Delicatessen and Deli Counter in Colchester, Essex

As well as offering a restaurant where you can enjoy home-cooked food, and a farm shop for fresh produce, Poplar Nurseries also provides a delicatessen in Colchester, Essex, so you can enjoy something a little different. Try and sample food from providers you won’t have found elsewhere before and take home something delicious to keep for special occasions. This includes:

Wilshers Butchers: fantastic quality meats from our local butcher in Marks Tey. We offer their ham, bacon, sausages, Suffolk chicken, Salt Marsh Mersea lamb and Essex and Suffolk beef, also Sunday roasting joints, all offered at the same price as Wilshers

Allen & Son Butchers: local quality meats

Totham Bangers: a great selection of local gourmet sausages including pork & caramelised onion, pork & Guinness, venison, port & rosemary, Cumberland spirals. We also stock their homemade pâté

Ken Green: smoked fish, Clacton on Sea. Local naturally smoked fish including smoked haddock, smoked trout, smoked mackerel, smoked salmon & smoked kippers

Local cheeses including Suffolk Gold, goats’ cheese from Maldon, Mrs Temple’s cheeses from Norfolk, Black Bomber, Stinking Bishop, Suffolk Blue and many more specialty varieties

Fantastic Dorset olives

Suffolk luxury scotch eggs

Award-winning Toppings Pies

Our range of home-cooked foods includes:

A wide variety of soups

Homemade pies and pasties

Beef & red wine lasagne

Smoked mackerel and fennel quiches

Goats’ cheese and butternut squash quiche

Fish pies

Salmon & spinach fishcakes

Sausage rolls made with Wilshers’ sausage meat

Curries (including Thai red chicken curry)

Vegetable side orders

Seasonal specialities (e.g., pumpkin fondue)

Home-cooked sauces including onion gravy or mushroom and chestnut sauce


 Vegetarian dishes:

Mushroom & Brie Wellingtons

Roast pepper tortilla

Vegetable curry


Aubergine parmigiana

Please note that dishes change daily. You can telephone to place advance orders or find out what we are cooking today!