Looking for a great steak, rib of beef, rack of lamb or something more exciting, like venison, grouse or partridge? Head to one of west London’s best butchers, who will find you the right cut of meat, tell you how to cook it, and can deliver to your door!
Words: Gabriella Werre
1 HG Walter and Son
Known as the family butcher, for their warm and friendly ambience, HG Walter provides the community with organic and free range meat, poultry and game. For over 35 years, the small butchers shop has delivered produce fit for any meat lover. Be sure to taste their sausages, traditionally made with the finest ingredients, a fan favourite of top chef, Heston Blumenthal.
Delivery? Yes, currently delivering meat, vegetable and fruit boxes within the M25
2 Provenance Village Butcher
Notting Hill, Chelsea, Little Venice & Queen’s Park
In Notting Hill, you will find husband and wife duo Erin and Guy running a butchers shop full of flavour, goodness and honesty. Growing up on a farm in New Zealand, the two were used to knowing where their meat came from, what it was fed and how it was raised. At Provenance they bring the qualities of farm life to the city, and you can be sure you too will know exactly what you’re eating.
Delivery? Yes, currently delivering to W1, W2, W8, W9, W10, W11, SW1, SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10, NW6, NW8 & NW10
3 C Lidgate
It’s all in the family at C. Lidgate! Danny Lidgate is a 5th generation owner of the 160-year-old butchery. He and his father, David, personally handpick their meat from organic farms and estates around Britain. Not only do they offer the finest grass-fed beef, lamb and pork, but they also specialise in making their own home-made, and award winning sausages and pies on site.
Delivery? Yes, delivering anywhere in the UK and free delivery to many London postcodes
4 The Ginger Pig
Marylebone, Shepherd’s Bush, Clapham, Barnes, Borough, Hackney, Loughton & Wanstead
This butchers shop, which started life with three Tamworth pigs more than 20 years ago and, for a time, had its own 3,000 acre farm in Yorkshire, supports a small network of like-minded family farms around the country. So The Ginger Pig knows a thing or two about farming, and how to source the perfect poultry, pork and everything in between. Once everything returns to normal, pop on over for lunch where they serve hot roast meat sandwiches and sausage rolls to take away.
Delivery? Yes, London and nationwide
Established since 1972, this traditional family butchers shop, diverse in types of meat, delivers the community quality food. If you have a request they can service that, if you have a big dinner planned they’ve got that covered too. Jago Butchers knows how to leave a customer happy and their plates full.
Delivery? Yes, delivered locally
6 Wyndam House
Chelsea, Chiswick & Borough
After working for 20 years in the poultry business, Lee and Lin Mullet decided to venture into the world of butchery. Before owning Wyndham House, the two produced chickens in Norfolk to then sell at local farmers markets, and eventually had their own stall at Borough Market. Lin and Lee recognized how conscious people were in the 90s about what they were feeding themselves, and so Wyndham House opened to provide the community with the values and their own extensive knowledge of the value of meat.
Delivery? Yes, local delivery on a traditional butcher’s bike from the Chelsea and Chiswick stores
7 Hook & Cleaver
Pitshanger Lane & South Ealing Road
Hook & Cleaver sources meat from trusted suppliers and dependable UK farmers with the highest animal welfare standards. They offer free-range Norfolk chickens, free-range GM-free Plantation pork, free-range grass-fed West Country lamb and dry-aged Aberdeen Angus beef, as well as rare breed meats like Salt Marsh lamb, Gloucester Old-Spot, Tamworth, Black Pig pork and various rare breeds of beef. The friendly staff are happy to give advice on cooking.
Delivery? Yes, free local delivery service available
8 Parsons Nose
Putney, Fulham & South Kensington
Ever wanted to experience the art of butchery? If so, pop into the Parsons Nose, which has three branches in south west London. With most of their meat delivered on the bone, customers have the luxury of watching the butchers carve and cut right in the shop. The staff are highly knowledgeable and available to talk through any meat with you. Try their beef that’s dried and hung for 28+ days.
Delivery? Yes, free local delivery on orders over £50 and delivery available country-wide
A local favourite, Randalls on Wandsworth Bridge Road sells some of the finest organic meat in SW6. They also put a lot of love into perfecting their own marinades, and sell great little sides like homemade chutney. Plus, they post handy roasting tips on their Instagram feed.
Delivery? Yes, delivery available locally