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Mitch Tonks runs the highly acclaimed Seahorse & RockFish restaurants in Dartmouth and Bristol with his long time friend, business partner and fellow chef Mat Prowse. Mitch was founder of the highly regarded FishWorks chain which was named ‘seafood restaurant of the year’ & in 2006 he won London Restaurateur of the year before coming to Dartmouth in 2008.

He is a self-taught published chef who has written 5 books. Mitch’s first book was shortlisted for the prestigious Andre Simon award for food writing and his second book “Fresh” won a world gourmand award for Best Fish book. His tv & radio credits include, Saturday Kitchen, GMTV, Radio 4 and UKTV where he co-presented the highly popular series on Dave, “Mitch & Matt’s Big Fish”. Mitch still cooks every week at The Seahorse and lives in Brixham with his wife Pen and their five children.