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It's always a compliment when we're asked for our opinion on fine food retailing. We're also pleasantly surprised when we spot our name in the press for other reasons - locally, nationally and in Europe from time to time.

In the news - Macknade Fine Foods


A selection of articles where we’ve commented or been mentioned.

Decanter Travel Guide - Kent, England

Fiona Sims, Decanter Magazine, June 2019
“Among the country’s prime territories for top-quality sparkling wines, this southeastern county also offers classically rural English charms of pretty villages, stately homes and fine gardens set in historical landscapes, with a wealth of great local produce on the menu…” Read more

Block Rockin' Meats

Tom Ingoldby – Cene Magazine, Winter 2018
“The first thing you notice about Simon Maynard is his energy. Before we can even hit record on the dictaphone, he is talking about his love of cooking, of food, or teaching customers about where their meat comes from…” Read more (p14-16)

A day out in Britain's hottest town

Tom Ough – The Telegraph, 4th August 2018
“Heatwave London was, I can announce with zero hyperbole, worse than actual Hell, so I was only too pleased to be dispatched to the seaside last Thursday on important daytripping business…” Read more

5 places to Eat and Drink in Faversham

Clare Hargreaves – Olive Magazine, 14th July 2017
“Check out our expert guide to the best places to eat and drink in Faversham, Kent’s oldest market town – also home to Britain’s oldest brewery, Shepherd Neame…” Read more

Bake Off star Chetna's tasty treat

Bess Browning – Faversham News, 8th December 2016
“A Great British Bake Off semi-finalist has helped raise more than £1,000 for the Faversham Cottage Hospital. Chetna Makan, who this week announced…” Read more

A little taste of the South East

Anna Kibbey & Annica Wainwright – Time Out London, 2nd August 2016
“Fancy a change from your usual order of Whitstable oysters? Anna Kibbey and Annica Wainwright of pick ten fresh flavour experiences in unexpected places…” Read more

A Café Culture

Jo Bill – Garden Centre & Farm Shop Catering, Spring 2016
“Macknade Fine Foods Italian café embodies the ethos of its farm shop setting. Fondly known as the Garden of England for its fruit and hop cultivation throughout the centuries, Kent’s farming prowess runs deep into the county’s roots…” Read more

Meet The Suppliers

Gourmet News – Kent Life, April 2016
“Faversham’s Macknade Fine Foods is hosting an in-store ‘Meet The Suppliers’ week from 18-24 April. Including Seggiano, The Wooden Spoon and The Zingiberi Bakery…” Read more

A Matter of Taste

Sarah Holt – Group Leisure, March 2016
“George Bernard Shaw once said there is no love sincerer than the love of food. And if your group agrees, you’ll want to take a look at our round-up of foodie experiences from across the UK and abroad…” Read more

Great Taste Shop Of The Year Second Place

Lynda Searby – Big Brands 2015-16 (Fine Food Digest), January 2016
“September saw the opening of a butchery counter at Kent’s legendary Macknade food hall, giving customers even more incentives to do their weekly shop there…” Read more

Small businesses ready for big day

Hannah Prevett – The Saturday Times, 5th December 2015
“Today will begin much like any other day. At 6am, its buyers will return from New Covent Garden market, where they’ve spent the night selecting fresh fruit and veg…” Read more

Could you run a small business with a family member?

The Telegraph, 20th November 2015
“Small Business Saturday is coming up, falling on December 5th this year. The initiative, which encourages consumers to support their local retailers in the run up to Christmas…” Read more

Roy Aims to be a cut above the rest

Bess Browning – Faversham News, 24th September 2015
“Roy Campbell has just launched the The Butchery in Macknade Fine Foods, which officially opened on Thursday…” Read more

Spotlight on: Faversham

Sarah Sturt – Kent Life, 18th August 2015
“A Kentish gem, with pretty medieval streets surrounded by fruitful farmland, the ancient market town of Faversham is packed to bursting with things to see and do…” Read more

Fine Foods Pop Up for Bluewater

Retail Design World, 21st April 2015
“Macknade Fine Foods, a Kent based food brand with a food hall store in Faversham, has opened a pop-up store in the county’s Bluewater shopping centre…” Read more

Bluewater celebrates the Best of Kent

Sarah Sturt – Kent Life, 9th April 2015
“Bluewater is hosting a collection of pop-up retailers this spring to celebrate the Best of Kent, including Faversham’s Macknade Fine Foods and Leeds Castle…” Read more

Fascinating, Friendly & Fun - That's Faversham

Pete Nichols – East Kent Lifestyle,  March 2015
“Few of us would disagree that the charming seaside town of Whitstable is a great place to visit, but I for one was less familiar with its neighbour, the historic market town of Faversham, just ten miles away along the marshy Kent coast…” Read more page 30-31

Magnificent castles and stunning coastlines: Top 10 places in Kent

Anna Gorringe – The Daily Express, 24th November 2014
“Kent really is one of the most beautiful places in the UK. With a wide range of castles and brilliant coastlines, the county is full to the brim with history. From vineyard trips to winter walks and breweries, it’s impossible to get bored here…” Read more

Festival Foodies plot world domination!

Rebecca Pike – Faversham Times, 5th November 2014 “Faversham is one step closer to its aim of holding the world’s biggest food festival. The town has had an exciting year of celebrating food at four different festivals and organisers say it’s only going to get better…” Read more

Food and drink advice from macknade fine foods

Canterbury Times, 24th September 2014
“Wondering what produce to buy with autumn now here? Stefano Cuomo, from Macknade Fine Foods, gives his advice…” Read more

Your top eateries revealed: a guide to the best cafes and restaurants

Canterbury Times, 27th June 2014
“Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and Faversham are home to some of the finest food in England – from traditional fish and chips, Whitstable oysters, Faversham’s fruit and veg crop and Herne Bay’s multicultural offer…” Read more

Escape from Pizzaland

Bob Farrand – Good Cheese, 2013-2014 “The bland rubbery topping on your pizza margherita is a world away from the near-mystical delights of fresh Mozzarella di Bufala…” Read more

Rustic firm beating the retail giants on price

Chris Price – KM Business, October 2013
“A family business dating back to the 19th century is proving a healthy basketful of greens does not have to come at great cost. Carrots, brussels, tomatoes and apples make for a typical fruit and vegetable shop, but there is a crucial difference at Macknade Fine Foods…” Read more

Restaurants: Culinary paradise East Kent

Andrew Purvis – The Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2009
“I don’t know why people bother going to France”, says Rona Pitchford of Read’s – the acclaimed restaurant-with-rooms in Faversham, Kent, which she runs with her husband David, the head chef…” Read more

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