It’s now 50 weeks since we opened the doors of our Fish Shop, and what an amazing journey we’ve had.
As we head into the final weeks of our first year, we’re contending with severe weather all around the coast, which has definitely had an impact on fish availability. We’ve been very lucky to still get some great quality fish out of Cornwall despite the gales, and as ever our fishermen are doing everything they can to get fish to the table.
I love this time of year, the fish really is in prime condition, and the quality is outstanding. Brill has been the star of the show for the last few weeks, and our customers have been making the most of the catch.
Our Cornish Hake is still my all time favourite, and we’re delighted that we now sell more Hake than Cod. Most of our Hake comes off the Ajax, skippered by Alan out of Newlyn. He’s very proud of his fish, and we’re very proud to sell it. You can tweet Alan your feedback on his fabulous fish here as he loves to see his Hake on the dinner plates of our customers
Keep an eye out for a very special offer we’re running to celebrate our anniversary week. You loved the Lobsters Feast over our 6 month milestone, so we’re planning something equally fabulous – details to follow soon xx
The weather may be very challenging, with gale force winds and stormy seas, but our fishermen are out there doing what they do best – bringing us the most beautiful British seafood, every day
The quality of fish throughout the Autumn is spectacular with lots of variety giving us so much to choose from. Flatties are great at the moment – plump plaice and lemons, dovers, brill, turbot, megs and witch and we’re even seeing the odd dab. So many of our customers are now working their way through all the different species on offer. As a fishmonger this is one of the most rewarding things about the job, getting people to try something new, knowing they will absolutely love it
Native lobsters are still around, and still at a very reasonable price. This won’t last forever and we’ll start to see less and less over the next few months, with super high prices heading into the festive season. So if you feel like a real treat its a good idea to fill your boots now, then hold back until we get back to Lobster season for summer 2016. All our lobsters come in live and we cook, split and prepare them for you so they are very easy. And our Lobster Thermidor are also proving to be a big hit, all prepared and ready to pop under the grill
Hope to see you soon, and remember, if you’re looking for something in particular its always a good idea to give us a call and order it. We do tend to sell out pretty early, especially at weekends
We’ll be closing a little early on Thursday 10th September, at 4:45pm rather than our usual 7pm as we’re all off to Foxhills for the Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards Dinner
We’re very proud to be one of the three finalists in Best Newcomer for 2015, and we’re taking the whole team to the black tie event. It starts at 6:30pm, and as we’ll all be pretty fishy, we need a wee bit of time to scrub up and de-scale before heading off for the champagne reception.
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us, it was purely down to customer nominations and the judge told us we received some really fabulous comments – thank you, thank you, thank you xxxx
Thank to everyone who’s visited us, it’s been a really busy August, and we’ve seen record numbers of customers. As ever, the quality of the fish has been outstanding and we have to thank our fabulous suppliers for looking after us so well.
There’s been a huge variety available – Cornish sardines are finally in season, just in time for those last few barbecues, and they are exceptionally plump and sparkly. The John Dory have been flying off the slab, and it seems that you just can’t get enough of our spectacular #AJAX Hake
We’ve another month or so of great quality (and reasonably priced) crabs and lobsters, and we’re seeing a lot of huge ray wings and super-chunky place and lemon sole. Plenty to chose from and only a couple more weeks till those pesky mussels are back on sale…
We hope to see you as we head into the weekend, and please make sure you place orders (01276 66618) if there’s something specific you need – we don’t like to disappoint, but I’m pretty confident that it will be another sell out Saturday