A food-only branch of this store, and not stocking their full 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-Fri 7.00-22.00; Sat 8.00-22.00; Sun 9.00-21.00
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsApples Asparagus fresh in season Bacon Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Blini - ready made Blueberries - in season Bombay Mix Bread - French Bread Bread - Italian Burgers - beef (of top quality) Butter - organic 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 Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Crème fraiche Crisps; top quality Croissant fresh Curry Paste: Danish Pastries fresh Delicatessen; general Dips Eggs - Hens free range Fruit juices Fruit - fresh Gravadlax Greengages - in season Groceries Ham & Gammon Ham - Parma Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Herrings - marinated Honey Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - top quality Jam & preserves Kippers Marmalade Muesli Muffins American - style Mussels vacuum - packed Mustard Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olives Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Patisserie - fresh Pork pies Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Christmas Pudding Quiche Rice; specialist Risotto; flavoured mixes Salami Sauces - prepared pasta Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Soup - top quality Stilton Taramasalata Tea - specialist Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Tortillas Vegetables - Baby Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Watercress Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - dairy free Yoghurt - organic