We’re putting sustainable, locally-sourced fish and chips at the top of our menu. Our aim is to serve you environmentally friendly food, right from the sea to your fork.
All our fish are caught in the North Sea from stocks which are fully sustainable according to the Marine Conservation Society. We were the first fish and chip shop in the UK to gain Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody to sell Scottish North Sea haddock on our menu.
Our specials board always shows the Catch of the Day, where we choose the freshest in-season fish straight from the market that morning. All our fish are caught in the wild, but sometimes might be marked with (F) to let you know they’re from sustainable farmed sources. As more fish become certified by the MSC we’ll start including them on our menu too.
Local and sustainable fish is at the heart of everything we do. It’s all about being responsible. By serving MSC fish and following MSC guidelines we’re doing what we can to spread our message – that sustainably sourced fish is the only way forward.
We use two main varieties of potatoes at The Bay; Maris Piper and Markies, both sourced from the finest local seed and grown in the potato-friendly soil of Cambridgeshire. This helps us to serve up our famous Bay chips year in, year out, with the same delicious results.
We chip all our potatoes in our very own kitchen for a fresh chip every time. Every one is cooked the traditional way for extra flavour, using beef dripping to add more taste to each fluffy potato. Our beef dripping is a natural by-product without any additives, and is fully deodorised. We also use a thicker cut chip to help reduce the amount of fat absorbed.
We think all this makes a tastier chip, and hope you do too. All you need to do is add a touch of salt and vinegar.
Our MSC Chain of Custody number is MEP-OLA-004 which ensures all our haddock are caught from sustainable, traceable sources.
Our fish supplier, Coupers Seafoods, has full MSC certification, and all our fish are sourced according to the MSC guide, to make sure we only serve sustainable, in-season fish on our menu.
Our potatoes are sourced locally from William Fraser potato merchants, Potterton.
We like to showcase the best local produce so we source all our ingredients close to home. There’s no better feeling than knowing you’re serving up food that’s grown and produced right on your doorstep.
Coupers specialises in top quality certified sustainable fish, and is run by three generations of the Couper family based in Aberdeen. The Bay and Coupers work together to serve the freshest local fish all year round.
Amity Scampi focuses on responsible, sustainable fishing, making them a perfect fit with The Bay. They place importance on the provenance of their scampi, giving peace of mind with every bite.
The Store has a passion for great quality foods, supplying The Bay with burgers, meats, and puddings. Their aim is to promote high quality, regional food through only the best products.
Vegware is the UK’s first and only completely compostable foodservice packaging company, supplying us with fully recyclable packaging.
Lembas Organic are producers and distributors of organic produce based in Stonehaven, supplying all of our lettuce and salad vegetables.
Cuddybridge Apple Juice is an award-winning juice producer based just south of Peebles. They use Granny Smith, Braeburn, and Pink Lady apples to achieve their great taste.
Graham’s Family Dairy is a farm and dairy now run by the founder’s son and grandchildren, producing a range of organic milks, butters, creams, and ice-creams.
Mackie’s luxury dairy ice cream is made with fresh whole milk, cream and no artificial ingredients on the family farm in Aberdeenshire.
Braehead Foods are a wholesaler and game processor supplying the best chefs in the industry with the highest quality ingredients.
Our prized langoustines and squid are both sourced from Harvester, located just down the coast in the nearby town of Gourdan.
All our delicious potatoes come from William Fraser, ready to be chipped and fried to create the perfect accompaniment for your fish.
We locally source our rapeseed oil for cooking on the griddle from Macintosh based in Peterhead.
We source our relish and chutneys from the award-winning Isabella’s Preserves, all made by hand in a small kitchen in rural Aberdeenshire.
Our delicious pies and rolls are sourced locally from the baker J.G. Ross, based right here in Stonehaven.
Henry Colbeck is the oldest independent supplier of fish and chip shop frying ingredients, and where we source many of our oils from.
Caber Coffee are a family-run business who supply our fairtrade and organic triple-certified coffee beans.
No Scottish fish and chip shop would be complete without shortbread, so we get ours from Dean’s, based locally in Aberdeenshire.
The Ethical Shellfish Company is a family-run business from the Isle of Mull, with a mission to bring delicious hand-dived scallops straight to your plate.
Teapigs believe in just fine tea, so they source their ingredients ethically and create delicious flavours for a great cup of tea.
We source a range of ingredients from Greencity Wholefoods, Scotland’s leading wholesaler of fine food and drink.
Middleton Foods are a family owned and operated company who produce mixes for the Fish and Chip, Catering and Butchery markets and we operate from an EFSIS Grade A manufacturing plant. Middleton’s are proud to work with Calum and his team at The Bay to provide them with a product that mirrors the ethos and standards that they have set.’
KFE is a family business supplying the highest quality frying ranges, after sales service and The School of Frying Excellence. The company of choice for Award Winning Fish and Chip Shops.
Aberdeenshire based producer of fresh chillies and heritage tomatoes, grown using green energy! Producing sauces, relishes and hot sauce, all made by hand.
The beautiful view from our shop reminds us why we care so much about our local environment. From the renewable energy powering our lightbulbs to the fish we fry in our high-efficiency range and the paint on our walls, we’re proud to say we’re carbon neutral and working hard to stay that way.Swipe to navigate
We offer environmentally friendly fish and chips with our carbon footprint per meal being well below average. (The Bay Fish and Chips Carbon Audit Report 30/3/2014 - University of St Andrew's)
All our packaging is compostable
We use the Enjo chemical-free cleaning system to make the shop environmentally and aqua friendly
We source all our fish from sustainable sources
We have no neon signs in the shop
We cook with a Kiremko high efficiency frying range
All our waste oil is accounted for, uplifted by our supplier, and turned into biofuel
We try to reduce our food miles by buying from local suppliers
We encourage staff to use the government's Cycle to Work scheme
Our shop is painted with environmentally friendly paint
We recycle all our food waste with Keenan Recycling, turning it all into compost
We recycle all our non food-waste with EIS Waste Services to maximise our recycling
All our energy is from renewable sources with Good Energy
We believe in ethical sourcing and use Fairtrade products where possible
We monitor our water, gas, and electricity to reduce our carbon footprint