About The Seafood Shack
We opened the Shack in May 2016 with one intention, to provide Ullapool with local seafood that is fresh and cooked simply yet delicious.
Ullapool has many inshore fishing boats that come in to land throughout the year. The produce from these boats weren't getting used to their full potential, a high percentage was leaving Ullapool, this for us was a huge gap in the market.
We decided that both being in our mid twenties a restaurant was a bit of a daunting task and truefully didn't appeal, so we decided a seafood catering trailer would be perfect, in fact its more than perfect. We get to cook all summer looking over towards the mountains on the other side of the loch, we can interact with our amazing customers each day, we have a small menu so can ensure fresh produce and most importantly we don't have the pressures of a huge business, we can still have fun!
Kirsty and Fenella
Born and raised in Ullapool, Kirsty has worked in catering and seafood for a number of years. Her family still live in and around Ullapool and her partner owns one of the local boats and lands much of what is served. Kirsty loves the village and welcoming people to enjoy seafood at the Seafood Shack.
Originally from Achmore, Fenella has worked in catering and seafood for a number of years and her family have businesses in the fishing industry and seafood. Fenella believes that the seafood here is some of the best in the world and loves being able to share it with others.
Awards & Nominations
Featured in Mary Berry’s “Everyday Life” series 2017
Winners of the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Award “Best Street Food or Takeaway” 2017
Winners of the Scottish Food awards “Speciality Outlet of the year” 2017
Winners of the Scottish Food Awards “Highly recommended seafood bar” 2017
Winners of the Scottish Food Awards Hospitality Honour 2018 “Services to Food Hospitality in Ullapool”
Featured in the May edition 2018 BBC Good Food Magazine
Featured in the May edition 2018 West Jet Magazine
Featured in September’s edition 2018 Vogue Magazine
Featured in Waitrose Food Magazine 2018
Featured in Chic Scotland
Awarded Highly recommended by Trip Advisor
Food demonstration at Abergavenny Food Festival 2018
Winners of the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards, "Best Eating Experience 2018”
Featured in The Lonely Planet 2019
Featured in Streetbook Scotland by Ailidh Forlan
Winners of the Food Awards Scotland, “Takeaway Of The Year”
Winners of the Scotlands Business Awards, “Best Seasonal Business” 2019
Winners of the Jane grigson trust Award for new food writers 2020