Nestled at one end of bustling Broadway Market,the mongers at Fin and Flounder follow Marine Conservation Society (MCS) guidelines strictly when sourcing their fish. Farmed varieties are also given the same care and attention, only coming from Soil Association approved seafood farms. Working with what’s best from the day-boats that morning, they always have a good variety of guilt-free fish and seafood including lesser known flat fish such as dab or witch. While you’re there you can also pick up fresh herbs, spices and deli items such as cured pancetta or black pudding to bring out the best in your catch. They also have a couple of local weekly market stalls – at Netil and Broadway.
|Venue name:||Fin and Flounder||Contact:|
71 Broadway Market
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-6.30pm Tue-Fri; 9am-5pm Sat|
|Transport:||Rail: London Fields|
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All businesses have problems, the way that they deal with them is the measure of how good they are.
Earlier this year I bought a lovely big gurnard for about £13 from Fin and Flounder. When I was preparing that evening we found it full of worms. It happens, can't blame the fishmonger. We wrote it off to bad luck, binned it and had a vegetarian evening.
Last weekend I got another . Same again. That was annoying and expensive but nothing to be done. I was passing Fin & Flounder yesterday and thought that I'd pick up something for dinner and would mention the two wormy fish. I'd expect that at least they'd offer a replacement.
So I told the guy in the shop and he just blanked me. I said again - "two wormy fish, £25 down the drain, that's not good is it." Silence. He just looked away. So I said it louder and firmly for a third time and this got a response. "Umm. I'll knock a pound off this one."
I found that insulting and unacceptable. Of course some fish will have worms, that's how it is. But I'd expect a decent fishmonger to offer a free replacement. If they are just going to shrug it off then perhaps they need a sign saying "We sell wormy fish. If you get one then too bad. It's your problem!"