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Smoked Fish

London's oldest working smokehouse is part of our Crouch End Shop. Smoked Haddock, Smoked Mackerel, Smoked Salmon, Kippers and Eel. Available in our shops. Real local food.

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Crouch End Fish Shop

Walter Purkis Crouch End Fishmonger

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Latest from Fishmonger Blog

  • Fried Tuna Milanese Style-

Fried Tuna Milanese Style

This recipe is for fried tuna Milanese style with tasty wild oregano and anchovies. Its a very delicious dish that works well as lunch or for dinner

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Walter Purkis On 50 Best Independent Shops List

We feel very proud and delighted to see that our two shops in N8 and N10 were included on this list of "50 best independent retailers" in the Sunday Telegraph

  • Lobster risotto

Lobster Risotto Recipe

Lobster risotto is a rich and luxurious recipe makes an lovely dish for a special occasion. (If you have time the leftover claws and shells will make a rich lobster stock full of shellfish flavour perfect for making the risotto)

  • Cacciucco an Italian Style Fish Stew

Cacciucco Fish Stew

This recipe is for Cacciucco an Italian fish stew that is typically found in towns along the western Italian coasts of Tuscany and Liguria. It is especially associated with the port city of Livorno.

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Crouch End Red Herrings

When you have found all the Crouch End Red Herrings hand in your forms to Walter Purkis & Sons Crouch End Shop Competition closes 5pm Saturday 17th June.

  • john dory fillet recipe with smoked garlic and little gem

John Dory Fillet With Smoked Garlic

This recipe for john dory fillet  has delicious light and fresh flavours that complement this tasty fish perfectly.

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Great Local Offer

We have partnered up with Oddbins, our neighbour here on Crouch End Broadway to create a special offer for our customers. #FishFriday 5% Offer

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Walter Purkis Awarded Master Fishmonger Standard

At Fishmongers Hall in the City of London Walter Purkis was recently awarded The Master Fishmonger Standard. This prestigious award was presented by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne.

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Thai Red Mullet Recipe

These fish have a good flavour that really works well in this Thai red mullet recipe.  The red curry paste in the sauce spreads down and into the fish, infusing it with delicious aroma.