The bank holiday weekend is often a time when friends and family come together and if the weather is good, there will be a BBQ which might lead to you searching for the top West London butchers.
In this blog, we highlight several of the excellent places in Chiswick, Hammersmith, and Shepherd’s Bush where you will find choice cuts of meat, from marinated chicken to delicious burgers and sausages.
With increasing consciousness over the choices, we make when buying our food, local butcher shops will allow you to know a little more about the meat you’re buying and where it’s come from.
Furthermore, your local butcher is often a fountain of knowledge, sharing top cooking tips for the meat you’re buying, and they’ll usually sell additional accompanying goods, often locally sourced too.
For those who don’t eat meat, we also highlight some local places you can find delicious vegetarian and vegan options too.
Photo credit: Wyndham House
Stenton Family Butchers
55 Aldensley Rd, Hammersmith W6 0DH
A true West London Butchers, cherished by those who live in Hammersmith and particularly in Brackenbury Village, John Stenton Family Butcher’s is a local gem. John Stenton himself has been serving the local community for over 50 years and is known not only for offering excellent quality meat but for sharing his extensive knowledge.
In an interview John highlighted why so many of us choose to buy meat from a local butcher; ‘We source the world’s finest meat. I keep tabs on where it comes from by visiting the farms – I know how the animals are reared.’ If you want delicious meat on your BBQ, John Stenton can certainly help.
229d Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, W4 2DW
A family butcher which has shops in Chiswick, Chelsea and Borough Market, Wyndham House offers a selection of fine meats, poultry, and game.
Around two decades ago, Wyndham House started out focusing on slow-growing chickens with great flavour, a hormone-free diet, and no growth promotors or animal proteins, they went on to develop relationships with like-minded producers of other meats, meaning when you’re purchasing from Wyndham House you can be sure its quality meat with no nasties.
44 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, W4 1QP
Situated in the middle of Turnham Green Terrace, Macken Brothers Butcher is frequented by Chiswick locals, a favourite with many Bedford Park residents who, especially on the days before Christmas, you will see walking home with a large green cotton Macken’s bag that likely has a large turkey tucked within.
Originally established in 1960, Mackens has grown considerably and now serves over 100 restaurants across London as well as serving Chiswick and West Londoners who come to the store.
H G Walter
51 Palliser Rd, Barons Court W14 9EB
H G Walter is a traditional family butcher that offers free range organic meat including grass fed beef, poultry, and game, plus a selection of deli foods. If you’re looking to cook steak on the BBQ, HG Walter is the exclusive vendor for the Earl Stonham Wagyu collection of cuts.
HG Walter practice zero-waste butchery, ensuring they do things the proper way and enabling them to make outstanding handmade products in-house including sausages and burgers – perfect for the BBQ!
137-139 Askew Road, Shepherd’s Bush W12 9AU
The Ginger Pig are one of London’s best-known farm-to-plate butchers, and Askew Village residents enjoy having them right on the doorstep.
From their 8 shops across London, they serve high welfare, slow-reared meat, and cold cuts, together with homemade salads and pastries.
What to buy side dishes
Whilst the meat from one of the West London butchers might be the centrepiece of your feast, you might be wondering where to buy items to accompany the meat. You might also be keen to learn where to find the perfect vegetarian and vegan dishes too.
Grove Park Deli
22 Fauconberg Rd, Chiswick, London W4 3JY
Grove Park Deli is an incredibly popular place to buy freshly made food and gourmet delicacies. The deli counter is filled with colour, and a wonderful selection of delicious home-made dishes that many local home-workers frequent at lunchtime!
Their catering menu is exceptional and includes many vegetarian and vegan options, and furthermore, with advance notice, they’re happy to tailor their menu to suit your requirements.
22 Chiswick Lane London W4 2JG
Cook has long been offering homemade food perfect for entertaining that allows part hosts to host and feed their guests delicious food. They might not immediately spring to mind when preparing for a BBQ but they have some excellent summer options from rainbow salads and Moroccan couscous to show-stopping desserts such as their Eton Mess Parfait and a choice of pavlovas and cheesecakes.
454, 458 Chiswick High Rd., Chiswick, London W4 5TT
The Italians is an independently run bakery and deli at the western end of Chiswick High Road.
They have an extensive offering of only the finest Italian produce – with counters filled with meats and cheeses, there are also a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables perfect for creating a salad and freshly made baked goods. And of course, they have a wonderful wine selection too.
Bayley and Sage
33 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, London W4 1RG
Bayley and Sage Chiswick are one of several stores across London, known for offering seasonal produce from fruit and vegetables to meats and cheese, bread and a selection of dishes prepared in the Bayley and Sage kitchen.
It’s a great place to stop in if you’re looking for accompanying items for your BBQ.
Shop local West London
It’s entirely possible to buy everything you need from local West London Butchers and small West London businesses for your BBQ and in fact, for any and every meal should you so wish.
Chiswick, Shepherd’s Bush, Hammersmith, and the surrounding neighbourhoods are all wonderful places to live, in part due to the excellent local shops and boutiques we enjoy immediate access to.
As always, if you’d like to discuss any property related matters – please do get in touch.