So I have lived a short walk away for so many months and never tried this place until recently. I had heard great things about this place but for whatever reason never got around to trying it out.
AMAZING! I had no idea what I wanted to try as everything looked great. I asked the lady helping me which sausages were the best and a worker was putting sausages in the case said "Everything!!" He was right. Everything we tried was soooo good!
We tried a bunch of different sausages, the beef bourguignon pie, and the shepherds pie. The beef bourguignon was for sure the stand out item. For the next few days my husband kept talking about the pies here because he liked them so much.
Great service and wonderfully delicious products! Must try!!
Someday I'm going to marry Oprah and I'll be a stay-at-home husband.
I'll say to Oprah, "we should buy a place in Kensington/Notting Hill." And she'll look down the back of the sofa cushions and procure me a giant wad of cash to do so.
And then I will spend my days grilling tasty meat snacks, procured from C Lidgate. Almost everything they sell is so meticulously prepped that all you have to do is bake/cook/grill. Or if that's too difficult, you can buy a pre-made pie.
If Holly Golightly was a carnivore, she would have stalked the windows here and not Tiffany's. The fare here is presented like fine jewelry.
That's why I gotta marry Oprah. It's simply uncouth for me to go in and order just a single lamb chop.
The term "Awesome"...and certainly in lower case does not do this place justice.
AWESOME!!!! - ahhh much better - I have never felt this way about a set of butchers before....it could be love....though that would be weird.
The quality of the products they have is phenominal - as is the range. It can be quite dear but the price really does reflect the quality. Put it this way to celebrate a close relatves 60th birthday we opened a bottle of Dom Perignon and had a pie from this place. The pie held it's own ground.
This is the place to get your Xmas or thanks giving turkeys.
The sausage roles for your Sunday brunch are also very good.
And as for the pies -I would eat them all...I would be fat and I would die happy - I recommend the Chicken Ham and Mushroom - hell I recommend them all....and they come in different sizes. Be warned though you do have to order them in advance.
This place is a must!!!
Go to their website and check out what they have to offer.
Lidgates now sell wagu beef on the weekend. Home heart attack worthy beef patties and (if you can afford it) sirloin steaks.
If beef is not to your liking, then their pesto lamb is also delicious. My favorite sausage is Honey Mild and I do quite like their cornish pasties. Teriyaki beef is also extremey good. So are the pies. And the cheese. And the meats. And their overpriced "artisan" products. And the chicken burgers. And the drool monster likes the chicken nuggets and cocktail sausages. And their steak (but do practice with cheaper supermarket cuts first, though from experience, well done tastes good also!). And their chicken kievs, and lamb noisettes, and lamb chops, and whole chickens...Oh heck, everything tastes good here. If it came from Lidgates and tasted bad, it was probably your cooking skills (or lack of).
Damn that this place is my local butchers, it is too good to be so close to me.
My wife has bought from here in the past and recommended that we get a pie from here as she had a hankering. I was stunned when I was quoted £20 for a three-portion beouf bourginon pie but thought "well, the missus must know something", ordered the pie and paid the money. When I took it to her, she was stunned that her notoriously tight-fisted hubby had spent £20 on a pie. My rationale was that if this place was as amazing as she said, it'd justify its cost. This pie was made to order at 4pm in the afternoon, fresh as a daisy and you could see where they'd brushed egg over the top of the pie.
We cooked it and it smelled just amazing. I think I'd buy it again just to smell it. I was disappointed when I realised it didn't have a base but when I ate the first bite, all my disappointment subsided. When I ate the second bite, I realised that this pie was really something special. It was flavoursome with a beautiful pastry and full of filling. Pies usually skimp on the filling but this one was filled to the brim with amazing beouf bourginon. I really can't fault it, it was absolutely worth the money. I would never usually review after one good experience but this was so good that I had to write a review.
I want to try a Cornish pasty but my worry is that if I do, I'll never be able to eat one anywhere else.
Superb butchers. They give me free bones when they have them around (for stock). The highest quality of meats, and the pies are certainly good. I've never had the prepared stuff (marinated items), but they looks like good ways to get a quick dinner on the table. These guys are upholding a great tradition that has faded a bit as we have decided to pinch pennies over quality and good value. The minced steak is way better than anything you can get from Waitrose or Tesco. I wouldn't use anything else honestly.
The only reason this isn't 5 stars is due to the gruffness you get from the staff sometimes. I'm sure they are all nice guys and gals, but they can be a bit dismissive or annoyed if you ask a lot of questions or have weird requests (the bones). I'm not sure I would even change that, as these folks are professionals and there aren't a lot around, but when I went to A. Dove and Son (my old butcher), that guy was hilarious and always friendly.
I live in Northern British Columbia and have just returned from visiting my family in the U.K.
On the day I was due to leave my sister had ordered a steak, mushroom and apricot pie from Lidgates for the sad, farewell lunch.
The pie arrived at 7:30a.m.and I truly thought my sister had lost her mind never having had a pie delivered before, definitely not at this time in the morning.
Welllater on when I had woken up I could not belive my eyes when I saw the pie! A huge pie and certainly it could not have been carried home.
It was truly the most wonderful pie I have ever eaten!I am home now wondering how I could attempt such a pie myself..hence the googling of Lidgate!
Every butcher should be like this one! The meat was so good. You can't get this stuff in supermarkets. Yes, you'll pay about double of what a major supermarket would charge, but I do highly recommend it, even if it is just for the special occasions. I had the sirloin steak and it was absolutely amazing. The service is really good. If you don't feel like cooking much, just grab one of the pies they have. I haven't tried them but they do look delicious.
I'm not much of a meat-eater, but when I make an exception I try to get it from Lidgate's. The prices are a lot higher than supermarkets, but so is the quality. Each visit is an experience and a trip into a long-lost time. You order at the counter, then queue to pay at the back of the shop.
Surely this is the best butcher in Central London. Lidgate's has been around for more than a century and a half and sells seriously high quality meats - organic and free range. Try the excellent homemade sausages, pies, quiches as well as of course all the usual joints and cuts. Much is sourced from Prince Charle's Highgrove Estate. This is probably the only butcher to which it is worth making a special trip....oh and try their coq au vin - delicious!
One of the best quality butchers around. They pretty much do everything and its all organic and free range. Yes it is expensive but as soon as you sink your teeth into that juicy slab of meat you know where your money went and that it was so worth it
Simply excellent quality meat and very friendly staff. Their pies make winter worth having.
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