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-Fri 8.30-18.00; Sat 8.30-18.00; Sun 10.00-16.00
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAioli Albondigas (Spanish Meat Balls) & other meat balls Almonds Anchovies brown fillets - preserved in oil Apples Asparagus fresh in season Bacon Bagels Beef - grass fed Beef - salt Biscotti Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - gluten free Biscuits - sweet Blini - ready made Bombay Mix Brandy Butter (often only near Christmas) Bread Bread - French Bread - Italian Breakfast cereal Brioche Burgers - beef (of top quality) Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Cakes - special occasion Capers in brine Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - goats Cheese - Italian Cheese - soft Cheesecake Cheese - water buffalo Chicken Kiev - top class Chicken - reputable Free Range Chocolate - Drinking Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Cream - Clotted Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Curry Paste: Delicatessen; general Ducks - top class but not free range Easter Eggs; good Eggs - Hens free range Fish cakes Flour - good selection Food as Gifts Fruit Cordials - natural Fruit Coulis Fruit juices Fruit - dried Fruit - fresh Gravadlax Groceries Ham & Gammon 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 Lamb (seasonal) Lemon grass - fresh Marinades Marmalade Meringues Milk - organic Cows Muesli Muffins American - style Mushrooms - Shitake Mustard Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olives Panettone - sometimes just at Christmas Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Pastrami Patisserie - fresh Pears Pies - Vegetable Pizza Pork pies Pork - free range Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Christmas Pudding Pulses Quiche Rhubarb; in season Rice; specialist Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Sauces - chili / chillis Sauces - prepared pasta Sausages - Pork Chorizo Sesame Oil Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Smoked trout Smoked venison Soup - top quality Stilton Taramasalata Tea - specialist Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tomato Ketchup - top quality Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Tortillas Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Trout - Rainbow Veal free range Vegetables - Baby Vegetables - good selection of fresh Walnut Oil Watercress Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free Yoghurt - goats' milk Yoghurt - organic