Plymouth Seafood Festival 2018…

15 Sept 2018 – 16 Sept 2018

Plymouth Seafood Festival is back for its 7th year and is set to bring The Barbican and Sutton Harbour alive with entertainment, activities and dishes to celebrate the city’s fantastic caught seafood.

Strathmore House Apartments are part of a family portfolio of businesses in Plymouth, amongst which we have the New Continental Hotel, The Mission, KUKU and The Dock. For the third year running we will be involved in the Seafood Festival here in Plymouth and Paul Doidge, Executive Chef for the group explains why this is so important to our family business:

It’s an absolute honour to be part of Plymouth’s Seafood Festival once again this year, representing both The Mission and KUKU Sushi Bar & Robata – but also the long and rich heritage of fishing in Plymouth. I have such tremendous respect for those that make their living at sea and one of the highlights of my day is my message, telling me of the fresh catches.

As a chef; transparency, quality and freshness is essential, and with such amazing local suppliers we get just that. What I love about the Seafood Festival is it’s a celebration that is shared with everyone attending and showcasing the wealth of our seafood history! Like Flavour Fest, it really is another back patting moment for the city and their events team.   

For me, fresh seafood has always been on my menus must have list  – being both healthy and delicious!  Whether you are looking for a sophisticated dining experience or a casual lunch, there is always something that works.  As chefs, we strive to leave all of our guests mesmerised by simple tastes, made with the finest ingredients and served with passion; so when you get a chance to work with such amazing food such as fresh mackerel,  mussels, sea bass and crab – it’s a joy.

There is still a  misconception by some, that chefs working within coastal cities mainly prepare battered fish and chips – of course a popular choice and a remarkable dish, but the variety of seafood on offer in Plymouth is quite something.  We have the amazing task of working with local suppliers, providing us with the most amazing produce – meaning our teams are constantly experimenting with tastes and new creations.  Fish and seafood cookery can be a real point of anxiety for many chefs, but for us, it’s a treat! 



Plymouth is the first city in the world to be awarded the Fish2Fork Blue City status for its commitment to sourcing sustainable fish. Between Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 September 2018 there will be opportunities to watch inspirational, regional and celebrity chefs (including Paul Doidge) who will delight you with their tantalising dishes at the Cookery Theatre. Wonder the array of local food and craft stands and be entertained.

For more details about the event, please see here!