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Live lobsters are the freshest you can buy – They will probably be the tastiest ones you eat

Lobsters are usually thought of as a luxury food and they are not something that we get to eat every day. So when you are putting lobster on your menu, you want it to be the best. A lobster will be at its freshest and tastiest if you buy it live and cook it yourself. Lobsters sold pre-pared, in packs or frozen can often be a disappointing experience.

Native Lobsters

We source our live lobsters from around the UK. Coldwater lobsters from our more northern seas are considered to be the finest quality. A large lobster will look very impressive but generally the smaller the lobster, the more tender it will be.

As you can see from the specimens in our tank live lobsters are usually a green-blue colour.  They only achieve the distinctive orange when they have been cooked

As with many fine foods lobsters are at their best when cooked simply. Their characteristic sweet flesh  will be delicious halved and under the grill or cooked by boiling or steaming. You need to add little other than melted butter, lemon juice and mayonnaise.

Best of Care

To offer our customers the freshest lobster on the very best condition we have installed a “Homarium” in our Muswell Hill shop. This is a specialist tank that keeps the lobsters humanely in ideal conditions. The water is cooled to a steady 7 0C, oxygenated and filtered to make sure they are healthy and happy. Even the water salinity is monitored to match their regular marine environment.

Live Lobsters in specialist tank