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Sep 15, 2008 11:14 AM

Live crayfish - London

Anyone know where to source them or how much they go for? Applebee's in Borough had no answer for me

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  1. One of the numbers on this Billingsgate list might be able to help:

    Or maybe a visit to the Chinese supermarket (I forget its name) in Lisle St behind the National Gallery. They often have live things.

    1. I bought two in Borough Market a year or two ago. We kept them in the pond and called them Ronnie and Reggie Cray. Unfortunately they didn't last.

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      1. re: Jenny Sheridan

        Maybe there is bad karma with that name. :-)

        1. re: zuriga1

          Thanks for the help guys!

          Will let you know I locate any

      2. Actually your best bet is to swim up the River Wandle where it joins the Thames just upstream of Wandsworth Bridge. Plenty of free crayfish there. You'll need a wetsuit, mask and snorkel, and some antibiotics.

        Just after high tide is best apparently.

        1. See Woo chinese superstore in Greenwich have them. If you go Sat morning they also have roast suckling pig.


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          1. re: Jon Tseng

            cool, are the live? Any idea on the price?

          2. My fishmonger is East Dulwich often has them. It is called Moxons and is on Lordship Lane.