Billingsgate insider


  • What to eat on Good Friday and Easter weekend.

    Well, if you celebrate Good Friday for the day that it is, you will not be eating any flesh from warm-blooded animals, and if you’re reading Fish on Friday, there’s a high possibility that fish will feature on your plates at some point this weekend. With so many species to choose from, particularly if your Fishmongers […]

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  • Valentine’s Day Seafood Special

    Fat, juicy, succulent, easy to prep, easy to cook, impressive, in the best condition right now. What fish I hear you cry? Well, quite a few in Billingsgate fit that description so we’re spoilt for choice, but Dover Sole, described as the “king’ of the soles”, springs to mind. Visit a restaurant with Dover Sole […]

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  • Festive Pop-up Breakfast

    Treat yourself, your family and loved ones to a fishy breakfast at the Billingsgate Seafood Training School If you have driven past Billingsgate Market and thought it would be interesting to visit this iconic venue – don’t hesitate.  Come along to Billingsgate Market and enjoy the hustle and bustle of one of London’s oldest markets. […]

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  • It’s beginning to look like Christmas

    The wonders of having the pleasure of getting a plane to the Caribbean and sampling the amazing fish in some shacks on the beach at Tortola British Virgin Island, St Kitts and St Maarten’s, snappers, mahi-mahi, groupers, among all that jerk chicken. I can still taste it, smell it, and feel it. The great news […]

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  • So here it is!

    Horse mackerel and jig-caught squid from the Channel, perch from Holland, kiln-roasted salmon from Scotland, plus handy party-friendly prawn cocktail mixes, crayfish tails and rollmops are the pick of a festive and frenetic Billingsgate this week.

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  • Get in early

    Festive favourites such as salmon, carp, cooked lobsters and prawns, plus razor clams, and pollack, coley and whiting – perfect for a fish pie – are our pick of Billingsate this week.

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  • Keeping it local

    Plaice, red gurnard, skate, sole, rainbow trout and octopus are the pick of a chilly and bustling Billingsgate this week, as the traders get set for the Christmas rush.

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  • And so it begins

    Native lobster, carpet clams, squid, cuttlefish and octopus, Dutch flat oysters and beetroot-cured smoked salmon are this week’s pick of a Billingsgate already gearing up for Christmas.

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  • Red letter day

    Redfish from the Channel fisheries, Cornish sardines, Shetland monkfish cheeks and loins, plus carp, pike, red gurnard and mackerel are our pick of Billingsgate this week.

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  • Here and there

    Langoustines and John Dory from our home waters, and bourgeois snapper flown in fresh from the Seychelles are our pick of Billingsgate Market this week.

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  • Fantastic beasts

    Whopping crabs from Cornwall, mackerel, herring, sardines from all around the UK, haddock from Iceland and carpe rouge from Senegal are the pick of Billingsgate this week.

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  • Slivers of silver

    MSC-certified haddock, line-caught in the Icelandic Sea, shucked Shetland scallops, sardines from the south coast and slender esparda, aka scabbardfish, from the Mediterranean are our pick of Billingsgate this week.

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