THE ANTHOLOGIST DELI SHOP
The shop, right at the entrance of this all-day Bar and Kitchen, offers a variety of deli products from the UK, Italy and Spain, which mirrors the restaurant’s menu. From potato bread to Chase Vodka, from cupcakes to Fentimans Curiosity Cola, customers will have a hard time leaving the deli empty-handed. «We have lots of little products coming from local suppliers like Allen’s, Brandisa and Flour Station,» says Matthew Buckingham, The Anthologist General Manager. «In the restaurant we use a lot of the sauces we sell in the shop, so if a customer likes a particular dish they can recreate it at home.»
PORTERFORD LTD. QUALITY BUTCHERS OF DISTINCTION
From the finest Porterhouse Scotch beef (£26.75/kg), Aberdeenshire fillet (£40/kg) and cannon of lamb (£10.50 serves two) to the more sophisticated Pork Noisette, free-range grown and filled with apricot and apples (£9.25/kg). The Porterford Quality Butcher of Distinction offers free range meats like the popular corn-fed chicken (£4.20/kg). Also available, a selection of Mint Sauce and Mint Jelly, Goose Fat and Duck Fat (£2.80), directly from Prince Charles’s Highgrove Estate, offers a traditional condiment. «For over 28 years we have been using the same farm. Our selected Scottish beef comes from grass fed herds all raised traditionally in Abersdeenshire and North-east Scotland,» says George Walker, manager of Poterford, which has also been featured on BBC 2.
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The luxury of a quick chocolate break or a sumptuous milk, dark - or both- banquet. On the shelves of Hotel Chocolate, just behind St. Paul, you can even find a “chocolatier table”: open the box to taste every type of chocolate on offer like the creamy ganaches, batons, nutty pralines or the covered fruit (£85/1.4kg). The British cocoa grower and chocolatier entices customers with “Dipping adventures” - from fruit to sesame and sea salt paper waffles, sweet and savoury experiences to dip into melting chocolate (£32/700gr). Dinner party platters made of chocolate nibbles (£28.50/640gr) are also a choice while chocolate slabs embedded with puffed rice or cookies or caramel (£17/500gr) are a trademark. One of the most popular items, The Purist, is made with rare cocoa from the company’s Rabot Estate plantation or Saint Lucia and Chuao beans from Venezuela (£30/380gr)
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