The best butchers in London (recommended by private chefs)

Behind every successful butcher, is a team of passionate, knowledgeable, hard-working people who put their all into providing their customers with the highest quality meat possible.

Emily Lowe
Emily Lowe
March 28, 2023

In London, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by some spectacular butchers that supply some of the country's most successful chefs, restaurants and businesses, many of which include our Nomads. Read below to see where our private chefs source their meat...

HG Walter butcher

HG Walter butcher

Recommended by private chef’s: Georgiana Pilkington & Lucy Rew

Best for: quality not quantity

Location: 51 Palliser Rd, London W14 9EB

HG Walters is an independent family run business, established in 1972. It has become one of London’s most respected butchers, supplying some of the best chefs, restaurants and customers. Their shop is located in Barons Court and their focus is on quality not quantity. All their meat is sourced from sustainable, small farms rearing free-range native breeds. When it comes to HG walters they strive to be the best, not the biggest!

The Ginger pig

The Ginger pig

Recommended by private chef: Katie Locker

Best for: no-waste/sustainability 

Location: Shops in Barnes, Borough Market, Clapham, Hackney, Loughton, Marylebone, Shepherds Bush and Wanstead

Farming is where The Ginger Pig’s story began, with Tim WIlson farming his own pastures producing cattle, sheep and pigs, with a passion for sustaining rare breeds. Today The Ginger Pig is supplied by many like minded small producing farmers, some of which are old friends of Tim! When it comes to the farm they source their meat from good animal husbandry and welfare is at the heart of what they do. All the butcher's beef is dried-aged in house for a minimum of 28 days, and all sausages and burgers are made from scratch, by hand by their trusted team. To prevent the waste of unsold meat the Ginger Pig have created a huge variety of pastries, cooked meats and prepared dishes for their deli counters which has formed vast ques outside their shops!

M.moen & Sons

M.moen & Sons

Recommended by private chef: Alister Pringle

Best for: range of produce 

Location: 24 The Pavement, London SW4 0JA

The Moen family have proudly supplied Clapham with highest quality meats for over 20 years. Meat is sourced from small, dedicated farmers, who use traditional, free range farming methods to ensure quality, whether it be organic, local or grass fed. M.moen & Sons speciality is their wide variety of produce, from Spanish black hoof Jamon Iberico to Kobe beef!

Notting Hill fish and meat shop

Notting Hill fish and meat shop

Recommended by private chef: Fergus Blair

Best for: allrounder

Location: 287-289 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA

Notting Hill fish and meat shop started as a fishmonger. As the food supply chain began to cave, the Westbourne Grove fishmongers teamed up with other independent producers from across the country to create a sustainable superstore. Stocked with the freshest, seasonal produce. The quality of the produce has led to world-famous chefs doing their shopping there everyday. Some of their stockists include H.G. Walter; acclaimed British cheesemakers, Neal’s Yard Dairy; sustainable fruit and vegetable suppliers, Natoora; and progressive bakery, Hedone. The core customers are those who love to cook, are passionate about food or professional chefs!

Flock & Herd

Flock & Herd

Recommended by private chef: Lissy Tate

Best for: customer experience

Location: 155 Bellenden Rd, London SE15 4DH

Flock and Herd are a small butchery based in Peckham, southeast London, that combines traditional methods with modern butchery techniques to create the ultimate customer experience. Their key values are Animal husbandry and welfare. Over the past four years, the team have cultivated close relationships with a number of farmers in England, paying regular visits to the farms. They aim to provide their customers with the best taste, service and experience.

Jago’s Butcher

Jago's Butcher

Recommended by private chef: Jojo Kelly

Best for: affordability 

Location: 9 Elystan St, London SW3 3NT

Jago's of Chelsea is a traditional family butchers established since 1972, they pride themselves on serving and supplying quality meat, game and poultry that caters for your every need; whether a cosy meal for two, a hearty family dinner or an extravagant dinner party for many. Their friendly team will be happy to cut and prepare whatever you require, however you want it. Their quality meat is also very affordable!

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