London butcher to open Selfridges’ concession
Published:  17 September, 2014

London butcher’s Turner & George is set to open a concession in London Selfridges’ food hall next week.

The Islington butcher’s was created by Richard Turner of Hawksmoor and James George of Select Butchery, and is headed up by Steve West, formerly of Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa. Turner & George will debut in the famous Oxford Street food hall on Monday 22 September, serving up British rare breed meat, game and poultry. The company will dry-age all the meat on the bone in-house, and there will be handmade sausages and burgers, as well as bacon cured to their own recipe.

Nicola Waller, Selfridges food director, said: “We are really excited to introduce Turrer & George to our customers. They have a long history of providing excellent produce and we are sure they will be a hugely successful part of our food hall.”

Turner & George’s beef includes breeds such as Dexter, Galloway, Highland, Longhorn, while the lamb it sells is Jacob, Swaledale, Herdwick, Essex Saltmarsh, Masham and Blackface. All its game is direct from estates across North Yorkshire, and the pork comes pigs such as Gloucester Old Spot, Saddleback, Tamworth and Oxford Sandy. The company added that it sources rose veal and Wagyu beef from Wales.

A spokesperson said the business is “obsessed about the way the meat is reared and stored before selling and there is no freezing or vacuum-packing. The meat is sourced from small independent farms in the UK and kept on the bone until cutting for a fuller flavoured eating experience. Each order is then cut by hand to the specific customer request”.