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Chef behind Wreckfish pop-up takes top restaurant award

The man behind the recent pay what you want pop-up Wreckfish restaurant in Liverpool has been honoured at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Gary Usher, who also runs Burnt Truffle in Heswall and Chester eatery Sticky Walnut, revealed he hopes to open Wreckfish permanently this autumn.

Gary and his restaurants fought off tough competition from the likes of Northcote, San Carlo and Reds True BBQ to be crowned one of three special achievement award winners for successfully launching three restaurants in the space of six years.

Wreckfish opened in a former 19th Century watchmakers on the corner of Seel Street and Slater Street in February, holding a number of pop-up dining events with customers being invited to pay what they want for their food.

Gary (pictured centre) says: “I feel truly humbled to have received such a prestigious award, among some of the best players in the business.

“Behind every great business is a great team and I am proud to work with some of who I believe to be the best in the industry. I just can’t wait to get cracking with the Wreckfish venture now.”

A crowdfunding venture which hopes to raise £200,000 is now underway.

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