Our suppliers are the real food heroes of Ondine and have become part of the family.
We work with trusted and knowledgeable professionals stretching from Shetland to the South Coast of England,
who provide expert guidance on the market and the shoreline. We are proud to work with people who share a
passion for seafood and the lifestyle that comes with it.
We care about where our fish comes from, how it's caught and what impact this has on the environment. This is why Welch Fishmongers has become the backbone of Ondine. From Grandfather to Granddaughter, this is a proper family run business that has stretched three generations. Welch Fishmongers call the old fish markets of Newhavan Harbour home, which date back to the early 1890s. They are blessed to have the sea on their doorstep, giving them access to the daily catch from the East coast shoreline.
Family run Spanish gourmet shop, Goya23, helps bring a taste of the Mediterranean to Ondine. Owned by Roberto and Amaya Beroya Zabala, they provide us with a stunning selection of Iberian Acorn Meats, Olive Oil and Bonito from the Bay of Biscay.
At 83, Kenny Welch is a legend in the Newhaven fishing community.
Still preparing the fish every day from 6.30am, he uses a simple butter knife to fillet his angel "haddie". I feel very lucky to know this great man and I never tire watching him, or indeed, the other filetters cutting with ease and accuracy.
As you would expect, lobster is hardly ever off our menu. It has a special place in any seafood restaurant and we work closely with local fishermen like John White who know the secret spots where the finest specimens can be found and caught for you.