A good example of how supermarkets have improved over the last few years.
A comprehensive fruit and vegetable department has interesting exotics, fresh herbs and an abundance of organic items.
The pre-packed meat and poultry section generally includes items such as organic beef from Eastbrook Farm and good free-range chickens and ducks - plus much more; some items coming from their own farms and being traditionally hung.
Their fish counter relies less on pre-frozen thawed products, than other supermarkets; while many branches have fishmongers who have trained at Billingsgate, and can give cooking tips - while they only stock varieties which aren't under environmental threat.
Their cheese section puts other supermarkets to shame, and includes many top-quality varieties - too many to list, but Montgomery cheddar, and various 'hard-to-get' French varieties spring to mind.
Charcuterie is also impressive by any standards other than a specialist shop. While their enormous selection of bread is superior to any other supermarket.
All this might come at a price slightly higher than their competitors - but you aren't always comparing like with like.
- Open: Mon-Sat 8.00-20.00, Sun 10.00-16.00
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAlbondigas (Spanish Meat Balls) & other meat balls Almonds Anchovies brown fillets - preserved in oil Anchovies silver / Boquerones- preserved in oil Apples Avocado Oil Bacon top class Baked Beans - organic Bass Sea Farmed Beef - grass fed Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Black Pudding Blueberries - in season Bread - French Bread - Italian Bread - part-baked ( not frozen ) Bread - pitta Bread - sour dough / sourdough Breakfast cereal Burgers - beef (of top quality) Butter - organic Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Cakes - special occasion Charcuterie Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - goats Cheese - Italian Cheese - local Cheese - organic Cheese - Scottish Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheese - Spanish Cheese Straws Cheesecake Chestnuts - peeled & vacuum-packed Chicken - reputable Free Range Chili Powder Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chocolate Brownies Chorizo Christmas Pudding Chutney pickles & relishes Cider - top quality Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Cornish pasties Couscous Crème fraiche Crispbread - top quality Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Curry Paste: Danish Pastries fresh Delicatessen; general Desserts; of high quality Dips Duck - free-range Aylesbury or Pekin-type Dulce de Leche Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Hens organic Eggs Quail - peeled Essences Fish - Shellfish Fish cakes Fish fresh general Fish frozen Fish Kettle Loan Fish soup Flour - bread mixes Flour - good selection Flour - Italian for pasta - '00' hard Food as Gifts Fruit - dried Fruit - fresh Fruit - frozen Fruit Cordials - natural Fruit juices Game; general Gammon Joints Ginger Beer Cakes - ginger Glace Fruit Gravadlax Greengages - in season Haggis Haggis - vegetarian Ham & Gammon Ham - air dried Ham - Parma Hampers - (all suppliers will need a little notice) Christmas Hampers Harisa/Harrissa Hazelnut Oil Herbs - bouquet garni Herbs - dried of the best quality Herrings - fresh Herrings - marinated Honey Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - top quality Italian groceries Jam & preserves Kippers - undyed Lamb (seasonal) Lardy Cake Macadamia Nut Oil Macaroons Maple syrup Meat - organic & additive-free Meat - prepared for barbecues Meat pies Meat Stock Meringues Milk - Goats Milk - organic Cows Mince pies high quality Miso Soup Muesli Muffins Mushrooms - dried Mussels - fresh in season Mussels vacuum - packed Mustard Nuts - pre packed Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olives Oysters - Rock Pancetta Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Pasties Pastrami Patisserie - fresh Peppercorns - best black Perry Pine Kernels Pizza Polenta Pork - free range Pork pies Porridge Oats - coarse natural Porridge Oats - organic Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Prawns - King Pulses Quiche Quinoa grain Rennet Rice cakes Rice paper Rice; ground Rice; specialist Saffron strands Salami Salt - sea Sauces - prepared Chinese Sauces - prepared curry Sauces - prepared pasta Sauerkraut Sausage Rolls Sausages - Cumberland top-class Sausages - Lincolnshire Sausages - Pork Scallops - fresh Bay Scones Shrimps - potted Smoked Chicken Smoked Haddock - undyed Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Smoked trout Smoked venison Soup - top quality Spices - a good general selection Stilton Tapenade Tapioca Taramasalata Tea - organic Tea - specialist Tofu Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Tomatoes - tinned organic Tortillas Traiteur / Take Away / Ready Meals - Curry Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Trout - Rainbow Tuna - fresh Turkeys - free-range (often just before Christmas) Turkish delight Vanilla Extract Vanilla pods Veal free range Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - preserved char-grilled Venison - farmed Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Walnut Oil Watercress Wedding Cakes Yeast - dried Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - organic