Mourne Seafood Cookery School

Kilkeel is the “Seafood Capital of the Mountains of Mourne”. The Mourne Seafood Cookery School is a state of the art cookery school located in the Nautilus Centre, with panoramic views of Kilkeel harbour. The cookery school were awarded “Highly Commended” in the prestigious NITB Tourism Awards in 2011.

You will find the freshest fish and seafood at the home of Northern Ireland’s largest fishing fleet. For those seafood lovers this is an ideal way to learn more about what to look for when buying, handling and cooking seafood. It is aimed to be a fun, relaxed, learning experience.

You will learn about how fish is caught, filleted, handled and cooked. All classes are designed for both the beginner and the food enthusiast. Mourne Seafood Cookery School now also offer a wide range of non-seafood classes. Please see the website for the full range of classes. Lift and stair access available.

We also aim to be sustainably aware and source as much of the ingredients used from local food producers as possible. We also stock a range of local produce available to purchase in the cookery school.

Seafood cookery demonstrations start from £15 for 10-14 people, £10 for 15-23 people and £7 for 24–46 people. Seafood cookery classes are available: 2.5 hours – £50 per person, 3.5 hours - £75 per person and 5.5 hours - £120 per person including lunch which you have cooked yourself. Please see our cookery class calendar on our website for available dates or contact us for details, alternative dates can be arranged for groups of 8 or more. Vouchers can be purchased to any value, and make an ideal gift.

Also located within the Nautilus Centre are Kilkeel Visitor Information Centre and the Mourne Maritime Visitor Centre which tells the story of the local fishing and maritime heritage, with touch screen technology.

We also stock a range of nautical gifts, jewellery, oils and vinaigrettes.

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Hands On Classes:
2.5 hours £50.00
3.5 hours £75.00
5.5 hours £120.00

Group Bookings are also available prices start from £15 for 10-14 people, £10 for 15-23 people and £7 for 24–46 people.

Opening times:

Opening Hours:
Easter – End of October: Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00 (Closed 13:00 - 13:30 for Lunch)
November – Easter: Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00 (Closed 13:00 - 13:30 for Lunch)

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Kilkeel Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

The cookery school is situated over looking Kilkeel harbour which is one of the busiest working harbours in Northern irelandWe are located in the Nautilus Centre near the town centre at kilkeel Harbour
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Parking Available
  • Toilets
  • Prior Booking Required
  • Lessons Offered
  • Groups Catered For
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