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Seafish Restaurant of the Year 2017 – Final 5

We are proud to announce The Staith House has been shortlisted for 2017 Seafood Restaurant of the Year for a 2nd consecutive year. We have now made it to the TOP 5 A big team effort and we’re keeping everything crossed our passion for cooking & knowledge of the fantastic produce thats landed right here on the Fish Quay means this year is our year for being crowned the overall winner.

The Staith House has been shortlisted for the 2017 Seafood Restaurant of the Year competition. The award, presented by Seafish and The Caterer, is designed to find the best restaurants cooking and serving delicious seafood dishes.

Launched in 2015, the competition assesses restaurants on the quality of the seafood dishes they serve, their responsible sourcing policies and their knowledge of fish and shellfish species both front and back of house.

The final shortlist for the Restaurant of the Year competition, organised by The Caterer in partnership with Seafish UK, has been unveiled following a judging session at the Punch Bowl in Mayfair, London, last week.

The five restaurants, which range from Cornwall to the Isle of Mull, pride themselves on their use and knowledge of fish and shellfish, and were chosen from a longer list of 10 selected restaurants visited by a mystery judge, a Seafish-appointed auditor, last month.

The top five shortlisted businesses (in alphabetical order) are:

Ninth Wave, Fionnphort, Isle of Mull

Rocksalt, Folkestone, Kent

The Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Cornwall

The Salt Room, Brighton

The Staith House, North Shields

The Restaurant of the Year competition, organised by The Caterer in partnership with Seafish UK, was created 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 their staff, both front and back of house.

Competition judges 2015 Restaurant of the Year winner Derek Marshall, chef-owner of Gamba in Glasgow; Alex Aitken, chef-patron of the Jetty Restaurant in Christchurch and winner of the 2016 title; Calum Richardson, owner of the Bay Fish and Chips in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire; Giovanna Grossi, AA advisor and ambassador; José Souto, chef-lecturer at Westminster College London; and Catey winner Paul Hurren, managing director of Lusso Catering, were determined to find a top five that reflected the very best service of seafood across the UK.

The top five will now be contacted by the organisers and presented with their certificates and logos, with the ultimate winner announced in October.

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