MacCallums of Troon
Professional chefs and keen amateur food lovers swear by MacCallums wet-fish shop on Houldsworth Street, Finnieston. Alongside familiar fillets of sea bass and salmon are tanks of live lobster and crab, magnificent turbot and halibut, mountains of oysters, clams, cockles and mussels, and just about everything else the sea has to offer. The MacCallum brothers have been trading in fish and seafood from a base in Troon for 30 years and seasonal West Coast produce naturally counts for much of the business – although exotica like red snapper, parrot fish or tiger prawns come from a little further away. There’s poultry and game, smoked and pickled produce and a small selection of fresh vegetables on offer, as well as a few store-cupboard ingredients that go particularly well with seafood, like paella rice and sushi seaweed. The family also runs a couple of quality fish and chip shops, an oyster bar and a coffee shop – details on their website.
Reviews & features
Ayrshire food trail: where to get the best seafood along the coast20 Jul 2018
Where to find fish and shellfish around Ayrshire and Arran, fresh from the sea or expertly cooked and presented
With long sandy beaches and spectacular sea views, dramatic cliffs, undulating golf links and a string of coastal towns and villages, the identity of Ayrshire and Arran is intimately tied into its coastline on the Firth of Clyde.