Colman’s creates special seaside dish for South Tyneside Restaurant Week

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A well-known fish and chip restaurant is getting behind a week-long food festival by creating an exclusive dish for the campaign.

Colmans in Ocean Road, South Shields, is one of a number of places taking part in the first South Tyneside Restaurant Week.

This is an ideal opportunity for visitors to try a new combination of flavours.

Richard Ord

The initiative aims to boost tourism in the area.

Each restaurant taking part has agreed to run a special two-course set menu as well as their usual dishes. They will also offer their own discounts and deals.

For restaurant week, starting Saturday October 3, Colman’s has created an exclusive dish which includes a starter of tempura crab claws with citrus mayo and a main course of smoked salmon and dill fishcakes served with chips and salad.

Colmans owner, Richard Ord, said: “Neither of these dishes feature on our menu, so this will be an ideal opportunity for visitors to come along and try a new combination of flavours, as well as some fantastic North East seafood.”

Coun Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council, with responsibility for culture and leisure, said: “Colmans is one of South Tyneside’s longest running food businesses and we are absolutely delighted to have them on board for our first ever Restaurant Week.”

Colmans’ special South Tyneside Restaurant Week menu will be available during regular opening hours at the Ocean Road restaurant, priced at £9.95 for two courses.

For information and a list of other venues taking part, visit

Restaurants who want to sign up are being asked to contact South Tyneside Council on 0191 4247971.