One of the life’s necessities is finding a good local butcher: a true traditionalist, a neighbour, offering quality meats, personalised service with minimum fuss. Highgate Butchers is one such butcher. In this small store on the high street, you will find one of Britain’s finest. Run by mother and son team, Phyllis and Lee Harper (pictured), this small butcher offers excellent produce, including aged beef, Welsh lamb, free-range chickens, home-cooked ham and homemade sausages. Meats can be ordered and sourced, perfect for Christmas. Cooking tips are a plenty and Lee will even remember your last order and inquire how it went. On a weekend, come early as it gets busy. You would expect nothing more from a butcher that has more than earnt such a strong local reputation.
Address: 76 Highgate High Street, N6 5HX Tel. 020 8340 9817
Opening hours: Tues - Frid 07.30 - 17.30; Sat. 07.30 - 15.00
Home delivery: Yes but only local (ring for details)