Brendan Seery
Deputy Editor
5 minute read
8 May 2022
7:00 am

Ocean Basket CEO Grace Harding eager to close the seafood market gap in the UK

Brendan Seery

It’s a lot bigger than just fish and chips, though, says Harding about the new Ocean Basket in Bromley.

Ocean Basket Holdings CEO Grace Harding poses for a photograph, 22 April 2022, at the Melrose Arch Ocean Basket. Picture: Michel Bega

It would take some kind of talent – and chutzpah – to sell ice to Eskimos, but a South African trying to sell fish and chips to the Brits takes that marketing cheek to a new level. Grace Harding has both talent and chutzpah, an energy that would exhaust the Duracell Bunny, but also a way of dealing with challenges, including taking her household name restaurant, Ocean Basket, to the home of the quintessential British meal. It’s a lot bigger than just fish and chips, though, says Harding about the new Ocean Basket in Bromley. “We’re taking affordable, quality, generous...