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-Fri 8.30-20.00, Sat 8.30-19.00, Sun 10.00-18.00
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAioli Albondigas (Spanish Meat Balls) & other meat balls Apples Bacon Beef - grass fed Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Brandy Butter (often only near Christmas) Bread Bread - French Bread - Italian Breakfast cereal Brioche Burgers - beef (of top quality) Butter - organic Cakes - home-made style Capers in brine Charcuterie Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - goats Cheese - Italian Cheese - Scottish Cheese - soft Cheesecake Chicken - reputable Free Range Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Couscous Cream - Clotted Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Curry Paste: Delicatessen; general Desserts; of high quality Dips Eggs - Hens free range Flour - good selection Food as Gifts Fruit Coulis Fruit juices Fruit - dried Fruit - fresh Fruit - frozen Groceries Ham & Gammon Ham - air dried Hampers - (all suppliers will need a little notice) Christmas Hampers Herrings - marinated Honey Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - top quality Jam & preserves Kippers - undyed Lamb (seasonal) Lemon grass - fresh Marmalade Meat - prepared for barbecues Meat pies Mince pies high quality Muesli Mustard Nuts - pre packed Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olives Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Pears Pizza Polenta Pork pies Potatoes - top class/unusual Christmas Pudding Pulses Quiche Rhubarb; in season Rice; specialist Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Salmon - farmed of top quality Sauces - prepared curry Sauces - prepared pasta Sausages - Pork Sesame Oil Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Smoked venison Tea - specialist Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tomatoes - in season Tortillas Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Turkeys - free-range (often just before Christmas) Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - preserved char-grilled Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Vinegar - flavoured Watercress Yoghurt - cows' milk