Ox & Anchor Street Food Restaurant

The Ox & Anchor Street Food Restaurant Opens In Anstruther

Friday 25 August 2023

East Neuk couple, Sian and Nicola Linton, have long held a passion for Street Food and Sian, a leading chef who has worked in many high-profile establishments, decided with Nicola to quit their jobs, buy a food truck and launch a Street Food business in April 2022.  

They never quite anticipated the success they would achieve, including finalists in the Scottish Street Food awards after only seven weeks of trading. 

The couple had much bigger ambitions and moved into premises on Shore Street Anstruther, opening their licensed Street Food restaurant, Ox & Anchor, in June of this year. They source all their ingredients from the finest local produce and there are no other street food vendors in the local area, so the quality and provenance stand out.

Sian said, “Deciding to move to a restaurant was a bold but valuable move. It's been a tough journey but the best decision we’ve ever made.  The advice and financial support from Business Gateway and Fife Council’s Town Centres Unit have made it possible for the business to open. We are so grateful for the financial assistance we’ve received from both organisations and wouldn’t have been able to open without it.” The business already employs eight local staff members.”

Sian added, “We aim to expand the business within the next five years and have other Ox & Anchors around Scotland. We also plan to launch a clothing range soon and from starting a food truck to opening a restaurant and employing local people, we also found time to get married.”

Shona Morrison, Business Adviser at Business Gateway Fife gave the couple one to one support right from the early days.  Shona commented, “We were delighted to be able to secure the business a Net Zero grant which enabled them to buy a more energy efficient dishwasher and a glasswasher and a development grant to install radiators. Sian and Nicola have shown real commitment, great energy and determination to move the business forward in the future.”

Whether thinking of starting a business or looking to grow or sustain an existing business, contact Business Gateway Fife on 01592 858333 for a variety of advice and support or visit www.businessgatewayfife.com

Contact: For more information on Ox & Anchor, email info@oxandanchor.co.uk