Our Coastal Restaurants & Seafood at Home

I have been a fishmonger, restaurateur and food writer for nearly a quarter of a century. My mission hasn’t changed. I believe that we have some of the best seafood in the world landed right here in the south west of England at the fishing port of Brixham. And our fleet here is part of the responsible fishing scheme, always working at preserving our fish stocks whilst providing enough of this wonderful source of protein to help our fishing industry and feed our families.  From crab to MSC hake, from diver caught scallops to wild sea bass, the diversity and quality is without doubt unparalleled. Most of it is exported. I want to help people in our island nation experience the best of this, we know about sourcing and buying, we know about portioning and transporting and we know about cooking and enjoying. I want to share that with all of you. 


Mitch’s recipes are always a true celebration of seafood, a combination of simplicity, taste & zeal.

This, his sixth cookbook, continues to show how easy it is to eat sustainable British seafood informally with minimum fuss and maximum joy. Simple and accessible dishes creating occasions to savour as you share delicious food with family and friends.

Learning to cook dishes from Singapore chilli crab to mackerel schwarma and pizza claminara, the book reflects the changing catch and the changing scenery of coastal life through summer and in winter; with stunning food photography from Chris Terry and foreword from Nathan Outlaw.

Seafood Ambassador

We’re conscious about the future of
our environment and the oceans

Mitch Tonks is a proud ambassador for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and serves MSC certified seafood which means it can be traced back to a sustainable source.

Everyone in Mitch’s restaurants can tell you where the seafood on your plate was caught, sometimes even what fishing vessel it came from and why it tastes so good.

By choosing the blue fish label when dining out or shopping for seafood, you are supporting fishermen and women who are passionate about catching the fish we love sustainably.

If you would like to learn more about the importance of sustainable fishing, you can visit the official MSC website.