A Tradition in Fishmongering

The Freshest Fish

Daily from Billingsgate Market, Cornwall, Devon, Grimsby, Aberdeen, Fraserburgh and many other fishing ports around Great Britain.

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.

Our Local North London Fishmonger Shops

Crouch End Fish Shop

Walter Purkis Crouch End Fishmonger

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Muswell Hill Fish Shop

Walter Purkis Muswell Hill Fishmonger

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Latest from Fishmonger Blog

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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.

  • oddbins offer

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

  • master fishmonger award presentation with princess anne

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.

  • thai red mullet

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.

  • fresh samphire


Samphire is a sea vegetable with a crisp texture and taste of the sea. It has long been a traditional ingredient. Samphire is the perfect accompaniment to grilled or fried fish.

  • lemon sole with almonds

Lemon Sole With Almonds

This Lemon Sole with almonds recipe keeps its simple but delivers a good looking dish that is really quick and easy to prepare. 

Opening Hours May Bank Holiday

Due to the May bank holiday weekend we have different opening times over the next few days. (There is no fresh fish in the markets until the boats return on Wednesday.)

  • tasty fish kebabs on the grill

Tasty Fish Kebabs

If you are looking for something tasty to put on your BBQ we have some delicious suggestions for fish kebabs that will be a welcome change to the usual bangers and burgers.