Giving Food the Respect it Deserves
Come and visit us, enjoy a coffee, sample the cheese and indulge in a light meal in our cafe style premises while you make your choices. If we don't have what you want in stock, we will do our best to get it for you.
We cater for people who want to try new food experiences at reasonable prices with a wide range of quality goods.
ADMIN NOTE: This store is no longer in operation.
Fast food? Nope. Not here! This is, as the name suggests, a food retailer for those who want to eat FOOD, not synthi-fod. But it's also more than that...
This is a cafe too, where you can pop in, browse the pure wonders of culinary delight lining the shelves, and have some wonderful lunch as well. Grab a Baguette with ham, cheese, lettuce and a delightfully tasty home-made chutney, made by the talented Christine.
You will find Simon to be a wealth of gourmet information, and also the local contact for The Slow Food group, a collection of people who appreciate food that takes time and care to prepare. For these folks, fast food isn't food. And that is a sentiment I whole-heartedly agree with.
With a monthly newsletter, a huge range of services and information available, and a fairly regular series of special nights (such as wine, beer, cheese and specialty meat tastings, cooking lessons, special guests, etc), it is well worth joining the Gourmet's Pantry mailing list too. You can choose either hardcopy or email (Hardcopy carries a small and quite justifiable cost) versions.
Overall, highly impressed, and these good folks have brought me a new and much appreciated understanding of the wonders of home cooked food, made with real ingredients, care and attention, and love.
Random listing from 'Food'...
This is as hot as it can be before flavour loss starts. Flavour is the Sids Sauce priority.
• Delicious in casseroles, stews & hotpots. Great as a BBQ marinade, baste (mop) or table sauce. Sprinkle over grated cheese on toast then grill.
• Makes a wonderful base ... more...
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