The Winner of our Best Independently Owned Food Shop Award for 2009
One of the nations best delicatessens, run by the Scottish/Italian Contini family, since the 1930's - so don't be put off by the modesty of the exterior.
They specialise in all things Italian, with an impressive selection of charcuterie (including Zampone Lampo - stuffed pig's trotters), and Italian breads from their own bakery, but also stocking plenty of British products, including Stock Hill Station ice cream, and Chain Bridge honey - and much more.
They also offer the bonus of a 'hidden' cafe/restaurant at the back of the shop. Here you can enjoy everything from carefully-cooked breakfast to delicious light lunches - all cooked to a high standard in pleasant surroundings.
A Mail Order service operates.
- Open: Mon-Sat 8.00-18.00; Sun 11.00-17.00
- Closed: Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAioli Almond Oil Almonds Amaretti Anchovies brown fillets - preserved in oil Anchovies silver / Boquerones- preserved in oil Artisan Bread Asparagus fresh in season Avocado Oil Bacon top class Biscotti Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Blini - ready made Brandy Butter (often only near Christmas) Bread Bread - Italian Breakfast cereal Brioche Bulgar wheat Butter - organic Christmas Cake Capers in brine Capers in Sea Salt Caviar Charcuterie Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - goats Cheese - Greek/Middle Eastern Cheese - Irish Cheese - Italian Cheese - local Cheese - Scottish Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheese - Spanish Cheese Straws Cheesecake Chestnut Puree Chestnuts - peeled & vacuum-packed Chili Powder Chocolate Bars - top quality Chocolate Truffles Chocolate - Drinking Chorizo Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Curry Paste: Delicatessen; general Dips Dulce de Leche Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Quail Essences Fish soup Flour - good selection Foie gras fresh Food as Gifts French groceries Fruit - tinned Fruit - crystallized Fruit - dried Fruit Cordials - natural Fruit Coulis Fruit juices Fudge Ginger - crystallised Goose fat for confit Gravadlax Groceries Haggis Haggis - vegetarian Ham & Gammon Hazelnut Oil Herbs - dried of the best quality Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Herrings - marinated Honey Honey - organic Houmus Italian groceries Jam & preserves Kippers - undyed Lemon grass - fresh Macadamia Nut Oil Maple syrup Marmalade Marron glace all year Meat pies Meringues Mince pies high quality Muesli Muffins Muffins American - style Mulled wine sachets Mushrooms - dried Mustard Nuts - pre packed Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olives Panettone - sometimes just at Christmas Panforte Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Pasties Pastrami Patisserie - fresh Peach Juice - natural Peanut Oil (groundnut) Peel - candied Peppercorns - best black Pimenton Pine Kernels Polenta Porridge Oats - coarse natural Christmas Pudding Pulses Pumpkin Seed Oil Quiche Rice; specialist Risotto; flavoured mixes Saffron strands Salami Salt - sea Sauces - chili / chillis Sauces - prepared pasta Sausages - Pork Sesame Oil Shortbread Smoked Eel Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Smoked trout Smoked venison Snails / Escargots - tinned Spices - a good general selection Stare anise Stilton Sugar - perruche Sugar - unrefined Tapenade Taramasalata Tea - specialist Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tomato Ketchup - top quality Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Tomatoes - tinned organic Tortillas Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Truffle Oil Truffle Peelings / Minced Vanilla pods Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vegetables - organic Vegetables - preserved char-grilled Vine Leaves - vac. pack Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Walnut Oil Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - organic