Besides the kudos of being judged by a prominent judging panel containing a range of leading chefs, and the benefits to be gained from promoting your restaurant as an award winning establishment, there are also a number of other prizes up for grabs.
Members of the overall winning restaurant will be invited on an all-expenses paid study trip to Brixham, Devon or to Peterhead, Aberdeenshire (the winner's choice) to learn about the catching, processing and supply of seafood from either south west England or north east Scotland, to other parts of the UK.
In addition to a fantastic winner's trophy for the top restaurant, the range of other prizes to be won includes prize vouchers to be redeemed against cookery equipment and signed copies of cookery books.
The five finalist restaurants will also be invited to attend an awards ceremony in London in September 2017 at which the overall national winner will be announced.
The fleet is in - 2015 study visit trip to Brixham, Devon
Inspecting the catch during 2015 study visit trip to Brixham, Devon
Liam Ryan of Rocksalt in Folkestone gets to grips with the day's catch during 2015 study visit trip to Brixham, Devon
Busy early morning market auction - 2015 study visit trip to Brixham, Devon