April 2nd, 2013
Steve and Alesya from Food restaurant collecting our three awards.
Food restaurant has been recognised as one of the country’s most loved businesses in The Best of Worthing’s 14 days of love compaign and also holds a prestigious place on the The Best of Worthing Love-O-Meter.
The scale of this year’s campaign was, by quite some margin, the biggest ever, with an average of almost 10 reviews a minute being added across the country during the 14 days of the campaign. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers who voted for us and who made this possible, along with Melanie Peters, Managing Director at The Best of Worthing.
The final results for Food restaurant are:
Most loved restaurant in Worthing and the South East.
2nd most loved fine dining restaurant in the UK.
3rd most loved business in Worthing and across all categories.
Top 100 – 75th most loved business in the UK across 30,000 businesses.
Steve accepting our awards from Bob Smytherman, the Deputy Mayor of Worthing and Melanie Peters, MD of The Best of Worthing
Pop in and see us at Food to see what all the fuss is about or if you would like to book call 01903 227780 and ask to speak to Steve, our Manager.
We look forward to welcoming you soon…
February 19th, 2013
New evidence has been released that eating seafood is healthy! Here is some hot scientific news for you: according to Professor Alfred Halstensen from the University of Bergen in Norway, eating white fish is good for you because it contains marine fatty acids like omega 3, proteins, minerals, selenium and vitamins A, B and D. Eating cod and haddock should improve blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels in the body.
Well thanks for the tip Professor…another good reason to visit us at The Fish Factory. As we are currently in these uncertain times where we are unsure as to what we are putting in our body, what better time than to introduce more fish in your diet. We at The Fish Factory always like to go that little bit further so recently we sent one of our Executive Chefs from The Fish Factory, Stuart Slevin on a little holiday to the Isle of Lewis in Scotland hunting for mussels to show you exactly where we get them from.
The size of the mussels lines used to catch the mussels.
Miavaig Bay Mussels is a family run business passed on from father to son and and they catch around 80,000 tons of mussels per year. We have been informed that they are soon going to be looking into diving for scallops and will keep us informed if they find any!
If you would like to hear more about where our fish comes from or would like to know more about Stuart’s Scottish adventure, pop into see us at The Fish Factory soon or call us to book on 01903 207123 (Worthing) or 01903 715000 (Littlehampton).
Sandy - owner of Miavaig Bay Mussels in Isle of Lewis, Scotland
February 5th, 2013
Daniel Beales performing the age old address to the haggis with Pipe Major Donald Brown.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Robert Burns Celebration Dinner on Monday 28 January at Food restaurant…what a great night and a full house!
Once the evening kicked off at 7 pm guests were serenaded by Pipe Major Donald Brown (as seen on TV & British Gold Medal Holder). Guests were also treated to a hot toddy with a twist on arrival which went down well!
The Selkirk Grace was then open and Pipe Major Donald Brown lead the procession of the haggis, along with our Executive Chef from Food restaurant. Following this procession, our toast master for the evening, actor and bafta nominated Daniel Beales performed the age old address to the haggis.
Guests were then treated to a three course luxurious meal, from Scottish table favourites…
Yes including haggis neaps & tatties
Swag Arts Group were also in attendance performing some traditional Scottish poems. The evening was then followed with some excellent whisky cocktails and the party went on till late with a Scottish themed disco which was compared by Splash FM.
The evening was a great success and we have had fantastic feedback from guests who attended who have been asking…when is the next event at Food!
Keep your eyes peeled for future events coming up this year at Food restaurant by checking our blog and by looking out for our monthly newsletters sent to Proto Club Members. If you are not yet a Proto Club Member in order to get priority to our news/events in the future join today…it’s that simple…and you will receive a free glass of house wine when you do.
To find out what else we have been up to or to book a table call us at Food on 01903 227780. Speak to you soon…
January 22nd, 2013
Food and The Fish Factory staff who entered the race.
Proto Restaurant Group has, along with the help of Quest Adventure, enrolled 10 of our staff onto the Cycle to Work UK Government scheme which is a tax exemption initiative introduced to promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution. It allows employers to loan cycles and cyclists’ safety equipment to employees as a tax-free benefit. The exemption was one of a series of measures introduced under the Government’s Green Transport Plan.
So, in order to kick start a healthy beginning to 2013 for some of our employees who decided to take advantage of the Cycle to Work Scheme, we decided to enter them into a company bike drag race on Worthing seafront. What better way to start the new year and get them on their bikes…
All employees who entered the race paid £10 which started from Worthing Pier and finished at the Sea Lane Cafe, in Goring-by-Sea so a 3 mile sprint in total and their £10 donation went to the Love Your Hospitals charity which Andy Sparsis, owner of Food and The Fish Factory is a proud patron of. In order to entice the staff to enter the race on a cold sunny winter’s morning, once they all completed the race it was straight to the Sea Lane Cafe for a well deserved fry up!
And the winner is...Troy Webb from The Fish Factory, Worthing
Well look out for more charity fundraiding events we will be up to this year by checking out our blogs and keeping up-to-date with our monthly email newsletters. If you are not yet a Proto Club Member you can join today so don’t delay! Lots of offers to be had and member priority for events held at Food or The Fish Factory as well as a free glass of house wine on your first visit and freebies for your birthday.
We look forward to seeing you soon at Food (01903 227780) or The Fish Factory restaurants in Worthing (01903 207123) or Littlehampton (01903 715000).