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Partridges Food Market, London

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  • August 20, 2017
    We went to Partridges for Brunch on the 20th of August 2017, and we were met with a sign that said please wait here to be seated where we waited and were ignored for five minutes by the member of staf...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Great to find somewhere with character in Chelsea. In an era of chains it is. Ice to find a place with a lot of charm and such a great selection of food. Well worth a visit for food shopping or to eat...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Went poking around here absolutely famished. Left with a goat cheese and roasted peppers quiche, cheeses, brioche, wine, wine, wine.......ridiculous good. Ended up stopping every night to have a nosh ...  more »
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  • THE HEALTH EATING FAILSAFE THAT IS NO MORE... Partridges was one of the earliest "organic" food outlets in London. It was a beacon for the healthy & the foodie and its off-shoot on Gloucester Road kept the middle classes happy until the birth of the "Farmers Market" some years later. Now it's a tawdry tourist attraction, it's last bastion, it's original in Chelsea, is the most atrocious restaurant, on food, service and on price. My last visit was probably one of the worst experiences I've had in London for a very long term. Further compounded by the fact that I was bringing a guest for her first time. To begin with, I was a regular user of Partridges in the 90's both in Chelsea and High Street Kensington. There food was always exquisite, staff were knowledgable and prices reasonable. But I hadn't been for a few years (visits to Kings Road diminished as the area declined into a shadow of it's former self) and picnic trips to Hyde Park declined too (as I became more river bound). So, in fairness, I had caveated to my guest that I hadn't been for a while. Though nothing prepared me for what we encountered. My friend is a smoker and when we arrived, it was impossible to tell if the staff outside the restaurant were packing up, had simply finished work and were chatting or if they were still open and supposed to be serving guests. I explained that my guest would like to be seated to smoke, they said there were no seats outside unoccupied, yet there was plenty of space available to put out a couple of chairs and a table that was stacked behind them. This didn't appear to be an option. I had to run to my car, but when I returned, my friend had been seated and the outside seating area had become considerably less occupied. I asked if I could have a Croque Monsieur with Gluten Free Bread (I'm intolerant) but was informed I couldn't as that dish came pre-prepared. I was left slightly taken aback. I asked if the chef had gone home? No. was the reply. I asked if they served Gluten Free Bread? Yes, was the expected response. So could you please ask chef if he could make me one. After 15 minutes, I was told I could indeed have one. I said I wanted it but could they wait as my guest hadn't decided on what she wanted. She didn't want much so ended ordering a child's portion of Pasta with the expectation it was a smaller version of the adult version. But before she was able to order my Croque Monsieur arrived. The staffs English was so poor, I felt it pointless to try and explain their error. So we simply ordered the pasta. And I went onto eat the most expensive unpleasant cheese & ham toastie ever. The salad tasted shop bought (tinge of bleach about it) and was limp, the small square of bread, I suspect was because they'd used some processed gluten free option, but it was an unpleasant mess nonetheless. The pasta dish that arrived for my guest was overcooked, the sauce flavourless, she had to ask for cutlery... then parmesan... then a spoon for the parmesan... which took so long to arrive, she simply emptied the cheese from the bowl. At the end of the meal, she asked for an ashtray and was told she wasn't in the smoking area, a thing you'll recall was our first request upon arrival. Seats in the smoking area had been previously vacant but were now all full. We decided to leave and cut our losses. The bill was brought £14.45 (£8 for the Croque Monsieur) I proffered a £20 note and was amazed when the change came in all coins. I asked didn't they have £5 notes, the staff reluctantly said they did and exchanged one. It became blatantly apparent, that having ignored our requests, provided atrocious service and made no attempts to resolve issues they were now ensuring we had change to leave for a tip. Insane. We left, we'll never be back and would advise you to leave this venue to the hoards of tourists who'll continue to frequent the place because it's there. A very sad reflection of a former wonderful establishment.
  • If you want to shop grocery like the rich you are in the right place. Partridges is a upmarket deli/food store for the old money and the American expats. Products are expensive here and not always the best quality. Surprisingly large selection of mass market American brands. Price is not for the faint hearted. If you are a food connoisseur you won't shop here. Service is aloof and not in line with the price.
  • It feels like a place for rush people's shopping. They have very limited gulten free options , which I was really disappointed for wanting to buy somwthing for lunch.
  • Four of us visited the Saturday food market today, fabulous. Not too big. Went into Partridges café for a sit-down and a natter. We had Caesar salad, beef lasagne, eggs royale and a salmon fishcake. None of us were disappointed. The poached eggs were perfectly soft boiled and the hollandaise sauce was very good, but not overdone. My Caesar salad was just right, with not too many croutons, just enough dressing with tender chicken. The ladies told us that the lasagne and fishcake were extremely tasty. Attentive and friendly service. Our only concern was that there was only one toilet available, with a lot of stall-holders from the market queuing in a long line.
  • Great upscale assortment of products with a good cheese selection. The meats are however more limited and worst of all - rude staff. Twice they did not respond to hello or how are you. The guy at the till said one word "bag" and ignored greetings, pleases or thank yous.

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