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Marks & Spencer Newcastle Under Lyme Simply FoodUnit 11, Castle Walk, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1AN
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-Sat 8.30-18.00; Sun 10.00-16.00
- 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