Meet the owners of Weston's only seafood restaurant
- Credit: Mark Willis
The owners of Weston's only seafood restaurant have said a visit from the town's mayor has been 'the icing on the cake' for its successful opening.
Loch Lomond, in St James Street, opened its doors to Weston on September 24 after its owners moved to the town from Sussex a couple of weeks prior.
Owner, Mark Willis, extended an invitation to Weston's mayor, Cllr James Clayton, to officially open the diner, to his delight.
Cllr Clayton wrote on Facebook: "Last night I was invited to officially open the most amazing seafood restaurant, Loch Lomand.
"The first of its kind in Weston - lovely owners and the most amazing food. I wish you all the best."
Mr Willis told the Mercury that he and his family have enjoyed a successful start after opening Weston's only seafood restaurant.
He said: "It was great to have the mayor come visit and officially open the place after we invited him along and taste what our menu had to offer - he enjoyed his meal.
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"Before moving, I did some research and was surprised that no one else had a dedicated seafood menu.
"The restaurant has been busy and we will be looking to get in tune with the community and will hopefully know more locals soon.
"It is important for us to build an atmosphere where we feel as if we know everyone around here and they feel the same about us.
"Most of our ingredients are sourced locally from butchers and fruit and veg stalls around Weston and across the South West,"
Previously, Mark had owned a pub in Lincolnshire though this is their first foray into the restaurant trade.
Its menu includes swordfish, red snapper and more delights.
Mr Willis added: "We invite people to come and sample fresh seafood here, we have a great menu.
"We plan on installing a lobster tank in the restaurant soon and hope to be hosting a comedy night and perhaps some other themed nights that will become a permanent feature if our guests enjoy themselves."
Loch Lomond has earned raved reviews since its opening, with a 4.5 average star rating on Google Reviews and has begun taking reservations for Christmas parties at the restaurant.
For more information on the restaurant, visit its Facebook page www.facebook.com/lochlomondweston or to book a table call 01934 620731.