Our purchasing policy means that whenever possible we buy locally from suppliers that we know personally and trust. From the free range pig farmer to the director of the local abattoir we believe that good suppliers are people who are passionate about the food they produce, and who understand that the best meat comes from healthy, happy livestock, raised with care, slaughtered sympathetically and presented with care.
By buying in whole and part carcasses we can keep quality control at the fore, cutting and rolling everything by hand and making sure that all of our joints are well trimmed and ready to use.
Our beef is sourced from across the East Anglia region and is hand selected for us by our suppliers Suffolk Meat Traders for quality and depth of flavour, the majority of which is sourced from Riverside beef.
Riverside Beef graze their cattle on riverside grasslands, allowing for a varied diet of grasses and herbs, lending a unique and spectacular flavour to their beef. Some of the riverside grasslands are designated conservation areas where grazing cattle benefits the natural habitat by helping to maintain a suitable environment for nesting birds come spring.
Sustainable livestock production in these area of outstanding natural beauty has been a feature of the landscape for centuries, and Riverside continue this process.
Riverside Beef Producers implement strict welfare rules, and animals are carefully monitored and selected ensuring that only the best can be labelled 'Riverside Beef'.
We buy the finest lamb twice weekly direct from both Suffolk and Smithfield Market in London.
We use Dingely Dell Pork the finest free range pork producers in East Anglia and which is supplied to the Savoy, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Jason Atherton and Tom Kerridge..
Dingley Dell’s beautiful flavour comes from the breeds used, great animal health and welfare, naturally balanced nutrition and a stress-free environment.
The pork products from Dingley Dell are processed locally, using trusted, established partners, to provide a strict provenance.
Our suppliers, (Suffolk Meat Traders) hand select gilt pigs to our specifications choosing those with enough cover to keep the meat really moist during cooking enabling the fantastic depth of flavour. A reminder of how good pork can taste!
We stock free range chickens produced by James Murdoch at Duck Lane Farm, Cardington in Bedfordshire. James is a small scale producer who is committed to the highest levels of animal welfare. We also stock high quality barn reared standard chickens from Diaper Poultry.
We can supply not only seasonal game such as Pheasants, Partridge and Duck, but Venison and Rabbit all year around thanks to our game dealers Radwinter Game.
At Christmas we sell only free range whole turkeys from A.P. Burlton and Sons of Meldreth, and Free Range Geese from George Munns farm at Chatteris.
We also keep a good stock of Chorizo, Morcilla and other Spanish delicacies directly imported from Salamanca and Asturias by Azahar Spanish foods.