insideKENT Magazine Issue 63 - June 2017 - Page 64

FOOD+DRINK We Seafood cont. Sankeys Fishmongers www.sankeys.co.uk // Tunbridge Wells WHERE TO EAT FRESH FISH IN KENT Sankeys is a family-run fishmongers that offers exceptional quality produce including oysters, crab, lobster, smoked fish and more. There is even a wonderful seafood deli in the shop with plenty of delicious delicacies to choose from. The rule at Sankeys is that nothing is brought into the shop that can’t be proven to be from a sustainable source – if there is any doubt, it simply won’t get through the vetting process, which is great news for customers who can therefore shop happily, knowing that all the fish and seafood is perfectly environmentally sound. Since there are so many excellent fishmongers in Kent, and there is so much fishing going on here, it should come as no surprise that there are also a number of fantastic fish restaurants that take this piscine bounty and turn it into exquisite dishes for you to try. So, if you fancy fish for tonight’s dinner, here are some of the best places you’ll find it. Fruits De Mer 01843 861863 // Broadstairs Fruits De Mer is a high-class fingermongers, and specialist supplier of high-quality fresh fish, each and every day. They have 18 local boats delivering the freshest seafood daily, and offer not only fish, but crab, lobster, squid, shellfish, as well as poultry, game and cured meats. 64 Fish On The Green www.fishonthegreen.co.uk // Bearsted Holding two AA rosettes and being listed in the Michelin guide, Fish On The Green really is one of the best fish restaurants in the county. Everything is freshly prepared by the expert chefs, and as much of the produce as possible – fish and everything else – is sourced locally. The fact that Fish On The Green is located on what many consider to be the prettiest village green in Kent is a huge bonus, and makes eating here an even more unforgettable experience. Dishes found on the menu include pan-fried king prawns with chilli jam and roasted garlic oil; pan-fried fillet of sea bream with steamed asparagus, cockle and samphire dressing, and buttered Nicola potatoes; and pan-fried fillet of halibut on peas, bacon, spring onions and baby gem in a white wine velouté, served with sauté potatoes. The Tartar Frigate www.tartarfrigate.co.uk // Broadstairs Not only is the seafood served at the Tartar Frigate outstanding – located by the sea it doesn’t get much fresher when it comes to great produce – but the building itself is also rather impressive, being one of the only 18th-century flint restaurants left in Kent. Panoramic views over the iconic Viking Bay ]YZ\Z\\XH]X[\™\\\H\[HܛX\˜]Y[^Y\YܘXYX]\\[ۚٚ\\N8&[x&HY[ܚ[YHXHX[K