The Seafish Restaurant of the Year finalists announced

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Editor 5th June 2015
The Seafish Restaurant of the Year competition has announced the final five restaurants that have been shortlisted for the award. A longer list of 10 restaurants were visited by a mystery seafood appointed auditor in central London this week, who whittled the list down to the top five. The top five shortlisted businesses are: • Gamba, Glasgow Hix Oyster & Fish House, Lyme Regis Outlaw’s at the Capital, LondonRocksalt, Folkestone The Jetty, Christchurch fishThey will be invited to attend an awards ceremony at the home of judge Atul Kochhar, the Michelin starred Benares Restaurant, London on Wednesday, June 24 2015, where the overall winner will be announced. Courtesy of Caterfish UK, one of the competitions organisers, the five shortlisted restaurants will also win an all-expenses-paid study trip to Brixham, Devon, later this year. This will allow them to further hone their knowledge regarding the catching, processing, and supply of seafood from the south west of England to other parts of the UK, and to meet a range of key industry players and experience some of the world’s freshest and tastiest seafood. A bespoke trophy will be awarded to the winner of the competition as well as a seafood masterclass course at Billingsgate Seafood Training School. A range of other prizes are on offer, including vouchers to be redeemed against cookery equipment and signed copies of cookery books. The judging panel is comprised of a variety of renowned chefs and managing directors from across the industry, including John Campbell, chef and managing director at the Woodspeen in Newbury and Benares Restaurant and Bars’ managing director, Atul Kochar. The Restaurant of the Year 2015 was created in 1988 to find restaurants demonstrating both excellent examples of the cooking and serving of fish and shellfish, as well as evidence of fish and shellfish knowledge among its staff, both front and back of house. The awards have gone from strength to strength as more businesses develop fish and shellfish dishes on their menus.

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 5th June 2015

The Seafish Restaurant of the Year finalists announced