Big plans for Brixham’s new Rockfish restaurant will see it become a tourist attraction showcasing the port’s fish and training chefs of the future.

Chef Mitch Tonks has revealed more details for his newest venture which is set to open in the port on April 14.

Mitch, who lives in the town, said: “We are hoping to make the restaurant a great addition to our town which is already famous for its fish and fish restaurants as well as the bustling port.

“We want to create a destination which will attract seafood lovers from all over the world who will ultimately enjoy and spend time and money in our town and community. I have a real belief the fish is the best in the world so to be able to share that is just brilliant.”

The first floor of the building will provide 130 covers in the restaurant along with a private dining room where customers can book bespoke seafood feasts such as sea bass roasted in salt, shellfish, and roasted turbot from the morning’s market right outside the door.

The ground floor will be turned into a takeaway frying the day’s Brixham fish, and in the morning the café will serve fish breakfasts from 7am to 11am with dishes like scallop and bacon rolls and smoked haddock on the menu. Customers can even bring their own fish from the morning’s market.

The area next to the takeaway will be used to prepare fresh Brixham fish for Mitch’s other restaurants in an open facility so visitors can see the fish being prepared and packed.

Front of house and kitchen staff are currently being recruited, and it is Mitch’s aim that all staff will come from Torbay.

The site will also house a Rockfish academy where staff will be trained on cooking, ethos and service skills on an ongoing basis to ensure guests are given the best experience possible.


Original story by Caroline Abbott in the Herald Express. Reproduced by kind permission of author/publisher.