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Bumper crowds

Thanks to bumper crowds, the 2016 Swanage Fish Festival was a tremendous success! Swanage restaurants and public houses kicked off the weekend on Friday evening with special fishy menus. Seafood and fish stalls tempted thousands of visitors to Prince Albert Gardens on Saturday and Sunday and the crowds enjoyed the sunshine and stayed for the [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Eat, Entertainment, Evening, Kids, Sea|0 Comments

Swanage Fish Festival 2016

The 2016 Swanage Fish Festival kicks off today! The weekend kicks off this evening with special #FishyFriday dishes on the menus at eateries around town for a full list click here: www.swanagefishfest.org/fishyfriday Prince Albert Gardens has been transformed into a festival site featuring a live music and entertainment stage and a demonstration kitchen where chefs from [...]

By | June 10th, 2016|Eat|0 Comments

Fishy Friday

With today being National Fish and Chip day we can guess what most of you will be having for dinner tonight! But have you thought about the 10th of June yet? Next week is Fishy Friday in Swanage which kick start this years Fish Festival, so if you fancy a fantastic, fresh, meal from the [...]

By | June 3rd, 2016|Eat|0 Comments

Raffle Tickets

How do you fancy winning one of this fabulous raffle prizes? £100 cash - donated by Greystone Garage , £50 cash - donated by Buds of Mave, £25 cash - donated by Pursenalities Voucher for two people for a meal mid week at The Pig on the Beach Voucher for a meal at The View Voucher for Worth [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|Eat|0 Comments

Kedgeree – Enjoy Hot or Cold

Kedgeree is thought to have originated with an Indian rice-and-bean or rice-and-lentil dish Khichri, traced back to 1340 or earlier. It is widely believed that the dish was brought to the United Kingdom by returning British colonials who had enjoyed it in India and introduced it to the UK as a breakfast dish in Victorian times, part of the then fashionable Anglo-Indian cuisine. However the dish was listed as [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Eat, Sea|0 Comments

Mackerel with herbs and spices

Mackerel are a pelagic fish which cover great distances....they are found in Swanage Bay one minute, and gone the next. "The fact that they swim so far and fast builds up their mussels thus producing high levels of Omega 3," explains Julia at Swanage Bay Fish. For 2...or more as a starter 2 Mackerel filets [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Eat, Evening|0 Comments

Sardines are sustainable, cheap and tasty

Sardines are sustainable, cheap and tasty...and packed to the gills with calcium and healthy Omega-3 fats and they are versatile. Try them for a warm starter, a main course or a simple snack. SARDINES TAGLIATELLE Ingredients Serves: 4 1/2 (500g) packet tagliatelle pasta 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Eat, Sea|0 Comments

Trout traybake with minty hollandaise

When it comes to staying healthy there’s one food we should all be eating more of and that’s fish! Health gurus recommend everyone should eat two servings a week…at least. And one dish should be an oil-rich fish like such as sardines or trout. So try trout this Friday. Trout traybake with minty hollandaise PREP: 10 [...]

By | April 22nd, 2016|Eat, Sea|0 Comments

Preparing cuttlefish

The 2016 cuttlefish season has begun, so expect to see your fishmonger splattered with black ink! Cuttlefish are tricky to catch, time-consuming to prepare but delicious on the plate, according to Julia Noone at Swanage Bay Fish. Take a moment to watch how Julia prepares cuttlefish for her customers. https://vimeo.com/162947690   Cuttlefish over Spaghetti with [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|Eat, Evening, Sea|0 Comments

Catch a fillet while you can…

Black bream is caught in Swanage Bay for the next few months. Catch a fillet while you can. There are some 200 species of bream, some of which are vegetarian! Try these dishes this spring. Baked bream with roast tomatoes, green beans and tapenade dressing A dish that is more than the sum of its [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|Eat, Entertainment, Sea|0 Comments