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Partridges, Sloan Square
2-5 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY
- Sloane Square Tube Station (0.3 km)
- South Kensington Tube Station (1.0 km)
- Victoria Railway Station (1.0 km)
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Bristol BS1 6QF
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8 reviews of Partridges, Sloan Square in English
It’s exactly what I was hoping for- having spent much time in london trying to find a decent delicatessen. I stumbled across this one as my friends have told me about the food market they have on a saturday on the square outside. Really beautiful! It’s such a pretty shop with so much choice. I found myself in there there wanting food I’d never heard of before and brands I’d never seen! Recommend for a good shopping day.
I visited this store 2 November 2011.
I’m very keen on their soups and other food stuffs. I wandered round the store and placed some soup in my bag and I then proceeded to the till and paid for the items. Before I left I was approached and told in an aggressive tone and in front of other shoppers that next time I should use a basket.
I asked this “lady” who she was, as there was nothing to identify here as staff. She refused to tell me who she was and I asked for the manager. Initially another member of staff approached and began to ask what had happened. Again the mystery lady appeared and began speaking to the second member of staff in Spanish. I asked that they speak in English, as the conversation was clearly about the incident. I was then told by the lady that “why should I speak in English, because you are English”.
After complaining to the assistant store manager I called the Partridges head office and spoke with Ian Willard, a Director of the business. He promised to look into the matter and contact me that evening or the day after. Today is 8th of November and I had not received a call from Mr Willard. I called Mr Willard and he explained he was story that he did not call. He also apologised for his member of staff, but failed to tell me what plans they would put in place to prevent such an incident occurring again.
I feel the customer service from this store and the senior management has been less than you should expect from any store, let alone one with a Royal Warrant. I for one will not be returning!
I always buy tea at Partridges. Their own brand range of teas is fantastic - tea bags are individually wrapped which keeps them fresh, and the teas are very reasonable (as cheap as Twinings and MUCH better). Highly recommend.
A place where you can find good imported stuff, at not so good prices. But the store is nice with really good products, in the middle of Duke of York Square, right opposite the Saatchi Gallery, so you are paying for the location too.
The smell in the shop is lovely, as it is their coffee, hot chocolate and sweet goodies to go with it. Have a sit outside and enjoy a bit of peace in a lovely setting.
If you go on Saturdays morning, there is a farmer's market in the square that you can take advantage too ;)
Seven quid for a box of Lucky Charms?? To be fair to Partridges, Lucky Charms are much pricier in Blackheath (I've heard rumours of £11 a box...) so let's not judge Partridges on that alone.
Sunday afternoons in Autumn are - in my opinion - made for cakes and hot chocolate, and Partridges in Sloane Square offers both of these yummy things in its little cafe at the back of the shop. They take your order at your table, but the best bit is going up to the cake counter to make your selection from the dozens of delicacies on offer.
My Victoria sponge was tasty, but possibly not worth the pricetag. Hot chocolates were good, but not the best (and why do places never make hot chocolates hot enough?).
Anyway, a nice little spot, and we had lots of fun browsing the posh brands and American imported foodstuffs afterwards.
I defy you not to dribble onto your shoes after five minutes wandering round Partridges grocery store - the smell of fresh bread and cakes and roasted coffee beans, the displays of edible delights, exotic chocolates, crumbly meat pastry pies, all of it pumping your hunger juices to irresistibly dangerous levels.
Even chewing on cotton wool balls to dampen down the cravings, this is definitely not the place to go if you haven't eaten for two weeks or especially if you're an abstaining monk - YOU WILL NOT MAKE IT!
Newsagent / deli / confectioner / butcher / baker / candlestick maker (maybe soon) / cafe - what don't they sell? And how do they get it all in such a relatively small space?
One thing though, if you really are an impoverished monk, you'll probably not be able to afford the prices here, eye wateringly high as they are - so maybe there will be salvation with the salivation.
Definitely recommended for at least a browse.
Jane_Elizabeth, 27 March 2010:
Sounds a nice place to dribble in with a full purse, maybe buy a cake for one of those impoverished monks ;-)
Leaftop, 2 April 2010:
You angel of corruption you ;-)
Jane_Elizabeth, 2 April 2010:
I'm a reformed character, would have done worse in the old days ;-)
Leaftop, 2 April 2010:
That's good to know (I mean, that reformed now) ;-)
Jane_Elizabeth, 2 April 2010:
Virtuousness personified, me ;-)
Leaftop, 3 April 2010:
Thought so, the past is the past ;-)
Jane_Elizabeth, 3 April 2010:
It's all wrapped up and left behind in that 'orrible town (no names mentioned).
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