Covent Garden Fishmongers


The name’s a giveaway as to where this business started out. Originally a fish stall in old Covent Garden market, CGF has been trading on the current spot in Turnham Green for more than 20 years. Cod and haddock are sourced from Scandinavian waters where stocks are in better shape, and the fishmongers here try their best to choose line-caught where possible. Confident that their fish is fresh enough to eat raw, they also sell sushi paraphernalia including rice, nori seaweed and soy sauce. A range of smoked fish is also available.

Venue name: Covent Garden Fishmongers
Address: 37 Turnham Green Terrace
W4 1RG
Opening hours: Open 8am-5.30pm Tue, Wed, Fri; 8am-5pm Tue, Sat.

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OK seafood / products, NOT OK attitude. When I tried to choose best-looking fish, by examining their eyes, the fishmonger was condescending and dismissive, saying "eyes mean nothing." He was clearly annoyed that I wasn't just accepting what he was handing out. Even if he disagrees with what most seafood experts advise consumers (look at the clarity of fish eyes to determine freshness), he should be gracious enough not to offend customers who are interested in quality and freshness. Not the type of customer service I want to experience when supporting local businesses.