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Jul 25, 2010 09:16 AM

Restaurant Supply Stores in London?

I will be traveling to London for a trip soon and I need cheap cooking supplies. A friend recommended checking out a restaurant supply store , but I haven't found one online that's open to the public.

Any suggestions? I'm staying in the Putney area but am willing to travel.

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  1. Try Pages on Shaftsbury Ave in Central London. Otherwise if you are willing to travel a little further, Lakeland stores are excellent

    1. Might be helpful if you could give a clue as to what you're after.

      Whilst I'd echo the recc for Lakeland as a supplier of good kitchen equipment, they are not a restaurant supplier stocking catering type kit.

      1. You can always check out the Lakeland catalogue online, and if you're staying with a friend or know someone in London, the things can be shipped there. Lakeland isn't 'cheap,' but they do have a huge array of things.

        1. Dentons. Very close to Clapham North tube station. Perfectly ok for non-trade customers to spend money! The shop was a bit chaotic on my last visit, but it's a great place. They have recently improved their website:

          Prices may be subject to tax.

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          1. re: Robin Joy

            Robin, did you make it to Dentons? My daughter lives in London and we may need to help her stock her kitchen on our next visit. Denton's looked like the ticket, with SS clad alum base cookware, Forschner/Victorinox fibrox knives, etc. How about Page's?

            1. re: RxDiesel

              Dentons is pretty good. I live quite near so pop in for bits and pieces regularly.

              The other day I bought a dough scraper there for 31p. 31p! I know it's not exactly a hard item to make, but I can't remember the last time I bought a manufactured good for a price like that. (And I bet in a department store it would be endorsed by a celebrity chef and cost a few pounds!)

              1. re: RxDiesel

                I haven't actually been there for some time now. I don't think my wife would get the joke if I bought any more kitchen equipment!

                One single place may not have all you need for your purpose, so you might want to try John Lewis department store:


                Stores near Oxford Circus tube and Sloane Square tube (Sloane Sq. store actually trade named Peter Jones)

            2. Thanks for the tips! I've got Pages and Dentons on my list as they are both more easily accessible.