Whelks are healthy and sustainable, and although less popular than they were in Victorian times, they are still a firm favourite for many, even if they are an acquired taste. These Whelks are responsibly sourced in the North Atlantic Ocean, using pots and traps. They have been cooked and individually quick frozen, so you can take out however many you want and defrost - they are ready to eat! Each bag contains 750g of whelk meat, after the protective ice is taken into account.
Pot and trap caught in the North Atlantic
Responsibly sourced and sustainable
Whelks are very low in fat, an excellent source of healthy Omega 3 oils and full of essential vitamins and minerals
These have been cooked and are ready to go, they lend themselves well to garlic butter, or a mignonette dressing
We are currently offering FREE weekday delivery, with a minimum order value of £35.
We offer a pre-noon delivery service but during busy periods please be patient with DPD delivery drivers
Saturday delivery is £10 (for all orders under £100. For orders over £100, delivery is free) Please note, delivery charges may change due to weekly / monthly promotions
Which courier do you use to deliver?
We work with DPD UK who provide us and our customers with a fantastic service.
How much weight do Live Lobsters lose when cooked?
The Lobster weight listed on our shop are 'live' weight. All Lobsters lose a small amount of weight once cooked. The general guideline would be:
10-15% loss for a Cooked Lobster
15-20% loss for a Cooked, Split and Cleaned Lobster
What to expect when you purchase a Lobster
Delicious White Meat - this can be found in the tail and claws of the Lobster
Tomalley - this is the soft green, red or black substance which is found in the body cavity of Lobsters that fulfills the function of both the liver and pancreas.
It is perfectly safe to eat and is often considered a delicacy. It may be eaten alone or used in sauces for flavour and as a natural thickening agent.
Normally this is within 48 hours (taking into account that we deliver Tuesday to Saturday). This allows us time to source, prepare, dispatch and deliver your order to you.
For example, if you place an order Monday, we can deliver Wednesday. Place an order on Friday, we can deliver on Tuesday.
However, please note that during busy periods this may be a longer leadtime.
What to expect when you order a Live Lobster
When you receive your lobster, remove it from the protective packaging that it has travelled in. Place the lobster on a tray, cover it with a damp cloth or tea-towel and put the tray into the refrigerator until you are ready to cook it. At 4oC, or below, a lobster will drift into a hibernative state. We would recommend cooking your lobsters within 24hrs of receipt
What to expect when you order a cooked Lobster
White Meat can be found in the tail and claws of the Lobster. In some female lobsters you may find Tomalley - this is the soft, dark green or red substance which is found in the body cavity of Lobsters, that fulfils the function of both the liver and pancreas. It is perfectly safe to eat and is often considered a delicacy. It may be eaten alone or used in sauces for flavour and as a natural thickening agent.
What to expect when you buy Live Mussels
Our mussels arrive with you live. To store them, leave them in the net that they arrive in. Twist the net so that any slack is taken up and place them in a bowl. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth or tea-towel and place it in the refrigerator until you are ready to prepare them. We would recommend using the mussels within 24-36hrs of receipt. NOT suitable for home freezing unless you cook them first
What to expect when you purchase Oysters
To store your oysters once they arrive, remove them from all packaging and place them on a tray, or plate. Make sure you place them cupped-side down, with the ‘flat’ side uppermost. Cover them with a damp cloth or tea-towel and place them in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat them. We would recommend eating the oysters within 24-36hrs of receipt. NOT suitable for home freezing unless you cook them first
What to expect when you purchase Crab Meat
We only sell fresh hand-picked Cornish crab meat and whilst the pickers are experts, they are not infallible. Please be aware that occasionally a small piece of shell may get left in the pot with the meat.
Can I amend or add to my existing order?
Please call one of the Team on 01208 262202 and we will assist you with this.