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Catch of the day: fishmonger Nic aims to be London’s best

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Catch of the day: fishmonger Nic aims to be London’s best

Updated: 24 September 2020

Last month, we visited local fishmonger La Petite Poissonnerie and met business owners Nic and Zaya Rascle. The husband and wife team run a French and Japanese fusion fishmonger in London which aims to bring together the flair of French cooking and the unique ingenuity of Japanese cuisine. The produce changes daily but is always fresh.

Chef turned fishmonger Nic came to London when he was 20 to learn English, and found himself living behind a fishmonger’s where he offered occasional help. The catering college graduate became passionate about fish and opened his own shop in 2010 specialising in locally and sustainably sourced fresh fish, shellfish and smoked fish.

The couple now have two shops in London and also sell produce wholesale to restaurants. They compliment the fresh fish with a selection of French Epicerie and Wines, and a range of Japanese groceries.

La Petite Poissonnerie borrowed £30,000 through the marketplace in August 2015. The loan was funded by one larger investor, and in the short video below Funding Circle co-founder James Meekings discusses how a diverse range of investors, big and small, is important for the long term sustainability of the marketplace. You can hear more about this in this short video from our recent investor evening.

Click below to meet Nic and see him in action in this 90 second video.  

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