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 8.00-18.00; Sun 10.00-16.00
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsApples Asparagus fresh in season Bacon Beef - mince from grass reared animals Beef - grass fed Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Blueberries - in season Bread - French Bread Bread - Italian Bread - Middle Eastern Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - goats Cheese - Italian Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheesecake Chicken Kiev - top class Chicken - reputable Free Range Chili Powder Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chocolate - Drinking Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Curry Paste: Delicatessen; general Dips Food as Gifts Fruit Coulis Fruit juices Fruit Pies Fruit - dried Fruit - fresh Goose/Geese - between Thanksgiving & Christmas Gingerbread Gravadlax Greengages - in season Groceries Guinea fowl - (might need a days notice) Haggis Ham & Gammon Ham - Parma Hazelnut Oil Herrings - marinated Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - top quality Jam & preserves Kippers - undyed Lamb (seasonal) Marmalade Meat pies Meringues Mince pies high quality Muesli Muffins American - style Mustard Nuts - pre packed Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olives Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Pasties Pastrami Patisserie - fresh Peanut Oil (groundnut) Pies - Vegetable Pizza Pork pies Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Prawns - King Christmas Pudding Pulses Quiche Rice; specialist Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Salmon - farmed of top quality Sauces - prepared pasta Sausages - Pork Sesame Oil Shortbread Smoked Haddock - golden Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Smoked trout Soup - top quality Squashs - Vegetable Taramasalata Tea - organic 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 Truffle Oil Tuna - fresh Turkeys - free-range (often just before Christmas) Vegetables - Baby Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Walnut Oil Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - organic