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Joined 01-12-2005
Posted on Friday, 10 February, 2006 - 04:33 pm:   

Hello! Is there a nice butchers in SE23? Thanks!
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 10 February, 2006 - 09:35 pm:   

I know a good butchers close to SE23.
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Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Sunday, 12 February, 2006 - 09:34 am:   

There is one in Lordship Lane, East Dulwich. There may however be some in Penge. I think there is a stall at Borough market on Saturdays.
There are of course a number of halal and kosher butchers in various parts of London that serve those communities.

Is there an advantage to a proper butcher over the supermarket? Please let me know as its so long since I bought anything from traditional sources.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 13 February, 2006 - 08:42 am:   

There is one on Wood Vale - or used to be last summer. Very good indeed and a very helpful guy who runs it - spent 10 minutes explaining the different cuts of meat.
Joined 01-12-2005
Posted on Monday, 13 February, 2006 - 10:37 am:   

Hello, Roz. I like using local shops because you get the benefit of their expertise, be it green grocers, butchers, fishmongers, whatever. If you ask the pimply teenage "butcher" in the market where the meat is from, the best way to cook it, if they could fillet/de-bone/crown/butterfly they generally look at you as of you're some sort of an idiot, whereas the dude in the Butchers shop will be well up for it. Also you get to support a local business rather than a faceless, and frankly, terrifyingly large multi-national retailer where your Strawberry's come from South America in December and the meat was slaughtered on Monday and wrapped in celephane and on the shelf on Tuesday. At the butchers, they will also tell you how long the meats been hung for, and it will invariably taste better as a result of the long hanging. I've just moved to the area from Wimbledon, where there were no small retailers, so it's a bit of a treat being able to shop local.
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Monday, 13 February, 2006 - 12:04 pm:   

Libretto and sisters, by all reports very good (but I am not allowed to comment on this web site) and it is a shame there are not more traditional shops like this. Was a butchers on Dartmouth Road but been a bookies for about ten years Ė shows where the demand is

Whatís wrong with supermarkets? Destroyed the high street, not necessarily good for choice (is it your choice or do they persuade you what you want to buy), limited promotion of seasonal and local foods. See my various tirades on Sainsburys and Tesco Metro. Others can argue the ethical stuff. But most of us like our convenience donít we and one could debate whether the high street should have survived (rose tinted specs syndrome)!
Joined 28-01-2004
Posted on Thursday, 16 February, 2006 - 09:07 pm:   

Yes Libretto's is great - be prepared for a queue on Saturdays but its worth it. I've got to the stage where I just explain what I'm hoping to cook and let Kim to the rest. Never failed yet.


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