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-Sat 9.00-18.00; Sun 10.30-16.30
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAnchovies silver / Boquerones- preserved in oil Anchovies brown fillets - preserved in oil Apples Asparagus fresh in season Bacon Beef - mince from grass reared animals Beef - grass fed Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Blini - ready made Brandy Butter (often only near Christmas) Bread Mixes Bread - French Bread Bread - Italian Bread - part-baked ( not frozen ) Brioche Bulgar wheat Burgers - beef (of top quality) Butter - organic 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 - organic Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheesecake Chicken - reputable Free Range Chili Powder Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chocolate Brownies Chocolate - Drinking Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Couscous Cream - Soya Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Curry Paste: Duck - free-range Aylesbury or Pekin-type Eggs - Quail Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Hens organic Flour - good selection Food as Gifts Fruit Cordials - natural Fruit juices Fruit - dried Fruit - dried slices Fruit - fresh Fruit - frozen Fruit - tinned Goose/Geese - between Thanksgiving & Christmas Ginger - crystallised Gingerbread Grapeseed Oil Gravadlax Greengages - in season Groceries Guinea fowl - (might need a days notice) Haggis Ham & Gammon Ham - air dried Ham - Parma Hazelnut Oil Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Honey Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - top quality Jam & preserves Kippers - undyed Lamb (seasonal) Lemon grass - fresh Lobsters - cooked Macadamia Nut Oil Marinades Marmalade Meat pies Meat Stock Meringues Milk - Buffalo Mince pies high quality Muesli Muffins Muffins American - style Mussels vacuum - packed Mustard Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olive Oil - organic Olives Oysters - Rock Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Pasties Pastrami Patisserie - fresh Peanut Oil (groundnut) Pork pies Pork - free range Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Prawns - King 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 Sausages - Pork Sesame Oil Shortbread Smoked Haddock - golden Smoked Haddock - undyed Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Smoked trout Smoked venison Stilton Stock - top-quality made Sugar - perruche Sushi - prepared Tapenade Taramasalata Tea - organic Tea - specialist Tiramisu Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tofu Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Tortillas Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Trout - Rainbow Truffle Oil Tuna - fresh Turkeys - free-range (often just before Christmas) Vanilla pods Veal free range Vegetables - Baby Vegetables - frozen Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Vol-au-vent cases Walnut Oil Watercress Yeast - dried Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free Yoghurt - goats' milk Yoghurt - organic