An in-depth guide to meat from London's oldest butcher
"They put their customers first and are proof that natural produce, service and knowledge are a formidable combination." - Sir Richard Branson
"Lidgate's... the best bird you can buy; a good turkey reared well is what makes all the difference." - Nigella Lawson
A good butcher shop is part of a community - a place of knowledge and trust. Founded in 1870, Lidgate's is a 160-year-old family business that has become a treasured landmark in London's Holland Park.
Bring their knowledge into your own kitchen with a cookbook that focuses on helping you achieve the best-tasting meat at home. These recipes highlight everything you need to know in order to cook any cut to its optimum flavour. Rather than a lengthy farm manual, or a nose-to-tail guide to eating, you'll find simple ingredient pairings, creative ideas for every occasion and secrets of the trade.
Charles Lidgate founded C Lidgate in 1850 at 110 Holland Park Avenue. Danny Lidgate took over from his father David Lidgate who inherited the business in 1979 when his father died; David was 19 at the time.
They have featured on Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course and Christmas Cookalong. Other celebrity endorsements include: Mark Hix, Fergus Henderson, Tom Aikens, Richard Branson and Nigella! The products on sale include meat from the Highgrove Estate, owned by Prince Charles.