RockFish Seafood & Chips in Dartmouth scooped the award for Best New Restaurant in this year’s Devon Life Food & Drink awards at last night’s awards ceremony held at Sandy Park in Exeter.
The award was open to all new restaurants in the county, with RockFish being top of the three shortlisted finalists.
Owners Mitch Tonks and Mat Prowse were delighted. Mitch told the Devon Week: “This is a great success for us and the whole team who have worked really hard since opening in June to make RockFish the place to eat fish and chips. We’ve had over 30,000 eating with us since we opened and big thanks must go those customers who are Devon Life readers who have given us this big stamp of approval, we’re thrilled!”
RockFish is also shortlisted in the final four for the Best Newcomer in the UK-wide Seafish National Fish & Chip Awards, which takes place in January.
Mitch and longstanding business partner Mat Prowse opened this family seafood restaurant just a few doors along from their Seahorse restaurant on the South Embankment in Dartmouth in June this year aiming to provide top quality but affordable local fried fish.
The über chic interior of this 70 seater restaurant has a beach feel about it and diners can choose from regular favourites such as cod and haddock and local fish from the market including whiting, lemon sole and gurnard which are all served up in stylish card take away style boxes.