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Marks & Spencer HastingsPriory Meadow, Queens Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1PH
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 10.30-16.30; Tues-Weds 9.00-17.30; Thurs 9.00-20.00; Fri 9.00-18.00; Sat 8.30-18.00; Sun 10.30-16.30
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsApples Asparagus fresh in season Bacon Beef - grass fed Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Bread - French Bread Bread - Italian Breakfast cereal Burgers - beef (of top quality) Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Cakes - special occasion Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - Italian Cheese - soft Cheesecake Chicken Kiev - top class Chicken - reputable Free Range Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Curry Paste: Delicatessen; general Dips Duck - free-range Aylesbury or Pekin-type Eggs - Hens free range Flour - good selection Food as Gifts Fruit Cordials - natural Fruit juices Gravadlax Groceries Ham & Gammon Ham - air dried Ham - Parma Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Honey Houmus Ice cream - top quality Jam & preserves Lamb (seasonal) Marinades Marmalade Meat pies Muesli Muffins American - style Mustard Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olive Oil - organic Olives Pancetta Panettone - sometimes just at Christmas Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Pastrami Pine Kernels Pork pies Pork - free range Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Christmas Pudding Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Salmon - farmed of top quality Sauces - prepared pasta Sausages - Pork Sesame Oil Shortbread Smoked salmon Smoked trout Smoked venison Stock - top-quality made Taramasalata Tea - specialist Tiramisu Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Tortillas Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Veal free range Vegetables - Baby Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free Yoghurt - organic