Live whole lobster

£30.00

Live lobsters are delivered to you in chilled insulated boxes ready for you to cook on the day of delivery. We recommend you cook them on the day you receive them for the best quality lobster.

Like crab, lobster is a superfood, high in protein, vitamins, minerals and Omega 3 fatty acids, which are vital to proper brain and heart function, and can lower the blood pressure. Lobster meat can also help prevent conditions such as osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis, and boost the immune system. So not only is lobster a gourmet treat, it’s also a health treatment!

Orders placed before Thursday will be despatched on the following working day, so please allow 48 hours to receive your order. If you place your order on a Thursday, it will be despatched the following Monday unless you choose Saturday delivery during checkout (otherwise the food would perish over the weekend).

Please ensure you are able to sign for your delivery when the courier arrives – we want you to enjoy our delicious lobster in perfect condition, and even though it is packed in ice for transport, it is still perishable!

Our standard delivery charge is £4.99, or £23 for a Saturday delivery.

You can collect from our office for free – please allow 24 hours after placing your order, and let us know when you would like to collect in the order notes during checkout.

Orders over £250 are delivered free of charge.

If you are in the highlands or islands, please contact us before placing your order.

Returns

If you are unhappy with your product for any reason, please call us on 01548 521182, or email us at office@favis-os.com at the earliest opportunity.

The regulations governing our lobster fishing means we’re not damaging the marine environment or posing a threat to the lobster population. The strict rules on the size of lobster we can land means they grow to adulthood and continue breeding. There’s also a strict limit on the number of days we can fish in certain areas of the English Channel.

The scientific name of the common or European lobster is Homarus Gammarus. It’s found around the British coast and also in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and parts of the Black Sea. The species can grow to a length of 60 cm (24 in) and a mass of 6 kilograms (13 lb) and bears a conspicuous pair of claws. In life, the lobsters are blue, only becoming “lobster red” on cooking. Homarus Gammarus is a highly esteemed food, and is widely caught using lobster pots, most production occurring around the British Isles.

These lobsters have been hunted since the beginning of history for their delicious meat, and there are stories of European lobsters at least a metre long being caught in the past. Nowadays, though, even the largest rarely exceed 50 cm, weighing no more than 5 kilograms. The body consists of 19 parts, each covered with a strong chitin shell. Lobsters have five sets of legs, with the first two having evolved into strong claws. Although these claws are a dangerous weapon, the lobster mostly feeds off carrion. Still, European lobsters often attack snails, crabs and smaller fishes or even other lobsters if there’s a chance, using its formidable claws to kill and tear apart food.