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-Sat 8.00-19.00; Sun 11.00-17.00
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsApples Bacon Bacon top class Beef - mince from grass reared animals Beef - grass fed Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Brandy Butter (often only near Christmas) Bread - French Bread Breakfast cereal Butter - organic Christmas Cake Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - goats Cheese - Italian Cheese - organic Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheesecake Chicken - reputable Free Range Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Cucumbers; pickled Curry Paste: Danish Pastries fresh Desserts; of high quality Dips Duck - free-range Aylesbury or Pekin-type Eggs - Hens free range Fish stock Flour - good selection Fruit Cordials - natural Fruit juices Fruit - crystallized Fruit - dried Fruit - fresh Gingerbread Gravadlax Greengages - in season Groceries Haggis Ham - air dried Ham - Parma Hampers - (all suppliers will need a little notice) Hazelnut Oil Herb Plants Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Herrings - marinated Honey Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - top quality Italian groceries Jam & preserves Kippers - undyed Lamb (seasonal) Lemon grass - fresh Lobsters - cooked Macaroons Maple syrup Marinades Marmalade Meat pies Meat Stock Meringues Muesli Muffins Mustard Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olives Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Peanut Oil (groundnut) Pork pies Pork - free range Potatoes - top class/unusual Christmas Pudding Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Salmon - farmed of top quality Sauces - prepared pasta Sausages - Pork Smoked salmon Smoked trout Smoked venison Soup - top quality Speck Spices - a good general selection Squashs - Vegetable Stilton Stock - top-quality made Sugar - unrefined Tapioca Taramasalata Tea - organic Tea - specialist Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Veal free range Vegetables - Baby Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - preserved char-grilled Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Vol-au-vent cases Walnut Oil Watercress Wedding Cakes Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free