Online retailers for Rib of Beef?

Online retailers for Rib of Beef?

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tj2002

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517 posts

141 months

Friday 3rd December 2010
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Pick-up not really an option, would add quite a lot to the price if I had to include a manchester to london train ticket in the equation. It'd almost certainly be cheaper to get it ordered from a local butcher than online, it's just a struggle to get to one when they only work when I'm at work!


surrey7er

3,860 posts

217 months

Friday 3rd December 2010
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google is your friend... try googling 'organic meat deliveries' for your area and see what it brings up. Then ask the supplier how they age the meat... it should be hung in a cold room for a month or so. It will cost more than what you get at Tescos, but you already know that!

escargot

17,050 posts

165 months

Friday 3rd December 2010
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tj2002 said:
Pick-up not really an option, would add quite a lot to the price if I had to include a manchester to london train ticket in the equation. It'd almost certainly be cheaper to get it ordered from a local butcher than online, it's just a struggle to get to one when they only work when I'm at work!
I see you're in Manchester. If you took a trip across to Wilmslow, you could pick it up from these guys: http://www.theartisanmeatcompany.co.uk

I can wholeheartedly vouch for the quality of their meat - all very well hung and locally reared. They open Saturdays & Sundays too.

AndrewW-G

11,968 posts

165 months

Friday 3rd December 2010
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escargot said:
I see you're in Manchester. If you took a trip across to Wilmslow, you could pick it up from these guys: http://www.theartisanmeatcompany.co.uk

I can wholeheartedly vouch for the quality of their meat - all very well hung and locally reared. They open Saturdays & Sundays too.
Worth a detour next week from Knutsford?

escargot

17,050 posts

165 months

Friday 3rd December 2010
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AndrewW-G said:
escargot said:
I see you're in Manchester. If you took a trip across to Wilmslow, you could pick it up from these guys: http://www.theartisanmeatcompany.co.uk

I can wholeheartedly vouch for the quality of their meat - all very well hung and locally reared. They open Saturdays & Sundays too.
Worth a detour next week from Knutsford?
I would say so. Don't be afraid to ask them if you're after something particular, they're always happy to cut something.

You could stop off at the smokehouse too.

Edited by escargot on Saturday 4th December 07:50

tr7ster

143 posts

126 months

Saturday 4th December 2010
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Not much to add to sourcing the beef unfortunately - I usually just rely on Sainsbury's meat counter boxedin

However my favourite way of cooking it is really simple, with olive oil and balsamic vinegar; the balsamic helps caramelise the outside of the beef. I found the recipe here:

http://www.cottagesmallholder.com/easy-rare-roast-...

Add veg of choice, some of Nigella's port & stilton sauce, and a big glass of Ravenswood Zinfandel - foodie heaven lick

whoami

12,892 posts

188 months

Xenocide

4,277 posts

156 months

Saturday 4th December 2010
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whoami said:
I like Donald Russell too.

I signed up on their site as Colonel and they sent me a letter the old day address to Colonel Pugh hehe

22s

5,757 posts

164 months

Sunday 17th November
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Hi all - Time to resurrect. I'm hosting a Christmas dinner party for 12 people in a couple of weeks and want to do beef rib. Think I'll need around 5kg - any more recent recommendations before I open my wallet (and shed some tears) at The Ginger Pig?

Not massively keen on Donald Russell given they freeze it.


Saleen836

6,964 posts

157 months

Sunday 17th November
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Hook n Block
https://www.hooknblock.co.uk/

I have been ordering from them for about a year now and no problems and good prices

loskie

1,511 posts

68 months

Sunday 17th November
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22s


FIND A LOCAL BUTCHER: TELL THEM WHAT YOU WANT AND PRE ORDER IT

corradokid

91 posts

179 months

Sunday 17th November
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22s where are you located?

escargot

17,050 posts

165 months

Sunday 17th November
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Farmison

22s

5,757 posts

164 months

Monday 18th November
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loskie said:
22s


FIND A LOCAL BUTCHER: TELL THEM WHAT YOU WANT AND PRE ORDER IT
I actually forgot to pre-empt this comment as I knew it would come. Just like anything - there are good butchers, okay butchers, st butchers. "Local" does not equal "great". I would rather get a real-life recommendation from someone for a specific company - plus it's less hassle.

Saleen836 said:
Hook n Block
https://www.hooknblock.co.uk/

I have been ordering from them for about a year now and no problems and good prices
Thanks will check out.

corradokid said:
22s where are you located?
SW London

escargot said:
Farmison
Thanks will check out.

R_von_S

97 posts

161 months

Monday 18th November
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22s said:
corradokid said:
22s where are you located?
SW London
How far SW? HG Walter in Barons Court is up there with GP and is worth going in for.

https://www.hgwalter.com

If further out, Bevans (Kingston; other branches further out) is reputedly very good:

https://www.bevansbutchers.com


joshleb

789 posts

92 months

Monday 18th November
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Had some good cuts from Chadwick's in Balham.

MonkeyMatt

5,852 posts

155 months

Tuesday 19th November
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https://www.fieldandflower.co.uk/butchers/beef/rib...

This a pretty good place, had a few bits from them before

Audis5b9

50 posts

20 months

Tuesday 19th November
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escargot said:
Farmison
+1

zygalski

6,176 posts

93 months

Tuesday 19th November
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22s said:
loskie said:
22s


FIND A LOCAL BUTCHER: TELL THEM WHAT YOU WANT AND PRE ORDER IT
I actually forgot to pre-empt this comment as I knew it would come. Just like anything - there are good butchers, okay butchers, st butchers. "Local" does not equal "great". I would rather get a real-life recommendation from someone for a specific company - plus it's less hassle.
Go to the butcher on a random Saturday morning.
If it's full of people, it'll be decent. High street butchers don't last long as it is. 'st' ones will go out of business at the drop of a hat.

omniflow

819 posts

99 months

Tuesday 19th November
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22s said:
Hi all - Time to resurrect. I'm hosting a Christmas dinner party for 12 people in a couple of weeks and want to do beef rib. Think I'll need around 5kg - any more recent recommendations before I open my wallet (and shed some tears) at The Ginger Pig?

Not massively keen on Donald Russell given they freeze it.
Can I recommend that you go for Cote de Boeuf rather than rib of beef. It's the same cut, but it's been trimmed a fair bit. It's easier to cook and easier to carve and easier to fit in the oven.

As already mentioned, HG Walter are in Barnes and are very good. Ginger Pig have a shop in Waterloo. If Marlow is convenient by car (might be quicker than getting into London), then the Butchers Tap is also excellent. All of these are to collect in person.