"The day I discovered Hook and Cleaver in Pitshanger Lane was a happy one - consistently good and trustworthy butchers are not easy to find and it was quickly apparent that Hook and Cleaver was this and more. First and foremost, the quality of the meat is outstanding; it always tastes wonderful, it's carefully sourced AND reasonably priced. I am one of those people who asks difficult questions about provenance and welfare, and I have always been satisfied with the the information I have been given on this along with the advice on all the various breeds on offer. I have also been really impressed with what they do with the meat – in particular, pushing the boundaries on ageing has produced some superb results. Almost as important, the service is excellent. Everyone in both shops are friendly, well informed and helpful. In particular, I feel as though I can trust them to give me advice on the best cuts of meat to use – without running the risk of being upsold. If you love meat and poultry, Hook and Cleaver really is the best place to buy it. I recommend them to everyone."
- Catherine Phipps, Food author
"I am a huge fan of Hook and Cleaver. Martin, Paul and the team have frequently sourced unique breeds of meat and original cuts for me, always super quality meat. My favourite local in Ealing!"
- James Jocky Petrie
Head of Development at Ledbury Restaurant
Former Head of Creative Development at The Fat Duck
"Using free-range pork from Hook & Cleaver we gained a place in lifestyle magazines top 10 sandwiches in the UK. We buy all of our meat from Hook & Cleaver. Their meat is the best quality, with excellent service, reliable delivery, knowledgeable & a friendly team."
- Simon and Oksana, Owners, Electric Coffee Company, Haven Green, Ealing
"Hook and Cleaver are probably one of the best butchers in West London.
Great quality,excellent service and a huge asset to our thriving community."
- Dan and Rachel Hunter, Owners, Cinnamon Cafe, Pitshanger Lane
"At chez l'ami David we are proud to get our meat from our award-winning local butcher Hook and Cleaver. It is a great pleasure as a chef to cook and serve such a high quality meat knowing that our customers will have a great experience in their plate. The team at Hook and Cleaver are dedicated and willing to help even if our request is unusual. Hook and Cleaver are definitely part of Chez l'Ami David success."
- David Escobar, Chef/Owner, Chez L'Ami David, Pitshanger Lane
"Best butchers around, incredible meat and staff are the most knowledgeable around. Always happy to help with tips and suggestions."
- Richie Jones, Owner manager of The Lord Nelson, Brentford
Dear lovely people at Hook and Cleaver, I have just finished a great dinner party with your wonderful rack of beef which more than served all eight of us – with the addition of my “starving” teenage son who materialised half-way through the dinner party!Just to say that the meal went down extremely well.
I cooked the meat EXACTLY to your colleague’s specifications – himself being a former chef in Ireland – so he most definitely knew his stuff….. and it was FANTASTIC!!!!!
Please, please use this recommendation on your web site as the meat was SO EASY to cook and was moist and succulent – and I am not a born cook so bravo to Hook and Cleaver for helping me out!!!
I have friends from further afield who are converts to the quality of your meat so watch out for non-Pitshanger locals frequenting your shop!!!! Many kind thanks too for opening the door when I arrived at 5.35pm thinking you were open til 6pm on a Saturday!!!!!
You had my meat all ready and waiting and the dinner party went well as a result! Take care and thumbs up from me as to the quality of your meat and exemplary service. Another winner from Hook and Cleaver!
All the best to you!
To the Hook and Cleaver South Ealing,
A word of thanks. My fillet of beef and whole gammon for New Year’s Eve look beautiful and I can’t wait to cook and serve. My appreciation is more for the venison carpaccio. I had a different idea for an hors d’oevres and your suggestion to serve the carpaccio was brilliant. Added to that, the carpaccio is beautifully thin, sliced perfectly and my sneak preview taste says it is fabulous.
Thank you. We are new to the area and I will now be a regular. Your service is different, more personal and frankly better.
Definitely best meat shop in town, if you enjoy good quality food unlike the supermarket stuff than this is the place!
I have been living in London for forty years, because I could not fined a good butcher, when I went home to Devon I would bring back meat from my family butcher. My sons moved to Ealing, so I pick up my grandchildren from school near by South Ealing. just before Christmas I came across your shop, I could not believe it, the staff are so helpful and the meat is first class. A very big thank you to all the staff, keep up the good work. i have a few dinner parties coming up.
Always great products & great service......can't recommend the Wagyu burgers highly enough.....exquisite