A food-only version 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-Sat 8.00-20.00; Sun 10.00-16.00
- 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 Bread - French Bread Bread - Italian Breakfast cereal Brioche Burgers - beef (of top quality) Butter - organic Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Cakes - special occasion Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - Italian Cheese - soft Cheesecake Chicken Kiev - top class Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chocolate Brownies Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Croissant fresh Danish Pastries fresh Delicatessen; general Dips Eccles cakes Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Hens organic Food as Gifts Fruit Coulis Fruit juices Fruit Pies Fruit - fresh Fruit - tinned Gravadlax Greengages - in season Ham & Gammon Ham - Parma Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Honey Houmus Ice cream - top quality Jam & preserves Kippers Marmalade Meat pies Meat Stock Muffins American - style Mustard Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olives Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Pasties Patisserie - fresh Pies - Vegetable Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Christmas Pudding Quiche Rice; specialist Risotto; flavoured mixes Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Salmon - farmed of top quality Sauces - prepared pasta Sesame Oil Shortbread Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Stilton Taramasalata Tea - specialist Tiramisu Tisanes / Herbal Infusions Tomatoes - in season Tomatoes - sun dried Tortillas Traiteur/ Take Away/Ready Meals Traiteur/ Take Away/ Ready Meals - vegetarian Vegetables - Baby Vegetables - Exotic Vegetables - Far Eastern Vegetables - good selection of fresh Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Walnut Oil Watercress Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - organic