Seafood cafe named national fishmonger of the year

Latimers Deli, Bents Road, Whitburn.
Latimers Deli, Bents Road, Whitburn.

A SEAFOOD business is celebrating taking ‘first plaice’ after being named National Fishmonger of the Year 2015.

Robert and Ailsa Latimer were presented with the award at Birmingham NEC by Nigel Barden, food journalist and chairman of this year’s judges at the Farm Shop & Deli Show 2015. Robert set up Latimer’s Seafood Deli and Cafe 12 years ago on a former petrol station site in Whitburn.

The business now employs 30 staff, having recently extended its indoor cafe to provide an outdoor deck vista overlooking the coastline.

It’s not the first time the business has scooped a national award.

Previous accolades for Latimers include BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming Award for Best Local Retailer, Best Independent Seafood Retailer, Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards and The Food Standard Agency’s 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating.