The award for the best street food/takeaway in Britain has gone to a beach shack on a Pembrokeshire beach.
The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company, which was started by a young Pembrokeshire chap, Jonathan Williams, in 2010 in his spare time, has gone from strength to strength and has now scooped the best street food/takeaway at the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards 2014, with the company seeing off competition from London’s Tongue in Cheek and Bristol’s Chilli Daddy.
This is no normal takeaway, however. The company combines foraged ingredients from the Pembrokeshire coastline, including different seaweeds from Freshwater West, with fresh local produce such as lobster to produce the most delicious seashore wraps, sea-inspired cakes and sea foraged deli products. They are now also supplying their “Ship’s Biscuits” to Royal grocer, Fortnum and Mason.
Jonathan now has five mobile beach shacks, with his best known Café Mor, which is very popular with surfers, featuring on BBC2’s James Martin’s Food Map of Britain.
Meanwhile, along the coast the newly opened Coast restaurant on Coppet Hall beach, headed up by celebrity chef, Will Holland, has already been awarded two AA Rosettes despite having been open for a mere 2 weeks. Prior to opening Coast, Will earned a Michelin star before he was 30 at La Becasse in Ludlow.
Pembrokeshire produce was praised highly by the Queen and Prince Phillip this week when they lunched at Picton Castle during their tour of Pembrokeshire. Here they feasted on Pembrokeshire smoked salmon, local lamb from award winning butcher, Andrew Rees in Narberth served with Manorbier asparagus and Pembrokeshire early potatoes, and panna cotta with Picton rhubarb all cooked by Maria Grimwood and Ben Lewis of Maria’s Courtyard Restaurant, Picton.
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