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Butts

Waitrose

There's a new one just opened up in Meanwood and I love it. Us Northerners aren't used to such quality. The muffins look fantastic but it's a shame they don't take Nectar.
sheeps

Re: Waitrose

Butts wrote:
There's a new one just opened up in Meanwood and I love it. Us Northerners aren't used to such quality. The muffins look fantastic but it's a shame they don't take Nectar.


Can't wait for a snap of Jason Crowe in there.
Plastic Man

Re: Waitrose

Butts wrote:
Us Northerners aren't used to such quality.


There's been a Waitrose in Otley for a number of years now and a Booths in Ilkley.

I'm not very keen on Waitrose's bread - never seems very fresh to me. I wonder what the impact of Sainsbury's opening in town had on their trade?

Talking of bread, if you are hereabouts and like the stuff, go to Bondgate Bakery. Absolutely bang on.
Butts

Re: Waitrose

Plastic Man wrote:


Talking of bread, if you are hereabouts and like the stuff, go to Bondgate Bakery. Absolutely bang on.


The organic shop just round the corner from here sells it. Will give it a go thanks.
Carp

We have one in town. It is a bit of a luxury when we shop there and we usually use the local Sainsbury's.

Having said that, we found that Waitrose fruit and veg was not as fresh and did not have the home shelf / fridge life that equivalent Sainsbury's products did. This surprised us. It could be a local management issue.
Plastic Man

Re: Waitrose

Butts wrote:
Plastic Man wrote:


Talking of bread, if you are hereabouts and like the stuff, go to Bondgate Bakery. Absolutely bang on.


The organic shop just round the corner from here sells it. Will give it a go thanks.


And while you're here, Weegmans for pig-based products; Middlemiss for other animal products. The pair usually scrap it out for various regional/ national sausage/ pie awards. There's another good butcher as well who does quite a lot of pre-marinated meats and the like.

Tip-top highest quality chocolates/cakes: Patisserie Viennoise, round the corner.
bearing

Carp wrote:
We have one in town. It is a bit of a luxury when we shop there and we usually use the local Sainsbury's.

Having said that, we found that Waitrose fruit and veg was not as fresh and did not have the home shelf / fridge life that equivalent Sainsbury's products did. This surprised us. It could be a local management issue.


Perhaps the fruit and veg isn't gassed like in most places...
Plastic Man

Bought a sesame seeded bloomer from Bondgate Bakery a short while ago.

Myself and the two younger Lady O's got stuck in.

Not much left of it now.

Freshly baked bread is surely one of life's simplest but greatest pleasures.
bearing

Plastic Man wrote:

Freshly baked bread is surely one of life's simplest but greatest pleasures.


I find the violent diarrhoea afterwards much more rewarding.  

*is happy that the Otley birds will be well fed this afternoon*
Fin

bearing wrote:
Plastic Man wrote:

Freshly baked bread is surely one of life's simplest but greatest pleasures.


I find the violent diarrhoea afterwards much more rewarding. †

*is happy that the Otley birds will be well fed this afternoon*

I usually just have the crumble
Plastic Man

bearing wrote:
Plastic Man wrote:

Freshly baked bread is surely one of life's simplest but greatest pleasures.


I find the violent diarrhoea afterwards much more rewarding. †

*is happy that the Otley birds will be well fed this afternoon*


You may be surprised to learn that my comment was actually directed at the vast majority of the population who are not in some way intolerant of the product.

What next?

Caution: Do not read the next comment if you are lactose intolerant.

*I had a nice cold glass of milk today*

Caution: Do not read the next comment if you are allergic to nuts.

*I like peanuts*

Caution: If you suffer from xeroderma pigmentosum, please treat the following comment with caution.

*Might be sunny today - I fancy a day outdoors*
Late Doors

Had my fist ever visit to a Waitrose today (Harrogate). Veg, Fruit,Bread, meat, fish and ale exactly the same as Sainsburies Ďcept 10 percent dearer. Where it does win hands down is in the specialties, awesome, especially in the luxury items (Game, gourmet pre made meals, special sauces and the like).Also, Iíve never come across more polite people in a supermarket ever, enjoyed the whole visit, Canít see one opening anywhere near Udders though  
Butts

I like the wideness of the aisles, shame they don't take Nectar and their olives are fantastic.
grunt

Best cheesecake of all the supermarkets.
Butts

grunt wrote:
Best cheesecake of all the supermarkets.


Any specific type?
grunt

It's been a while actually but from memory any of the fresh deli ones rather than the pre-packed ones. There used to be a plain baked vanilla one with a hint of lemon which was rather lush, and also a kind of marbled chocolate one. Delish.

I'm looking at Ocado now but they all seem to be packaged there.
Grind

That one on Western Road?

Ma moved to Cambridge Road, so I used to go there to get scran occasionally when visiting.
grunt

Grind wrote:
That one on Western Road?

Ma moved to Cambridge Road, so I used to go there to get scran occasionally when visiting.


Fuck, my dad lived in Cambridge Road. Wasn't no. 31 was it?

Yes that Waitrose.
Grind

grunt wrote:
Grind wrote:
That one on Western Road?

Ma moved to Cambridge Road, so I used to go there to get scran occasionally when visiting.


Fuck, my dad lived in Cambridge Road. Wasn't no. 31 was it?

Yes that Waitrose.


Nope, she was in number 24, right at the top.

A bit of a pokey flat, but it had a great view of the dossers waiting to get into the church at the bottom of the hill.  



* My beautiful neighbourhood, kwaaaaang! *
Dock

Been our local for a while now since it opened (the Meanwood one) but went in today and there is some brill seasonal deals on wine. A third off some good ones. Ive stocked up a bit me.
Kingmaker of Lilliput

I only shop at Waitrose....
Late Doors

That'll explain the fashion advice then.

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