Heineken’s The Staith House North Shields Fish Quay

The old Dolphin of North Shield’s Fish Quay had a refurb last year with new ownership and an excellent new interior. The Fish Quay is an atmospheric spot for last years Master Chef finalist John Calton, wife Kimberly and partner James to set up The Staith House gastro pub. The interior design features local maps, port holes and old timber echoing fishing industry history. They are up early daily at the fish market so their menu boasts creative and exciting seafood dishes fresh every day.

The photography was for Heineken’s pub company Star Pubs & Bars and the brief was to capture my usual Heineken creative documentary shots for their pubs and bar photography including interior design photos, food photography, portrait shots and images of the surrounding fish quay. The sun shone and the kitchen was buzzing with John and his team so this was an absolute treat to photograph.

For the food photography we captured a finished dish; The Staith House famous fish and chips styled with a pint of Caledonian’s Deuchars. It photographed well but the food tasted even better! I can honestly say it was the best fish and chips I have had in years! Check them out at as the warmth from the staff together with location and interior make it an unbeatable dining experience.


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Star Pubs & Bars, Butchershop Bar & Grill, Glasgow

This is a fantastic Glaswegian bar with a New York Grill theme that boasts an amazing menu, superb cocktails and an inventive interior. It is owned by Heineken’s Star Pubs & Bars and coincidentally it’s leased by an ex Newcastle College student who did a detour into the leisure industry after completing an art based course.

The brief was to capture illustrative photography for an article featuring this venue, it’s interior, staff, kitchen and a little food. Despite being a ‘butcher shop grill’ I photographed my dinner, a goats cheese soufflé (yup I am a veggie!) with rocket and hazelnuts… YUM YUM. But I am sure you will get the feel of the place without the rump steaks!

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