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Marks & Spencer Cambridge Grafton Centre Simply FoodUnit 41-44 Grafton Centre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PS
A food-only version of this shop, and not stocking their full range. 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, Tues & Sat 9.00-18.30; Weds-Fri 9.00-20.00; Sun 11.00-17.00
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAnchovies brown fillets - preserved in oil Apples Asparagus fresh in season Bacon Beef - grass fed Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Bread Breakfast cereal Burgers - beef (of top quality) Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - general Cheese - soft Chicken Kiev - top class Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Crème fraiche Croissant fresh Delicatessen; general Dips Eggs - Hens free range Food as Gifts Fruit Cordials - natural Fruit juices Fruit - fresh Gravadlax Groceries Ham & Gammon Ham - Parma Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Honey Houmus Ice cream - top quality Jam & preserves Lamb (seasonal) Marmalade Muesli Mustard Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olives Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Potatoes - top class/unusual Christmas Pudding Rice; specialist Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - of high quality Sauces - prepared pasta Sausages - Pork Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Taramasalata Tea - specialist Tiramisu Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Watercress Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free