Chefs & cooks


  • Accent on fish

    Fish restaurants in London are so rare, a new one is well worth celebrating – and funky Danish-flavoured Snaps + Rye is a cracker, says Jennifer Sharp.

    read more

  • Britain’s best seafood shacks

    Simple seafood places serving up the super-fresh local catch seem to be popping up all over the country, in shacks, sheds, vans, containers, you name it. Here’s ten of the best.

    read more

  • Small wonder

    Serving up character, history and brilliant seafood in equal measure, Wheelers in Whitstable is surely one of the great places to eat oysters, says a thoroughly charmed Rachel Walker.

    read more

  • Whitstable’s finest

    For mollusc maniacs arriving at Whitstable it’s hard to know where to start. So we’ve compiled a list of the best places in town (and one just outside) to visit to scratch that oyster itch.

    read more

  • One man and his fish

    Simply called Fish, Masterchef-winner Mat Follas’ new cookbook is a celebration of seasonal British seafood in all its wonderful variety. Rachel Walker meets the man himself.

    read more

  • A magic touch

    Sabrina Ghayour’s first cookbook, Persiana, has become an instant classic, full of exotic and evocative, yet simple recipes, including plenty of inspirational seafood ideas.

    read more

  • Our wonderful year

    Queues round the block, business through the roof, Countryfile, Freddie Flintoff and the UK’s first MSC-certified fish and chip van: Rachel Walker chats to Adrian Fusco about Quayside’s year as fish and chip champs.

    read more

  • Surf, spice and seafood

    Heady with smoke, pungent spices and the salty tang of the sea, food writer and cookery teacher Sumayya Usmani’s aromatic seafood dishes evoke the Pakistan of her childhood.

    read more

  • Roll up your sleeves

    If want to know how to dress a Cromer crab like a pro, or learn how to prepare and cook any Norfolk seafood for that matter, get stuck in at Richard Hughes’ award-winning cookery school.

    read more

  • Inside scoop

    A dubious Rachel Walker visits Britain’s first tinned seafood restaurant and is surprised to find that this “conservas” specialist is actually more gourmet than gimmick.

    read more

  • Newlyn on a plate

    A former Michelin-starred chef, Ben Tunnicliffe is cooking up a storm at the wonderful Tolcarne Inn, just a stone’s throw from Newlyn harbour, where some of Britain’s best seafood is landed daily.

    read more

  • Nice one

    A Bethnal Green stalwart, The Old George recently had a facelift, while mercifully not losing it’s charm, and added a cracking seafood-heavy menu by chef Sam Andrews to boot.

    read more