News and Events
GLUTEN FREE DAY @ AFB
(usual menu also
Saturday 3rd November
11.30am until 8pm (last restaurant orders 7.30pm)
After many requests from customers who have a wheat intolerance or are diagnosed Coeliac, we have finally sourced a perfect wheat-free batter so you too can now enjoy a traditional fish supper that is completely gluten free.
Choose from battered haddock, lemon sole, hake, halibut or prawns. We also have a venison burger that is entirely wheat free, a curry sauce and also our smoked sausage for those who fancy a change from seafood. Our usual menu will still be available all day so we can cater for everyone's tastes.
Unfortunately gluten free products (eg vinegar, sauces, flour, bread, rolls etc) are still very expensive so we hope you appreciate that a small surcharge to cover these extra costs is necessary until more products are produced and become available, then prices hopefully will come down for all of us.
We would love to hear your feedback on this event and if it remains successful, we hope to hold a Gluten Free Day around once a month.
Details will be found on our website Events page and also here on
Join us in celebrating The Royal Wedding on Friday 29th April, amidst a festoon of red, white and blue, as we watch the TV coverage of the marriage of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton on national television.
As a token of appreciation for Prince William’s custom at Anstruther Fish Bar whilst he studied at St Andrews University, we shall be donating £1 from EVERY fish supper sold on the day to the Prince William & Miss Catherine Middleton Charitable Gift Fund. See
www.royalweddingcharityfund.org for more information.
Buy some cupcakes from our home-made ‘Royal Wedding’ Cup Cake stand or enjoy an ice-cream from our specially themed ice-cream display. All profits going to the same charity fund.
The BBC recently recorded with us at Anstruther Fish Bar for the documentary Kate & William: A Royal Love Story
http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b010tbmr/ They were filming places that the Prince and Miss Middleton used to visit and interviewing people who had actually met the couple whilst they were living in St Andrews. This special programme documents how the couple met, fell in love and where they are now: just moments away from the biggest royal occasion for a whole generation – their wedding day.
The programme will be broadcast on BBC1 at the following times
Monday 25 Apr 20:30
Thursday 28 Apr 02:35
Thursday 28 Apr 22:35
Alison, Robert, family and all the staff at Anstruther Fish Bar would like to wish William & Kate - Congratulations and Best Wishes on their Wedding Day - may they enjoy every happiness in their new life together.
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Seafood Fortnight 5th - 21st September 2008
'Celebrating the Seafood Industry in the UK'
Seafood Fortnight is all about raising the profile of our seafood
industry and encouraging consumers to eat at least two portions
of fish a week through the recognised ‘2aweek’ message.
This message is based on the Food Standards Agency’s recommendations
that we should all be eating at least two portions of fish a week,
one of which should be oil-rich such as herring, mackerel, tuna,
trout or salmon as part of a healthy balanced diet.
Seafood Fortnight also gives us the opportunity to raise customer
awareness of the importance of eating sustainably sourced species
of fish while allowing us the opportunity to dispel the myth that
‘fish stocks are running dry’. With today’s
continued correct management, the seas surrounding Scotland will
remain stocked with some of the finest quality seafood you can
find anywhere in the world. We passionately support our Scottish
fishermen in their continued approach to the responsible fishing
methods which guarantee a sustainable future for our industry
and our seas.
Once again this year we have lots of things going on during Seafood
Fortnight at Anstruther Fish Bar. We shall be showing customers
how easy it is to eat ‘2 a week’ sustainably - through
our regular fish tasting events from the wide variety of fish
that we have available in store. Our ever popular children’s
poster competition, special seafood offers and in-store promotions
plus all the usual fun and games are there for everyone to enjoy.
Come along and see for yourself.
Our customers are now recognising seafood as being an essential
part of a healthy, balanced diet and are aware of the benefits
of seafood as a low fat nutritious alternative to other protein
Did you know, for instance, that:
- The nation's favourite dish - Fish and Chips have less calories than other popular takeaways and a third less fat than a Burger Whopper Meal!
- Seafood provides an important source of protein, vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids
- A fish supper is a completely natural meal with just three ingredients: FISH, POTATOES & BATTER You know exactly what you are eating
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The Big Fish Supper
Anstruther Fish Bar Charity Fundraising Events June & July
We have had a busy summer raising funds for The Fishermen’s
Mission national charity event
“The Big Fish Supper” and have netted
a fantastic £993 with two big fundraising events and hope
to increase that amount with the games and competitions that are
being organised for customers in Anstruther Fish Bar during national
Seafood Week 5th – 12th October.
Charity Fish Suppers
decided to do something unusual, not only to raise much needed
funds for the Mission but also to raise customer awareness of
the charity and highlight the much needed support the Mission
provides fishermen and their families in the UK.
We contacted Mike Horn who organises an Open Sea Angling Competition
in the East Neuk of Fife every year, to ask if they would be interested
in donating their catch to the Fish Bar to help us raise funds
for the Mission. A very windy Sunday resulted in a lower catch
than previous years but we filleted and fried up the donations
of cod and ling to hungry customers in the record time of 1 hour
when we completely sold out. We raised £210
for the Mission in the process and now plan to make this an annual
fundraising event and hope for better weather conditions next
Wear Your Wellies to Work Day
This was so much fun that we decided not just to wear them for
one day, but kept them on from the Friday through to Sunday. Not
just any old wellies of course – this gave us an excuse
to treat ourselves to some really ‘cool’ ones! Given
the wet summer we have had, some customers actually assumed the
wellies were part of our normal uniform and thought they looked
A huge £783 was raised from customer donations
in the Fish Bar and from the girls who volunteered to take their
collecting buckets along the harbour front much to the delight
of the tourists!
The day shift
The evening shift
Seafood week 2006
Oil-rich fish promotion
day with samples of fresh mackerel, hot-smoked mackerel
and fresh rainbow trout – Seafood Week October ‘06
Offering visitors (and potential
customers!) to Anstruther a real ‘taste of Fife’
– fresh, prime quality local seafood