A food-only branch of this store, and not stocking their whole range. 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-Thurs 8.00-20.00; Fri & Sat 7.00-21.00; Sun 10.00-16.00
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAlmonds Anchovies silver / Boquerones- preserved in oil Anchovies brown fillets - preserved in oil Apples Asparagus fresh in season Bacon Beef - grass fed Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Blini - ready made Bombay Mix Bread - French Bread Bread - Italian Breakfast cereal Brioche Butter - organic Cake Mixes Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - Italian Cheese - soft Cheesecake Chicken Kiev - top class Chicken - reputable Free Range Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chocolate Brownies Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Danish Pastries fresh Delicatessen; general Dips Eggs - Hens free range Food as Gifts Fruit juices Fruit - dried Fruit - fresh Gingerbread Gravadlax Greengages - in season Groceries Ham & Gammon Ham - Parma Hazelnut Oil Herrings - marinated Honey Houmus Ice cream - top quality Jam & preserves Lemon grass - fresh Marmalade Muesli Muffins American - style Mussels vacuum - packed Mustard Nuts - pre packed Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olives Panettone - sometimes just at Christmas Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Pasties Peanut Oil (groundnut) Pork pies Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Christmas Pudding Pulses Quiche Rice; specialist Risotto; flavoured mixes Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Sauces - prepared pasta Sesame Oil Smoked Haddock - golden Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Sorbet/Water Ice Soup - top quality Squashs - Vegetable Stilton Stock - top-quality made Taramasalata Tea - specialist Tiramisu Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tomatoes - in season Tortillas Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Vegetables - Baby Vegetables - Exotic Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Walnut Oil Watercress Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - organic