Quayside in Whitby has marked 20 years in business by setting up a special ‘exhibition-style’ display showcasing the highlights of its past two decades in its restaurant on Pier Road.
The display was revealed at the first ever Whitby Fish and Ships Festival on 18th and 19th May, which celebrated the very best of the seafood industry for which the town is renowned.
Quayside also sponsored the festival’s angling competition and donated a £1,000 prize to the person that landed the heaviest single fish during a tense six hour open event.
The winner, Malc Skelton, was presented the prize fund by special guest and celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli at a ceremony which also saw a glass raised to the business reaching the impressive 20 year milestone.
Stuart Fusco, head of Quayside, comments: “The first ever Whitby Fish & Ships festival was a roaring success and a great way for us to mark what has been a fantastic 20 years in business. We would not have reached the milestone had it not been for a fantastic team of staff, who we would like to thank for their continued support.”
Quayside was the first fish and chip shop in Yorkshire to be awarded MSC certification and in 2014 won Fish & Chip Shop of the Year at the National Fish and Chips Awards.
It is owned by the Fusco family who also operate Royal Fisheries, Fish Box Whitby and Fish Box Robin Hoods Bay; as well as the Whitby Fish and Chips catering trailer.
Fusco's of Whitby marked 50 years in business in May 2018.