Tim Robson on his local fish merchant

The Fife Larder - Chef's Choice


Tim Robson, head chef at the Room with a View restaurant, talks about fishmonger HS Murray of Inverkeithing and why it's important to make the most of local supply chains

I’ve always relied on HS Murray of Inverkeithing, he’s a grade A fish merchant who’s never let me down.

The business was started by his grandfather in 1922 – they must be doing something right to have been going for that long. Almost all their fish comes from the Forth, and if he sees anything out of the ordinary come in he’ll give me a call so I can get it on our specials board. I want to support the local community; why go further afield when there’s so much here on our coastline?

If we don’t support local businesses we’ll lose them, and have to turn to the big chains. We’ll lose the sustainability that buying locally brings.

Tim Robson is head chef at the Room With a View restaurant in the Forth View Hotel in Aberdour.

Room with a View

Forth View Hotel, Aberdour, Fife, KY3 0TZ

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