Loch Fyne Restaurants

Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill
Seafood restaurants
Predecessor Loch Fyne Oysters
Successor Greene King
Headquarters United Kingdom
Number of locations
Website www.lochfyneseafoodandgrill.co.uk
The Loch Fyne restaurant in Reading is in a former brewery building by the River Kennet.
The Loch Fyne restaurant on City Square in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Loch Fyne Restaurants is a chain of 37 seafood restaurants in the United Kingdom owned and operated by Greene King plc.


The company takes its name from Loch Fyne, a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. The business started life as part of Loch Fyne Oysters but, in September 1990, the restaurant chain was bought by Greene King for £68 million.[1][2]

Loch Fyne Oysters continues in business under separate ownership; it owns the Loch Fyne brand and supplies much of the seafood used by the restaurant chain.[1]

In 2008 Loch Fyne Restaurants was criticized by news media outlet the BBC for allegedly paying their waiting staff a base salary below the minimum wage.[3]

In 2009, Loch Fyne began a partnership with the Gourmet Society, offering their members discounts on production of a Gourmet Society restaurant discount card.


  1. 1 2 "Loch Fyne Oysters and Restaurants - History". Loch Fyne Oysters. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
  2. "Greene King buys fish chain Loch Fyne for 68 mln stg". Reuters. 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
  3. "Loch Fyne wages "below minimum"". BBC News. 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2008-07-26.

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