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The Fish Dish Restaurant And Oyster Bar sets up shop in Sudbury town centre location




The owner of a popular seafood pop-up restaurant is celebrating after finally getting.. a ‘plaice’ of her own.

Carolyn Munro ran Munro’s pop-up restaurant - The Fish Dish for three years - first at the the Virtual Education Centre in Sudbury, before moving to The Granary and then the Quay Theatre - before lockdown hit.

Now, as lockdown eases, Carolyn decided the time was right to open her own venue. At the beginning of July, The Fish Dish Restaurant and Oyster Bar - opened its doors at its new permanent home, on Station Road, Sudbury.

Carolyn Munro has opened a new seafood restaurant. Picture by Mark Westley.
Carolyn Munro has opened a new seafood restaurant. Picture by Mark Westley.

“It’s great to finally have my own place,” said Carolyn, 55, who lives in Bulmer.

“It’s a great spot. We are surrounded by car parks and business has got off to a great start.

“We have been fully booked throughout July and now booking up for August. The restaurant decor is retro, with a modern twist.”

Carolyn founded The Fish Dish in 2018, as an offshoot of Munro’s fishmongers, which has been run by husband David for 27 years.

As a pop up, it opened on Friday and Saturday evenings taking bookings of up to 30 people.

The new site now allows her to open during the day, including lunches, and it also has a takeaway deli for seafood platters.

“We are now open Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 4.30pm and also on Friday and Saturday evenings, with a menu which changes monthly.

“I am looking to take on another member of staff, making four of us in total and it’s going well.

“David supplies all our fish and most the the food on the menu is homemade by me, including the pasta, ice cream and bread.

“Some of the favourites with customers include the marinated seafood platter, the paella, and of course, champagne and oysters - now we have added champagne to the menu.

“I was a chef at the Secret Garden for nine years before launching the pop-up, and I just love being in the kitchen, really.

“It’s nice to be settled and we’re looking forward to the coming months.”

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