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 8.00-22.00; Sun 10.30-16.30
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
ProductsShow All ProductsShow Less ProductsAnchovies silver / Boquerones- preserved in oil Anchovies brown fillets - preserved in oil Apples Asparagus fresh in season Bacon Biscotti Biscuits - for cheese Biscuits - sweet Blini - ready made Blueberries - in season Bombay Mix Brandy Butter (often only near Christmas) Bread - French Bread Bread - Italian Breakfast cereal Brioche Butter - organic Christmas Cake Cakes - home-made style Cakes - special occasion Capers in brine Charcuterie Cheese Straws Cheese - British Isles Cheese - French Cheese - general Cheese - goats Cheese - Italian Cheese - sheeps' (ewes') Cheese - soft Cheesecake Chicken Kiev - top class Chilis / Chillis - fresh (seasonal) Chocolate Brownies Chocolate - Drinking Chutney pickles & relishes Coffee Condiment Sauces & Jellies Crème fraiche Croissant fresh Curry Paste: Danish Pastries fresh Delicatessen; general Desserts; of high quality Dips Easter Eggs; good Eggs - Hens free range Eggs - Hens organic Food as Gifts Fruit juices Fruit - fresh Gingerbread Gravadlax Greengages - in season Groceries Haggis Ham & Gammon Ham - Parma Hazelnut Oil Herbs - fresh these will be seasonal Herrings - marinated Honey Hot Cross Buns - sometimes only before Easter Houmus Ice cream - top quality Jam & preserves Lemon grass - fresh Macaroons Marmalade Meat pies Mince pies high quality Muesli Muffins American - style Mussels vacuum - packed Mustard Nuts - pre packed Oatcakes Oils Olive Oil Olive Oil - flavoured Olives Party Nibbles Pasta - dried Pasta - fresh Pasties Patisserie - fresh Pizza Polenta Pork pies Porridge Oats - coarse natural Potatoes - top class/unusual Prawns - frozen Rice; specialist Risotto; flavoured mixes Salad Dressing - top quality Salad leaves - of high quality Salami Salmon - farmed of top quality Sauces - prepared pasta Smoked Mackerel Smoked salmon Soup - top quality Squashs - Vegetable Sticky Toffee Pudding Stilton Taramasalata Tea - specialist 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 - good selection of fresh Vinegar - wine Vinegar - balsamic Walnut Oil Watercress Yoghurt - cows' milk Yoghurt - goats' milk Yoghurt - organic