Whole Fish

WOW - LOOKS GREAT, TASTES FANTASTIC


A large whole fish makes an eye-catching centrepiece. Serve 3, 4, 5... sometimes as many as a dozen. Here's a rule of thumb: if it's the ONLY main course, each kilo of fish will give you four reasonable servings, so a 3 kg fish will feed 12 well and could stretch to 14.  But it's always best to be on the safe side, size-wise. Better to have some left over for the next day than to run out.

Or choose portion-sized whole fish such as bass and bream. These provide a fine experience ESPECIALLY if you discard your your knife, fork amd inhibitions... FINGERS ARE THE ANSWER (and fingerbowls).

WOW - LOOKS GREAT, TASTES FANTASTIC A large whole fish makes an eye-catching centrepiece. Serve 3, 4, 5... sometimes as many as a dozen. Here's a rule of thumb: if it's the ONLY main course,... read more »
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Whole Fish

WOW - LOOKS GREAT, TASTES FANTASTIC


A large whole fish makes an eye-catching centrepiece. Serve 3, 4, 5... sometimes as many as a dozen. Here's a rule of thumb: if it's the ONLY main course, each kilo of fish will give you four reasonable servings, so a 3 kg fish will feed 12 well and could stretch to 14.  But it's always best to be on the safe side, size-wise. Better to have some left over for the next day than to run out.

Or choose portion-sized whole fish such as bass and bream. These provide a fine experience ESPECIALLY if you discard your your knife, fork amd inhibitions... FINGERS ARE THE ANSWER (and fingerbowls).

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Whole raw gilt head bream on ice
Gilt-head sea bream - whole
There are many many species of bream, but this one stands head and shoulders above the rest. It’s named after the little gold bar on its forehead. In France, it’s the much-loved dorade. These are farmed fish, which we have cleaned and...
From £5.10
A headless trimmed witch sole
Witch sole
There’s no getting away from it, the witch sole is basically a poor man’s Dover sole. But don’t write it off. The one in the picture disappeared down four fork-wielding employees as soon as the photographer finished. And it comes in nice...
From £4.00
Two whole cuttlefish on a chopping board
Cuttlefish
Whole cuttlefish, straight out of the sea (complete with famous budgerigar bill-sharpener - ’the mantle’). Whereas the octopus is all tentacles and not much body, the cuttlefish is tentacle-poor and body-rich - yielding a superb piece of...
From £8.40
Whole sea bass and two whole fillets on white background
Whole wild sea bass
Fine wild sea bass from the English Channel. Scaled and gutted as usual. This fish is great to roast, or to poach in a fish kettle, and serving it up whole on the table will add a flourish to your meal. About 60% of the weight is edible,...
From £40.10
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Whole red mullet
Red mullet - whole
A taste of summer. The smell of red mullet cooking on a grill will transport you straight back to your last Mediterranean holiday. These fish are cleaned and scaled. 2,000 years ago, show-off Romans had a mania for red mullet. According...
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On the bone garfish
Garfish
The long and slender garfish is too thin to fillet so we only sell on-the-bone steaks. Which means you will get a close-up look at its remarkable green bones! The colour is perfectly natural and nothing to worry about. An...
From £4.80
Whole mirror carp
Whole carp
The most popular farmed fish in the world (thanks to China) is little appreciated by Brits (although Izaak Walton was a fan - see his recipe below). But it’s the fishy favourite of many people who hail from within 200 miles of the River...
From £20.00
Alistair holing a whole large fresh pike
Whole pike
In medieval times, pike was a favourite at rich men’s tables. 350 years ago, Compleat Angler Izaak Walton’s account of cooking a whole pike made for one of the most exciting fish recipes ever written. He stuffed it with anchovies,...
From £64.30
Two headless flounders
Flounders
Many people would mistake a flounder for a plaice, and you should cook it in exactly the same way. It’s pretty humble fare, but has a loyal following. We only stock this fish intermittently, when we can find specimens of above average...
From £8.40
Two whole plaice
Whole plaice
These really are the finest fish we can source for a top ’plaice on the bone’ experience. Smaller fish are presented with head, tail and fins removed. Larger ’specimen’ fish have minimal trimming so you can admire the whole thing - these...
From £9.70
Two whole lemon sole in a basket with two lemon sole fillets
Lemon sole - whole
The lemon sole lives in the shadow of its stellar cousin from Dover... marine biologists even put it about that it ’is not really a sole at all’. How mean-minded can you get? Take it from us: the lemon sole makes a very fine meal, and...
From £6.90
Raw skinless Dover sole
Dover sole - skinless
Ssshh keep it quiet. We like to hold a very small quantity of skinned Dover soles. We have three versions - ’fully-trimmed’ means the fish is headless as well as skinless, ’skinless’ means they still have their heads, 'half skinned'...
From £14.30
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