A London pub will sell its homemade dishes from a newly opened grocery shop next door to its premises in Muswell Hill, cashing in on the nation’s growing trend for takeaways.
The Clissold Arms will now sell a range of daily changing lunchtime specials to take away including quiches, pasta, terrines and pates, from its newly opened Grocers next door.
Head Chef at the Clissold Arms, Jake Young and his team will also be cooking up more substantial dishes such as Label Anglais chicken, duck confit, and coq au vin, as well as a range of chutneys, preserves and cooking sauces, alongside a range of mostly British sourced produce from salt and bread, to ham and cakes.
Since the credit crunch took hold sales of takeaways have soared, with online takeaway ordering service Just-Eat.co.uk earlier this month reporting a 70 per cent increase in sales over six months.
Ash Ali, Marketing Manager of Just-Eat.co.uk said: “The reason for this is that people are more likely to order takeaway food to their home, than going out to expensive restaurants, and is possibly related to the fact that restaurants have kept their prices consistent with the prices of their food inflation in the six month period before the credit crunch really took hold. It seems more people are now staying in than going out.”
The shop is the first of its kind to be opened by owners Hugh O’Boyle and Caroline Jones, who also own The Three Crowns in Stoke Newington, The Spurstowe Arms in Hackney and The Talbot in De Beauvoir.