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 7.00-20.00; Sat 7.00-19.00; Sun 10.00-19.00
- 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 - gluten free Biscuits - sweet Blini - ready made Bread - Italian Breakfast cereal Burgers - beef (of top quality) Butter - organic Buttermilk Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - soft Cheesecake Chicken - reputable Free Range Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Cream - Soya Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Danish Pastries fresh Desserts; of high quality Dips Eggs - Hens free range Flour - good selection Fruit juices Fruit - dried Fruit - fresh Gingerbread Groceries Ham - air dried Ham - Parma Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Herrings - marinated Honey Honey - organic Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - top quality Italian groceries Jam & preserves Kippers - undyed Lamb (seasonal) Lemon grass - fresh Marmalade Meat pies Mince pies high quality Muesli Muffins Muffins American - style Mustard Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olives Pancetta Panettone - sometimes just at Christmas Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - dried gluten-free Pasta - fresh Pastrami Pine Kernels Pizza Pork pies Pork - free range Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Christmas Pudding Pumpkins - in the Autumn Quiche Rice; specialist Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Sauces - prepared pasta Sesame Oil Shortbread Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Smoked trout Smoked venison Speck Spices - a good general selection Stilton Taramasalata Tea - specialist Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Tortillas Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Trout - Rainbow Turkeys - free-range (often just before Christmas) Veal free range Vegetables - organic Vegetables - Baby Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Vol-au-vent cases Walnut Oil Watercress Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free Yoghurt - goats' milk Yoghurt - organic Yoghurt - sheeps' (ewes') milk