Billingsgate Fish Market in East London was established in 1699 and is the UK’s largest inland fish market. Join the professionals on the trading floor, select your own seafood and learn from the experts the best way to prepare and cook your “catch”. Then enjoy the fruits of your labour in a scrumptious meal!!
An early morning start is essential as you learn how Billingsgate Fish Market operates and its fascinating history, before joining the professional traders in the large trading hall which has 98 stands, 30 shops, a 1,500 tonne freezer store and an ice making plant. The Billingsgate Seafood School has its premises here with facilities including a kitchen, cutting area and presentation rooms. Their trained experts will show you the bustling market in action, how to identify species, spot good quality and all about sustainability. Return to their kitchens for a fish breakfast.
MARKET VISIT, BREAKFAST, SEAFOOD CUTTING MASTERCLASS AND SELF COOKED FISH LUNCH.
After the market visit and breakfast as above, you will learn how to cut and prepare various fish you have selected in the market and the best ways to cook them before creating your own fish lunch. Depending on the season and market availability, dishes may include Seafood Laksa, Traditional Fish Pie, Bream roasted with Fennel & Samphire and many more.