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Sainsbury Chatham

68/72 Pentagon Court, Brook Pentagon, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4HP
Still with Waitrose the market leader amongst supermarkets (certainly in terms of quality), and both have certainly raised general standards of the middle ground in recent years.

However, they still rarely sell the very best of anything, although larger branches have a 'Specialist' section consisting of a few good quality oil and luxury items.

Their 'Taste the Difference' range offers the standards expected from any good grocer, certainly nothing more.

Larger branches with fish counters, rely too heavily on fish that has previously been frozen. This has the disadvantage in that it can't (or shouldn't be) frozen again at home, if need be.

Like some other supermarkets, they stress about the length of time their meat is hung. However, the public need to realise that any flavour and tenderness gained from hanging, depends on the way this is undertaken, (matured for 21 days counts for little, unless the meat has been traditionally-hung on the bone).

Likewise the breed of chicken retailers offer, is as important as their claimed diet (i.e. Corn). Fast-growing chicken varieties will never have the best flavour whatever they're fed. If you've ever tried a 'Sasso' breed of chicken (possibly only available at Farmers Markets and top-quality butchers) you'll know what we mean - they are worth seeking out!

Their traiteur section is impressively comprehensive, and almost as good as Marks & Spencer's and Waitrose for some dishes; and certainly helpful to those short of time.

Key Features

  • Open: Mon-Weds & Sat 8.00-18.00; Thurs & Fri 8.00-19.00; Sun 10.00-16.00
  • Closed: 25 & 26 Dec & some Bank Holidays

Products

Show All ProductsShow Less ProductsAnchovies brown fillets - preserved in oil Apples Asparagus fresh – in season Bacon Bagels Beef - mince from grass reared animals Beef - grass fed Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Blini - ready made Blueberries - in season Bread Mixes Bread - French Bread Bread - Italian Breakfast cereal Bulgar wheat Cake Mixes Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - goats Cheese - Greek/Middle Eastern Cheese - Italian Cheese - organic Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheesecake Chestnuts - peeled & vacuum-packed Chicken Kiev - top class Chicken - organic Chicken - reputable Free Range Chili Powder Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chocolate Brownies Chocolate - Drinking Chutney pickles & relishes Clingfilm/Clingwrap Cod; salt Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Cornish pasties Couscous Cream - Soya Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Cucumbers; pickled Curry Paste: Curry Powder Mixes Danish Pastries fresh Delicatessen; general Desserts; of high quality Dips Eccles cakes Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Hens organic Essences Fish salt cod Fish fresh general Fish frozen Flour - good selection French groceries Fruit juices Fruit Pies Fruit - dried Fruit - fresh Fruit - fresh organic Fruit - frozen Gingerbread Gravadlax Greengages - in season Groceries Haggis Hazelnut Oil Hazelnuts / Cobnuts Health food Herb Plants Honey Houmus Ice cream - top quality Jam & preserves Kippers Marmalade Meringues Mince pies high quality Muesli Muffins Muffins American - style Mussels vacuum - packed Mustard Nuts - pre packed Ocean Sticks Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olives Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasties Pastry - puff with butter Peanut Oil (groundnut) Peel - candied Pine Kernels Pizza Polenta Pork pies Porridge Oats - coarse natural Potatoes - top class/unusual Pulses Pumpkins - in the Autumn Quiche Quinoa grain Rice; organic Risotto; flavoured mixes Saffron strands Salami Sauces - prepared Chinese Sauces - prepared curry Sauces - prepared pasta Sauerkraut Sausages - Pork Sausages - Beef Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Sorbet/Water Ice Soup - top quality Spices - a good general selection Squashs - Vegetable Stare anise Stock - top-quality made Sugar - unrefined Tapioca Taramasalata Tea - organic Tea - specialist Tin Foil Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tomatoes - tinned organic Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Trout - Rainbow Turkey - organic Vanilla pods Vegetables - organic Vegetables - Far Eastern Vegetables - frozen Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Vol-au-vent cases Walnut Oil Yeast - dried Yeast - fresh bakers Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free Yoghurt - goats' milk Yoghurt - organic

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Contact Details

Tel: 01634-406811
Address: 68/72 Pentagon Court, Brook Pentagon, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4HP