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Mitch Tonks

Burts Chips and Rockfish partner for SW launch of new limited-edition Fish ‘N’ Chips flavour

Authored by News Desk

Award-winning artisan crisp brand Burts Chips has partnered with its Plymouth-based neighbour – premium seafood restaurant Rockfish owned by celebrated chef and restaurateur Mitch Tonks – for the launch of a brand new, limited-edition Fish ‘N’ Chips flavour.

Available from select retailers across the South West (RRP 79p for 40g), the new flavour is hitting shelves in June with an on-...

Plymouth Food Awards 2013: And the winners are...

Authored by Matthew Vizard

This year’s Plymouth Food Awards winners have been announced and presented at the Food Plymouth Conference. Local restaurateur and chef Mitch Tonks from Rockfish presented the awards at the National Marine Aquarium on Friday 20 September.

Mitch Tonks said: “It is wonderful to be able to present these awards in Britain’s Ocean City, awards that celebrate all that is important about...

Ben Squire is crowned 2013 Fish SUP champion

Authored by Matthew Vizard

It was the battle of the seafood restaurants as Mitch Tonks of RockFish and Ben Squire of The Boathouse Cafe took part in the inaugural Ecover Blue Mile Fish SUPper Challenge in Plymouth to raise money for the Marine Conservation Society .

Ben and Mitch raced over a 100m sprint course in front of the Mayflower Steps in a best of three contest. And the Champion for 2013 is Ben, who came...

Mitch and Ben in charity fundraising duel for best fish SUPper 2013

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Devon restaurateur and food writer Mitch Tonks and Plymouth restaurant and boat owner Ben Squire will be doing battle in a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) race on Friday morning (20 September), to raise money for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

Mitch, who opened his RockFish Plymouth restaurant at Sutton Harbour this year, will compete on a 100m course in front of the Mayflower Steps...

Flavour Fest 2013: South West's largest food and drink festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Starting today until Sunday over 100 traders will line the Piazza in Plymouth City Centre as the city gets ready to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ever popular Flavour Fest.

This year two new high profile celebrity chefs Michael Caines and Anton Piotrowski, winner of Masterchef Professional 2012, will be holding master cookery demonstrations.

The event is the South West’...

Plymouth Flavour Fest

Two new high profile celebrity chefs Mitch Tonks and Anton Piotrowski, winner of Masterchef Professional 2012, will be holding master cookery demonstrations during the 10th anniversary celebrations at Plymouth’s Flavour Fest. The event is the South West’s largest food and drink festival and returns to the City Centre’s Piazza from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August 2013.

Flavour Fest has continually grown in popularity with footfall figures regularly exceeding 150,000 for the three-day event, offering visitors a lively and exciting way to experience the true taste of the South West...

Plymouth's Flavour Fest celebrates 10th anniversary in August

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Two new high profile celebrity chefs Mitch Tonks and Anton Piotrowski, winner of Masterchef Professional 2012, will be holding master cookery demonstrations during the 10th anniversary celebrations at Plymouth’s Flavour Fest. The event is the South West’s largest food and drink festival and returns to the City Centre’s Piazza from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August 2013.

Flavour Fest...

RockFish... Opening soon!

Authored by Mitch Tonks

Opening RockFish in Plymouth feels like such an obvious thing to do. A sustainable seafood restaurant adjoined on one side by the National Marine Aquarium and on the other by Plymouth fish market and of course the sea. Our first RockFish, in Dartmouth, has proved to be a great success, loved by locals and visitors alike and this year won the National Fish and Chip Awards' best independent...