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 10.00-17.00; Tues & Weds 9.00-18.00; Thurs 9.00-20.00; Fri 8.30-18.00; Sat 8.30-18.00; Sun 11.00-17.00
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAlmonds Anchovies brown fillets - preserved in oil Apples Asparagus fresh in season Bacon Bacon top class Beef - grass fed Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Blini - ready made Blueberries - in season Bread - French Bread Bread - Italian Bread - organic Bread - sour dough / sourdough Breakfast cereal Brioche Burgers - beef (of top quality) Butter - organic Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Cakes - special occasion Capers in brine Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - Italian Cheese - soft Cheesecake Chicken Kiev - top class Chicken - reputable Free Range Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chocolate - Drinking Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Couscous Crab - Dressed Cream - Clotted Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Cucumbers; pickled Curry Paste: Danish Pastries fresh Delicatessen; general Desserts; of high quality Dips Duck - free-range Aylesbury or Pekin-type Eggs - Hens free range Fish stock Flour - good selection Food as Gifts Fruit Cordials - natural Fruit Coulis Fruit juices Fruit - dried Fruit - fresh Fruit - tinned Ginger - crystallised Gingerbread Gravadlax Groceries Guinea fowl - (might need a days notice) Ham & Gammon Ham - air dried Ham - Parma Hampers - (all suppliers will need a little notice) Hazelnut Oil Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal 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 Meringues Mince pies high quality Muesli Muffins American - style Mustard Nuts - pre packed Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olives Pancetta Panettone - sometimes just at Christmas Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Pasties Pastrami Patisserie - fresh Pies - Vegetable Pine Kernels Pork pies Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Prawns - King Christmas Pudding Rice; specialist 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 Stilton Tapenade Taramasalata Tea - specialist Tiramisu Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tomatoes - in season Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Trout - Rainbow Veal free range Vegetables - Baby Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - preserved char-grilled Venison - farmed Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free Yoghurt - organic