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-Fri 7.00-21.00, Sat 7.00-20.00, 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 Asparagus fresh in season Bacon top class Baked Beans - organic Bass Sea Farmed Beef - grass fed Beef - mince from grass reared animals Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - organic Biscuits - sweet Black Pudding Blini - ready made Blueberries - in season Brandy Butter (often only near Christmas) Bread - French Bread - Italian Bread - organic Bread - part-baked ( not frozen ) Bread - rye Bread - sour dough / sourdough Bread Mixes Bread Mixes - gluten free Breakfast cereal Bulgar wheat Burgers - beef (of top quality) Butter - organic Buttermilk Cake Mixes Christmas Cake Cakes - corporate Cakes - home-made style Cakes - special occasion Calves liver Capers in brine Charcuterie Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - goats Cheese - Greek/Middle Eastern Cheese - Italian Cheese - local Cheese - organic Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheese - Spanish Cheese - water buffalo Cheese Straws Cheesecake Chestnuts - peeled & vacuum-packed Chicken - organic Chicken - reputable Free Range Chili Powder Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chinese & Far-Eastern basics Chocolate - Drinking Chocolate Brownies Chutney pickles & relishes Cider - top quality Coffee Coffee - organic Condiment Sauces & Jellies Cornish pasties Cream - Soya Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Curry Paste: Curry Powder Mixes 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 Essences Fish - Shellfish Fish cakes Fish fresh general Fish frozen Fish Kettle Loan Fish soup Fish stock Flour - barley Flour - bread mixes Flour - organic Flour - rye Flour - spelt Flour - stone ground Food as Gifts French groceries Fruit - dried organic Fruit - fresh Fruit Cordials - natural Fruit juices Fruit juices - fresh organic Fruit Pies Game; general Gammon Joints Ginger - crystallised Gingerbread Goose fat for confit Goose/Geese - between Thanksgiving & Christmas Grapeseed Oil Gravadlax Greengages - in season Groceries Guinea fowl - (might need a days notice) Haggis Haggis - vegetarian Ham & Gammon Ham - air dried Ham - Parma Ham - Serrano Hampers - (all suppliers will need a little notice) Christmas Hampers Hazelnut Oil Health food Herb Plants Herbs - dried of the best quality Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Herring Melts/Roes Herrings - fresh Herrings - marinated Honey Honey - organic Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - organic Ice cream - top quality Italian groceries Jam & preserves - organic Jam & preserves Kippers - undyed Lamb (seasonal) Lemon grass - fresh Lobsters - cooked Macadamia Nut Oil Macaroons Maple syrup Marinades Marmalade Marmalade organic Meat - organic & additive-free Meat pies Meat Stock Meringues Milk - Goats Milk - organic Cows Mince pies high quality Miso Soup Muesli Muffins Muffins American - style Mulled wine sachets Mushrooms - dried Mushrooms - organic Mussels - fresh in season Mussels vacuum - packed Mustard Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olive Oil - organic Olives Oysters - Rock Pancetta Panettone - sometimes just at Christmas Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - dried gluten-free Pasta - fresh Pasties Pastrami Peanut Oil (groundnut) Perry Pies - Vegetable Pine Kernels Pizza Polenta Pork - free range Pork pies Porridge Oats - coarse natural Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Prawns - King Pulses Pumpkin Seed Oil Pumpkins - in the Autumn Quail Quiche Rice cakes Rice paper Rice; organic Rice; specialist Risotto; flavoured mixes Saffron strands Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Salmon - farmed of top quality Sardines - fresh in season Sauces - prepared curry Sauces - prepared pasta Sauerkraut Sausages - Cumberland top-class Sausages - Lincolnshire Sausages - Pork Scallops - fresh Bay Sesame Oil Shortbread Skate / Ray Smoked Haddock - undyed Smoked Mackerel Smoked Mackerel Paté Smoked salmon Smoked trout Smoked venison Soup - top quality Spices - a good general selection Squashs - Vegetable Squid - fresh (in season) Stare anise Stilton Stock - top-quality made Sugar - perruche Sugar - unrefined Sushi - prepared Swordfish - fresh Tapenade Tapioca Taramasalata Tea - organic Tea - specialist Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tisanes / Herbal Infusions - organic 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 Truffle Oil Tuna - fresh Turkeys - free-range (often just before Christmas) Vanilla pods Veal free range Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - organic Vegetables - preserved char-grilled Venison - farmed Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Vol-au-vent cases Walnut Oil Watercress Wedding Cakes Yeast - dried Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free Yoghurt - goats' milk Yoghurt - organic Yoghurt - sheeps' (ewes') milk