The Platinum Jubilee weekend has finally arrived, and we’ve got to say we’re buzzing. We’re set for a busy one both at the Old Fishmarket and Seafood Kitchen & Bar, but of course we’re just as much looking forward to raising a glass to Her Majesty and celebrating 70 years on the throne!
With plenty to celebrate, and savour at Sankey’s, we’ve explored a few fishy (and arguably loose) connections to the Crown – so get reading for a bit of bank holiday trivia:
The Unusual Way Her Majesty Enjoys Fish & Chips – It’s hard to imagine The Queen tucking into a battered fillet in the first place, but when she does partake in Fish Friday it’s actually all about the chips. Cut into perfectly equal rectangles, they’re then assembled like a miniature Jenga tower on the plate – hey, who are we to judge?
Safety First – Despite Lizzie’s love for a fish supper, the Royal Family are actually advised against eating a lot of seafood or shellfish in order to curb the risk of food poisoning – especially when abroad. Chuck a few Sankey’s menus their way though, and we’re sure they’ll be persuaded.
Charlie’s Angels – It’s not all bad news though, as the Prince of Wales was seen defying orders at a royal engagement in Whitstable a few years back sampling a few fresh oysters. With all the gems our guests can try down on the Pantiles, or during Oyster Happy Hour up on Mount Ephraim, there’s enough to tempt anyone’s palate.
Queenie Scallops – Speaking of what you can treat yourself to this bank holiday break at both of our sites, why not kick things off with some delicious Queenie Scallops? Small in size but meaty at the same time, we serve ours with a delicious garlic butter and even a bit of chilli for an exciting kick. Give them a try, you won’t regret it.
Gin & Dubonnet – Of course you’ll need something to wash them down with, and while we might not have the Dubonnet on hand as Her Majesty would like, we’ll always have a few gins on the go for you to enjoy. In fact, we just posted a list of the seafood we enjoy most with the botanical spirit – so give it a read.
Now you’ve taken that it, get back to your street party or better yet, start drawing those plans to head to Sankey’s on your bank holiday break!