With many years in the fish trade, we believe that the customer is all important and therefore their needs are paramount to our success. Please feel free to ask questions about your purchases, how to cook, prepare etc.
Welcome to Brian Wallace family Fish and Seafood Merchants. We specialize in fresh fish direct from Billingsgate every day. Along with the fish, we also sell a good variety of fresh shellfish. There are times in the year when seasonal fish become available. Keep an eye out for these as they may be in short supply.
Some of this weeks unusual fish including Parrot Fish and various Grouper. These are only available for a short period of time !
My daughter Tasha has joined the business which has enabled us to expand. To see where we are today click here.
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We are a small family run business with big ideas. All of us at 'Brian's Family Fish Stall' know that you are our greatest asset and we will do our best to please you with our service and quality fish at competitive prices. It is our aim is to offer you a good selection of quality fish at its best! We try very hard to provide the very best service in Essex and we intend to do the same with our Web business and delivery service.
History of Brian’s Fresh Fish.This is a family run business established in the 1930's by my father. It originated from a shop at Chingford Mount and then my Father went on to open two more shops, one at Chingford Hatch and the other at Station Road, Chingford..
My family and I pride ourselves in buying good quality fresh fish daily from Billingsgate Market where we supply our customers with a variety of different species of fish in all shapes and sizes. Our business today is run through various markets and Farmers Markets throughout the week.
In 1995 I went on to become a market trader travelling to different markets and setting up my stall. In 2001 we saw the closure of the shop at Chingford Mount due to rising overheads and lack of business. I then moved into a specialised chilled store and continued travelling to various markets selling fresh fish.
I have 38 years experience working in the fish trade, from serving raw fish to the public, frying fish and chips and preparing exotic dishes in my restaurant. I was taught by the very best my Father! I then went on to run the shop at Chingford Mount independently from my father in 1985.
As a fishmonger, I go to Billingsgate Fish Market every day and can choose from a good assortment of fresh fish. They in turn, buy from ports around the country and from around the world. This means that most fish are constantly available. The biggest problem in this cycle is the weather. It is this that plays the most important part in the availability of the fresh fish delivered to you.
Here are some of the more common fish that are available all year round. Cod ,haddock, coley, plaice, skate, Huss, lemon soles, farmed salmon, rainbow trout, Dover soles, farmed sea bass and sea bream.
Plaice are at their best during June through to September. Sprats are at their best during September through to March. Herrings and Mackerel are all year round but are occasionally not unavailable.
Fish from the Caribbean, Indian and Pacific Oceans are available most times of the year. These are, tuna , swordfish, snapper, king fish, parrot fish, grouper, barracuda etc.
Fresh live mussels, clams, and oysters are available all year round now, but I only sell them between October and April, the winter months as they are at their best with the waters having turned cold
Fresh scallops in their shells are sold November to May and are from the south coast, out of shells, are sold the rest of the year and are from the cold waters of the north sea off Scottish coasts.
For special orders or to check availability call Brian on 07931151438 or Natasha on 07538824494 If you would rather email us please click here.Brian & Tasha’s Fresh Fish and Sea Food can be found at the following venues:Tuesday - Rochford Market 08:30 - 14:30Thursday - Manor Farm Shop, Great Baddow 08:30 - 15:00Thursday - South Woodham Ferrers Market 08:30 - 15:00Friday - Manor Farm Shop, Great Baddow 08:30 - 15:00Friday - Wickford Market 08:30 - 15:00Friday - Waltham Cross Market 08:30 - 15:00Saturday - Manor Farm Shop, Great Baddow 08:30 - 15:00Saturday - Biggleswade Market 08:30 - 15:00Saturday - Wickford Market 08:30 - 15:00Sunday - Manor Farm Shop, Great Baddow 10:00 - 15:00
Thank you for your custom, we hope to serve you again soon!