Live Lobster

One of our specialities, Cornish lobster is recognized as the finest flavoured lobster in the world! That sounds like a bold statement but we firmly believe our lobsters are the sweetest and richest available. We source our lobsters from small inshore day boats that fish the clear blue waters of the Cornish coast, working closely with skippers like Ian of the Three Jays in Newquay. We provide the boats with our filleting waste and they land directly to us.
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Live Lobster (S, M, L, XL)
Chefs know that the freshest and tastiest lobster is the lobster that is life, then cooked and consumed the same day.

Live Cornish Native Lobsters are responsibly and sustainably pot-caught by lobster fishermen (who work from small day boats) from the rocky seabed in inshore waters around Cornwall (within Cornwall’s six-mile limit), England. These lobsters are packed live to order and couriered to our clients’ addresses in mainland UK by 12 noon the next day. Once cooked, the lobster meat is fresh, succulent, sweet and subtle in flavour.

We do not supply pre-cooked or frozen lobsters or imported lobsters from outside of the UK.

Available: Seasonal – 1 May to 30 September each year.

In Stock: Yes. At times lobsters may not be available due to adverse tides and/or weather.

Lobster Sizes: Small (500-600g approx), Medium (600-800g approx), Large (800g-1.0kg approx), Extra Large (1.0kg-1.2kg+ approx).

Freshest lobsters possible
Cornish Native Lobsters remain in waters around Cornwall until pot-caught for the market.

Once landed, these live lobsters are taken from the lobster fishermen’ boats and placed in lobster tanks that contain natural seawater for up to 1-2 days. Lobsters are packed whole and live to order (Monday to Thursday), for by 12 noon next day courier delivery to our clients’ addresses in mainland UK (Tuesday to Friday).

Store and consume
Upon receipt of delivery, store live lobsters in the fridge. For the freshest and best flavour cook and consume live lobsters on the same day of delivery. Lobsters can be boiled, poached, grilled, or barbecued. For further information, click on the ‘How to Store & Cook Live Lobsters’ tab above.

Ingredients: Common or European Lobsters (crustaceans).

National Lobster Hatchery
Each year, the National Lobster Hatchery releases over 50,000 juvenile lobsters into inshore waters around Cornwall to help ensure the Cornish Native Lobster remains a sustainable food source. The National Lobster Hatchery is open to the public as a marine conservation, research and education centre; and relies 100% on donations and visitors to the centre.

At Simply Oysters, we are proud to sponsor the National Lobster Hatchery as a ‘Buy One Set One Free’ Supporter. In addition, we donate £1 for each lobster sold to the National Lobster Hatchery.

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