Quality is the name of the game here, and great effort goes into producing consistent products. Good salad leaves, pre-packed vegetables, fresh fruit and trimmed meat. They are now very much geared to offering pre-packaged traiteur dishes, which simply need re-heating or a few minutes of basic cooking. Their varieties span the world, those from the Far-East, while good, are designed to be inoffensive so tend to hold the middle-ground in the flavour stakes.
However, the British and European-style dishes are of a standard not easily achieved in the average British household; and this makes many of them ideal for entertaining (or, if you can afford to, for everyday eating). Their excellent party nibbles, mean that you can have a party or barbecue at a moments notice and the range has to be commended.
They still produce the best chicken Kievs available; but, be careful not to buy the cheaper reformed meat version.
Perhaps their next efforts should be put into incorporating more free-range/organic/local products into their existing range.
- Open: Mon & Tues 8.00-20.00; Weds & Thurs 8.00-21.00; Fri & Sat 7.00-21.00; Sun 10.00-16.30
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAmaretti Anchovies silver / Boquerones- preserved in oil Apples Asparagus fresh in season Bacon Beef - grass fed Biscotti Biscuits - for cheese Blueberries - in season Brandy Butter (often only near Christmas) Bread Bread - French Bread - Italian Breakfast cereal Burgers - beef (of top quality) Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - goats Cheese - Italian Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheesecake Cheese - water buffalo Chicken Kiev - top class Chicken - reputable Free Range Chocolate Brownies Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Cream - Clotted Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Danish Pastries fresh Delicatessen; general Dips Duck - free-range Aylesbury or Pekin-type Eccles cakes Eggs - Hens free range Fish cakes Fish fresh general Food as Gifts Fruit Cordials - natural Fruit Coulis Fruit Pies Fruit - fresh Ginger - crystallised Gingerbread Grapeseed Oil Gravadlax Greengages - in season Groceries Ham & Gammon Ham - air dried Ham - Parma Hazelnut Oil Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Herrings - marinated Honey Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - top quality Jam & preserves Lamb (seasonal) Marmalade Meat - prepared for barbecues Meat pies Meat Stock Mince pies high quality Muesli Muffins Muffins American - style Mushrooms - dried Mustard Nuts - pre packed Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olives Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Patisserie - fresh Pears Pies - Vegetable Pizza Pork pies Pork - free range Porridge Oats - coarse natural Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Prawns - King Christmas Pudding Pumpkins - in the Autumn Pumpkin Seed Oil Rhubarb; in season Rice; specialist Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Salmon - farmed of top quality Sauces - prepared pasta Sausages - Pork Shortbread Smoked Chicken Smoked Mackerel Smoked Mackerel Paté Smoked salmon Smoked trout Smoked venison Sorbet/Water Ice Soup - top quality Stilton Tapenade Taramasalata Tea - specialist Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Tortillas Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Trout Paté Trout - Rainbow Vegetables - Baby Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Watercress Yoghurt - organic