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The Manningtree Deli & Wine Cellar

21 High Street - Manningtree - Essex - CO11 1AG
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If there is such thing as foodie heaven, I do hope it resembles the Manningtree Deli.  The vast selection of fine foods and drinks, both local and International, is just outstanding.

On entering, your eye is drawn to the large, long deli counter, housing a whole array of wonderful cheeses, pates, meats and sausages, as well as a superb selection of marinated olives and handmade pies.

The fine cheeses alone lure me to this deli, there is an excellent choice of over seventy five; from a creamy Suffolk Gold, sourced from just up the road, to a sumptuous, ripe French Brie, crying out for a slab of good bread and an excellent glass of wine; both of which you will  have to look no further.  You are welcome to try the cheeses before you buy, or visit over the weekend to indulge in the cheese tasting's that are on offer.

To the left, the shelves are stocked ceiling high with a fine choice of condiments; from local chutneys, preserves and relishes to imported high quality oils and vinegars.  If you want something to go with your cheese, the choice of biscuits available is superb as is the selection of freshly baked breads.

Go through to the back of the shop and enter a rather drunken Aladdin’s cave of wines, ports and liqueurs; not just your average ensemble, we are talking from everyday drinking wines, such as a South African Helderberg Chardonnay to highly acclaimed vintage wines such as the impressive Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1996; difficult to source quality European liqueurs and the finest Cognac's and Armagnac's.

If like me, you are a great lover of vintage Port, the fine selection on offer will bring about a child like glee in you, some of the finest vintages throughout the last century are present from the classic 1994 vintage, an outstanding vintage Port that will improve with age, to a Vintage 1963; a monumental vintage, against which all other ports are judged, that makes sublime drinking now.

My advice to you would be to arm yourself with a large picnic hamper, rush out when you see a glimpse of the sun and head to the Manningtree Deli. You can then stock up on a couple of freshly baked rustic and European loaves, some delicious cheese, maybe a good portion of Pate, some olives, cured meats and a fabulous bottle of wine and port, then stroll down to the quay, make yourself comfortable and watch the world and wild life go by whilst enjoying your delectable feast; a perfect day, in my book at least.

Our Summary
An extensive selection of high quality, carefully chosen Deli produce awaits you at the Manningtree Deli, from specialist meats, cheeses, seafood and award winning pies to freshly baked bread, marinated olives, luxury chocolates and specialist condiments. The selection of wines, liqueurs and ports is superb, many of them sourced direct from the award winning growers. For delectable delicacies sourced locally and from across Europe, you need look no further; highly recommended.

Fact File
Opening Times -
8.30am to 5.30pm
Produce Available -
Specialist Meats & Deli Goods
Smoked/Unsmoked Sausages & Bacon
Over 75 Varieties of Cheese
Fresh Salmon, Prawns & Seafood
Fresh Crab, Lobster & Oysters to order
Freshly Baked Bread & Pastries
Award Winning Cakes & Pies
Pates, Olives & Marinated Goodies
Freshly Cut Sandwiches
Chutneys, Relishes & Dressings
Jams, Honey & Preserves
Vinegars, Oils & Marinades
Authentic Egg Pasta's
Specialist Teas & Coffees
Hand Made Ice-Cream
Luxury Chocolates
Herbs, Spices & World Foods
Excellent Selection of Wines
Vintage & NV Ports
European Liqueurs & Aperitifs
Catering Options:

If you are planning a dinner party, gathering or special barbecue, The Manningtree Deli can provide everything you need from the appetiser right through to the liqueur. Just visit or telephone the deli to discuss and choose your menu and they will deliver it to your door.

Hampers & Gifts:
A Luxury Hamper Service is also available which makes a fabulous gift.  You can pop in and choose your own selection or let the staff at the Manningtree Deli make the selection for you based on your preferences.   
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