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Marks & Spencer Marlow Simply Food20-26 Spittal Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1DB
A food-only version of this store, 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-Thurs 8.30-2000; Sat 8.00-19.00; Sun 9.00-18.00
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsApples Asparagus fresh in season Bacon Beef - grass fed Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Blini - ready made Bread - French Bread Bread - part-baked ( not frozen ) Burgers - beef (of top quality) Cakes - home-made style Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - Italian Cheese - soft Cheesecake Chicken - reputable Free Range Chili Powder Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Cream - Soya Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Curry Paste: Curry Powder Mixes Danish Pastries fresh Delicatessen; general Desserts; of high quality Dips Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Hens organic Fish stock Flour - good selection Fruit juices Fruit - fresh Fruit - tinned Gravadlax Groceries Ham - air dried Ham - Parma Herrings - marinated Honey Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - top quality Jam & preserves Lamb (seasonal) Marmalade Mince pies high quality Muesli Muffins American - style Mustard Oils Olive Oil Olives Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Pasties Pastrami Pork pies Pork - free range Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Christmas Pudding Pulses Quiche Rice; specialist Risotto; flavoured mixes Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Salmon - farmed of top quality Sauces - prepared Chinese Sauces - prepared curry Sauces - prepared pasta Sesame Oil Smoked Haddock - golden Smoked salmon Stilton Taramasalata Tea - specialist Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Vegetables - Baby Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free