This famous shop was established as a grocer by Hugh Mason, a St James' shopkeeper, and William Fortnum, a footman of Queen Anne's, in 1707. It has expanded it's interests greatly, but the ground floor is still devoted to food - and they offer one of the best ranges in London.
Their range of tins and jars alone is enormous - many items being made specially for them. But their real strength lies in their excellent delicatessen and cheese counters. Great effort has been made here to search out the best sources - for example, butter and cream from Lane's in Kent; ham from Denhay and Mooreland Foods; smoked salmon from H. Forman (q.v) amongst others and Craster kippers.
Their extensive selection of cheese includes the best generic types, all carefully chosen to follow the seasons - (e.g) award winning Stilton in November and December, and properly aged Parmesan.
Hampers and finger food (for home entertaining) can be prepared by arrangement.
- Open: Mon-Sat 9.30-18.00
- Closed: Sun & Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAnchovies silver / Boquerones- preserved in oil Argan Oil Artisan Bread Asparagus fresh in season Bacon top class Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Black Pudding Brandy Butter (often only near Christmas) Bread Bread - rye Bread - French Bread - gluten free Bread - Italian Bread - organic Bread - soda Bread - sour dough / sourdough Brioche Cakes - corporate Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Cakes - Easter / Simnel Cakes - special occasion Caviar Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - goats Cheese - Greek/Middle Eastern Cheese - Italian Cheese - organic Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheese - Spanish Cheesecake Chestnuts - peeled & vacuum-packed Chocolate Bars - top quality Chocolate Truffles Chocolate - Drinking Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Cookies; American-style Cream - Organic Cream - Unpasteurised Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Curry Paste: Delicatessen; general Dips Easter Eggs-top quality Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Quail Fish soup Florentines Flour - stone ground Flour - good selection Food as Gifts Fruit Coulis Fruit juices Fruit Wine Fruit - crystallized Fudge Gingerbread Ham - air dried Ham - Parma Hampers - (all suppliers will need a little notice) Christmas Hampers Herrings - marinated Honey Honey - organic Ice cream - top quality Jam & preserves Kippers - undyed Maple syrup Marinades Marmalade Mostarda di frutta / Mustard Fruits Mushrooms - dried Mustard Nougat/Turron Oils Olive Oil Olives Pasta - dried Pork pies Christmas Pudding Quiche Rapeseed Oil Virgin Rice; specialist Sauces - prepared pasta Sausages - Pork Shortbread Smoked Chicken Smoked Duck breast Smoked Eel Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Smoked trout Smoked venison Sorbet/Water Ice Tea - organic Tea - specialist Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Toffee Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Truffles - bottled or tinned Vegetables - preserved char-grilled Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic