Local fishermen

Local fishermen give us an amazing supply of the freshest fish available, from sea bass, Dover sole and skate through to grey mullet and cod. We source many other sustainable varieties when in season. During the summer we also supply lots of local lobsters, crabs and other shellfish.

Day boats

We work with local day boat suppliers in Newhaven, Hastings and the Kent Coast as well as ports all around the UK, such as codling fillets from Scarborough and lemon sole from Whitby. From the south coast we also source day boat prime fish including, red mullet, plaice, turbot and brill.

Coastal markets

We are first hand buyers at most of the UK coastal fish auctions, enabling us to ensure full traceability from the vessel through to delivery into your kitchen. The majority of our sister depots are conveniently situated near to the local auction, such as, North Shields, Fleetwood and Brixham.

Farmed fish

Farmed fish often features on core menu lines due to its consistent quality, availability and price. To enable us to guarantee responsible sourcing, we import directly from source, such as bass and bream from Turkey, Prawns from India, Salmon from Scotland and Norway.


We only work with small, specialist operators for live shellfish. In summer months we buy lobsters and crabs from local fishermen and during the winter we import directly from North America. We have live lobster holding tanks on our premises, enabling us to guarantee ultimate freshness.


Direct Seafoods Colchester
Crown Court, Severalls Business Park
Clough Road, Colchester, CO4 9TZ

Phone: 01206 752 075

Bidfresh Limited Trading as Direct Seafoods Colchester
Registered in England Number 04227047
VAT Number GB 643994692
Registered office address: Unit 5a Crowland Business Park, Foul Lane, Southport, England, PR9 7RS

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