Tales from the sea
Harnessing the Barents Sea
It takes something to rise in the darkness and head out to the ink black open water. Our friends in the northernmost part of Norway do this day in, day out, in order to plunder the sea bed for the Norwegian King Crab. Out here in the Barents Sea, without their natural predators, they colonise the ocean floor. Rich pickings for those willing to reach these depths.
Kings of the depths
These Norwegian King Crab reach maturity at around 6 years old, living until up to 20. Outstretched their spindled legs can measure 5ft across. Once landed, we fly these majestic creatures across to the UK and bring them live into our King Crab restaurant in London, where we have specially designed tanks waiting.
And other hidden gems
It's not just about the Norwegian King Crab, we are forever searching to unearth other hidden beauties. We source extra large scallops from the Orkney Islands, Scotland - they are hand dived and selected for size at depth. Our giant wild tiger prawns from Nigeria are meaty and full of flavour. The Loch Ryan Native Oysters, slow growing, with extremely dense meat, a nutty flavour, and briny finish. French Gillardeau, the famous fourth generation oyster dynasty, are sweet, fruity and salty. Finally our live lobster from Nova Scotia, Canada. Although there is no way of telling a lobster's age, it is estimated that a 2.5kg lobster is approximately 20-25 years old.