Due to the phenomenal success of the Fish Basket at Newton, Rosscarbery, we are excited to announce that Fish Basket #2 is hitting the road. We’ve catered for some private parties over the past few months and more coming up over the summer… and now we thought we’d ask our loyal customers for ideas of where we should pitch next? We’re looking for a busy location in West Cork or would you like us to come to your local festival?
Prize of a family meal* from either Fish Basket if we decide to go with your suggestion. So get thinking….
The town of Clonakilty has had a difficult 18 months of roadworks and disruption. Thankfully that’s all behind us now and to celebrate the town threw its First Street Carnival. What a day it was Kids Entertainment, Free Music, Street Food and the best FUN!!!
It was a fantastic afternoon with a brilliant atmosphere and the sun shone (for most of it!). Well done to the organisers, traders and all who supported. Clonakilty Town Centre is most definitely open for business.
See us featured in the RTE News Six One (skip to 10:44)
As you may know we produce Fish Cakes and Fish Pies in-house and for a few select local stores. Due to our customers feedback and demand, we’ve decided to redesign our packaging and scale up production to enable us to supply more stores. We recently moved to a Commercial Kitchen and hired extra staff; its an exciting move for us and we are looking forward to the opportunities all of these changes may bring! We hope you like the packaging, I hope it reflects the quality of our product and our roots here in West Cork. Let us know your feedback!
Look out our Fish Cakes and Fish Pies in select Super Valu, Centra and local convenience stores all over Cork County.
I’m so honoured and excited to be named as a BIM Young Fishmonger 2016 Finalist.
You can see my profile on the BIM website.
The winner will be announced in November – wish us luck!
Here’s a link to a review from renowned food blogger Billy Lyons. His page is well worth a follow for those interested in food. Thanks for the kind words!
Fish Seafood Deli recently helped sponsor two local 5th year students from Mt. St. Michael’s Secondary Rosscarbery who took part in a volunteer programme in Projects Abroad in Sri Lanka in June this year. Here is their report – it’s wonderful to see these young students giving back to the larger community!
My name is Sana Gordon. I am a 16 year old student at Mt St Michael, Rosscarbery, and will be going into 5th year in September. My friend Fia Kelly and I took part in a volunteer programme with Projects Abroad in June this year. We chose to do a two week care and community programme in Sri Lanka. Once we arrived I was struck by the beauty of the country and the heat. There were 8 other volunteers from a variety of countries and we all lived together in an apartment near the school we were to work in. Living this way meant that we shopped, went to the laundrette and got to know more people locally. Our meals were made for us by a family across the road from our apartment, and we all enjoyed being included in a Sri Lankan family home during mealtimes and eating local food. I learned so much about the Sri Lankan culture and people.
Our project was to work in the Sadae Pre School in Kolonnawa for two weeks. We spent our mornings doing various activities with the children, such as teaching them the alphabet and singing songs as well as playing around with arts and crafts projects. For the afternoons we painted a mural on the outside wall of the school to make it look more welcoming. We involved the children in painting parts of the mural and it was so rewarding to see how excited they were with the finished wall. It was very interesting to see how different life was there and having been completely immersed into the culture made it even clearer. As we were the only white people in the area, we got a lot of stares from people. While we were painting outside people would often stop and call out and try to take pictures of us. Another day one of the teachers at the school pointed to my arm and indicated that it needed washing. She had never seen freckles before and thought it was paint. The school children and teachers were extremely friendly and welcoming as were the other volunteers and our coordinators. It was such an eye opening experience that I know will stay with me forever and I would encourage anyone who is thinking about taking part in something like this to do it! Projects abroad were incredibly helpful and cared about each one of their volunteers. Further information can be found on www.projects-abroad.org/volunteer-projects
Our entire trip would not have been possible without the generosity of our sponsors. We would like to thank them all.
Well Done Girls! Nice to see our t-shirts travelling the world! 😉
Fish Seafood Deli is thrilled to be awarded McKennas’ Guides Best in Ireland Plaque!
The McKenna’s Guide Plaque is the most respected badge of merit in Irish contemporary food. Awarded only to those who are described in the McKennas’ Guides, the plaque is the ultimate signal of culinary creativity and imagination.
We are delighted for our teams in Rosscarbery, Clonakilty and the mobile units for this well deserved recognition.
Click the image below to read the full review:
We are so excited to finally announce an exciting project which we have been working on for the past number of weeks.
Coming soon to a location near you, The Fish Basket will be serving the best Fresh Fish and Chips in West Cork! We are confident that we are the first dedicated Fish & Chips food truck in West Cork so be sure to sample some of our fare when you see us!
We have been interested into getting into the Food Truck business for a number of months and were looking for the perfect addition to our business. The Fish Basket has been a very creative process for us, we have been brainstorming, designing and working on the perfect batter (it’s a secret!) and we are delighted to finally launch!
Following our Seafood Deli’s tradition, we will be serving fresh fish straight off the local boats in West Cork complimented by locally sourced potatoes, making the tasiest chips. Watch out for weekly seasonal fish specials such as fish tacos, calamari and mussels during the summer months.
If you are looking for some fresh ideas for your summer parties and family celebrations, you can also hire the Fish Basket! We can come to your event and add a unique element to your food! Call us now to book us in, or email for more details.
We were recently featured on Down2Earths blog, you can read the entire post here in the Down2Earth post. Down2Earth materials are a Cork based company that specializes in compostable products and packaging who we gladly support. Looking forward to continued partnership with this great crew!
Check our mobile units at a locality near you! We aren’t hard to miss with the nautical themed fleet and bring you the freshest fish straight from West Cork!