Street food Grill Topia launched

Posted on 24th June 2016 | in Business News , News


James Forsyth in the Grill Topia trailer

Amble chef James Forsyth has launched a “street-food” outlet as a way to bring continental-style cuisine to the popular coastal resort.

The business, known as Amble Grill Topia, is located in the Amble harbour area, aimed at attracting local people as well as the tourist trade between the harbour and main shopping area.

The venture was extensively researched last year by James and the positive feed-back encouraged him to prepare the outlet over the winter months for its official summer 2016 launch.

As well as his own meals, James will be creating authentic Thai dishes as part of the menu range, with the assistance of Thai born Anna Ireland.

James has international catering experience having worked in Thailand and New Zealand and is bringing a fresh culinary approach to the coastal-landscape.

He said: “Amble has a vibrant tourist trade and I am looking forward to offering visitors a taste-sensation.”
“We also carry the Made in Northumberland stamp as our high quality beef, lamb and pork is supplied through The Amble Butchers. Fresh fish is supplied by local fishermen and I will be using locally sourced produce when in season.”

James has worked in numerous restaurants across the region and was named as one of Rick Stein’s Food Heroes for his culinary accomplishments and he has also been a recipient of the prestigious Great Taste Awards.

Providing a new street-food concept will enhance the choices available to tourists according to James.

“Amble is becoming a renowned hub for culinary tastes which has helped lift the profile of the town and surrounding area and we aim to add to the increasing variety.

“Amble Grill Topia can also be hired for weddings, outdoor functions, charity events and parties and we recently provided the catering for a surfing beach party organised by Jon Nolan of Northside Surf School, Amble and a wedding at Guyzance Hall for popular local chef Johnny at Sea and Soil.”

You can contact James via his or the ‘Amble Grill Topia’ Facebook page, or