Openshaw houses UK’s Biggest Inland Fish Market
What comes to mind when thinking about Openshaw? Factories? Colliery? Handy for Trams? How about… Fish?
Just before Christmas a brand new Fish Market now operated out of New Smithfield Market supplting both the public and Manchester’s top restaurants.
Smith Sagar is the biggest inland fresh fish market in the UK, supplying products to Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Wales.
Some of the fish on sale includes Scottish cod, sea bass from Turkey, Greece and Spain, shellfish, turbot from Norway as well as frozen fish.
There are also lobster tanks and a range of exotic fish from Mediterranean countries, Asian and Africa.
The market is mainly used by restaurants, fish mongers and chip shops, but members of the public can also pay a visit.
The market also supplies fish to restaurants in Manchester’s Chinatown plus Michelin-starred restaurant Northcote in Blackburn.
Smith Sagar is open from 2.30am to 9am to both wholesale customers and members of the public. Whats great about Openshaw is that its SO accessible from everywhere else in the city and has many little hidden gems like these.