Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar

Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar is set in the heart of the fishing village of Newlyn, Cornwall. The restaurant was opened in May 2015 by Nina and Jamie MacLean. It was recently featured on series 2 of Rick Stein’s Cornwall (broadcast on BBC 2) and is one of the most popular seafood spots in Penwith. The seafood bar started as a seasonal restaurant but is now open most of the year!

Restaurant Photography and Website Help in Cornwall

Nina got in touch in summer 2021 looking for some website help in Cornwall for the Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar and as well as professional restaurant photography services. Their issues were two-fold; the previous website was outdated and didn’t reflect the level and service and attention to detail that their restaurant provides, and customers were consistently asking the same questions about bookings and service times. Given that the restaurant doesn’t take bookings and all the staff are incredibly busy during service hours, the website needed to do a better job at succinctly answering customer questions, whilst showcasing their unique offerings and fresh simple menu.

What we did:

To start with we refreshed the restaurant’s branding and created a brand new menu. We wanted to make sure the customer experience was consistent from start to finish, and all the changes we made needed to be reflected in the dining experience.

Working with the talented kitchen team, we did a full restaurant shoot with interiors, drinks and food shots in order to maximise the value of the new website and showcase the amazing menu.

We worked together on a fresh, modern concept for a WordPress website that will stand the test of time and allow Nina to easily make changes whenever she needs to.

Our focus was customer service, so we added an FAQs section to the about page, FAQs to the homepage and instead of a contact page created a “Find us” page with a map, directions and opening hours.


“Onna designed a new menu for us, took professional restaurant photos and designed a new website. We are very happy with the final products and website and have had lots of positive comments already. Onna was very efficient and professional and always quick to reply to emails. She was a pleasure to work with!”

NINA, MACKEREL SKY

The Finished site:

Mackerel Sky website homepage screenshot - website help Cornwall

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