Wednesday , October 27 2021

From Pot to Plate

Photographer Keiron Tovell goes to sea with fisherman Richard Matthews in search of those deliciously sweet crabs and lobsters

Richard Matthews has spent more than 35 years fishing off the coast at Weybourne in North Norfolk for crabs and lobsters. In his double-ended crab boat, Anna-Gail, he fishes from around the end of April for the season, if the weather is favourable.

He boils the crabs and lobsters before his wife, Alison, dresses them and gets them ready for Rocky Bottoms, the family’s seafood restaurant in West Runton, near Cromer.

Situated in an old brick kiln, which they have extended, the restaurant opened in 2015 and serves seafood dishes such as lobster salad, fishcakes, whitebait and a tart out of the catch!

It is right on the beach, with fabulous views out to sea, and operates a ‘pot to plate’ philosophy! Takeaways are available, too.


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