Stock up for Christmas!
As it’s the final weekend before Christmas Day you’re probably starting to think about where you’re going to get your wine, food and any other last minute items for Christmas Day. We’ve got a great list of suppliers that we recommend. It’s always nice to go to a local or independent shop to get your Christmas produce, that way you can talk to an expert and find out what you really need such as the right cut of meat or bottle of wine. There are a huge amount of small, local or small batch producers available in London – they also make great talking points at the dinner table or great last minute gifts – think jams, chocolates and chutneys.
We use Stentons Family Butchers, in Hammersmith, for their wide range of organic meats and poultry, as well as Simon Harvel for our cold meats, pates and cheeses – he’s listed on the Gourmet Britain Guide to Food! For Fish we often go to Paul Williamson who brings fish straight from the Quay to our door. And for wine we often visit Askew Wine and Cheese. A full list of our suppliers can be found on our website here.
If you want to get all your Christmas supplies in one place we recommend heading straight to Borough Market – a fantastic place to pick up local and independent ingredients and produce and taste some amazing dishes. Our lovely Alix Caiger often does demonstrations there so make sure to check our website and you might be able to see her in action and taste some of her delicious recipes.