We source sustainable, local, day boat fish where possible. Some examples of suppliers we work with and ports we source from around the UK are below.
Lyme Bay, Dorset
We work closely in partnership with Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve, and wholeheartedly support their vision to achieve a well-managed Marine Reserve within the bay, benefiting fishermen, conservationists, and chefs alike. We support this through buying the daily catch from fishermen at Lyme Bay, and delivering it to London’s chefs within 24 hours.
Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve implement best practice to protect the biodiversity of Lyme Bay, managing fish and shellfish stocks, and creating long-term benefits for coastal communities around the bay.We buy all of the catch from Lyme Bay Reserve, each day and transport it to our fishmongers in London; which supports the local fishermen.
Peterhead harbour’s 400 year history is synonymous with landings of the UK’s premier white fish. Situated in the North of Scotland, Peterhead provides the North Sea and Atlantic’s best of Cod, Coley, Monk, Haddock, Lemon Sole, Plaice, Hake, Megrim, Pollock and Squid.
Fleetwood’s famous fish market is less than ½ mile from the back door of our Neve Fleetwood business premises! Our buyers visit early each day to get the best of the days catch. The market offers a great range of locally caught species from plaice and gurnard, to brill, dover sole and turbot; caught by a small fleet of boats based in Maryport & Whitehaven. We source many other sustainable varieties when in season.The main species coming into Fleetwood are Plaice, Dover Sole, Brill, Turbots and Codlings.
Scarborough & Whitby, Yorkshire
Albert Suttons in Scarborough and Whitby supply us with fresh Cod, Lemon Sole, Turbot, Haddock.
West Mersea, Essex
West Mersea is very local to our Direct Seafoods Colchester business, and provides a fantastic supply of locally harvested Oysters.
We buy directly from our Colchester premises’ local fish auction market at Lowestoft in Suffolk. Lowestoft offers us a range of species; Skate and Dover Soles all year round, Cod in the winter, Sea Bass in the Spring and Summer, Lobsters in Summer, and the occasional small landings of Herring, Sprats, Turbot, Brill and Monkfish.
Day boats into Newhaven on the South coast of England, provide us with species such as Plaice, Lemon Sole, Dover Sole, Brill, Turbot, Sea Bass & Scallops.
Brixham’s famous fish market provides us with a host of local day boat fish each day. While most of the country is tucked up in bed, our buyer on the famous Brixham Fish Market is bidding to source us the best day boat landings. Species native to this area include Lemon Sole, John Dory, Gurnard, Red Mullet, Plaice, Brill, Turbot, Whiting, Megrim Sole, Dover Sole, Monkfish, Mackerel, Herring, Sardines, Hake and many more. This is in addition to shellfish such as, scallops, crabs and lobsters.