweed mash, roasted squash, watercress, caper and lemon sauce. We tend not to have a dessert but I think I could make an exception and choose something from their Naughty Corner – I like the sound of their Roasted Fig crumbled Stilton, honey and sourdough!
Eating at Tiffin on the Pier is a really special dining experience.
Find out more about Tiffin on the Pier here: