A cheese shop that has few - if any - equals in London.
This, the original branch of La Fromagerie is a cheese shop. For the café, see the Marylebone branch.
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30 Highbury Park
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Average User Rating
4.2 / 5
- 5 star:8
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:2
Very disappointing. Since I last visited a serving counter has been installed in the cheese section of the shop. This cuts off the customer from the majority of the cheeses and thus takes away the pleasure of being able to peruse the display. Does anyone really want to shop by saying " ... That cheese in the far corner looks lovely, what is it and how much is it?...." The counter also much reduces the space in what is a small shop anyway. More than 2 customers means the front area becomes very crowded and makes for an uncomfortable shopping experience. If one person then dithers over their choices, as more people try to crowd in, the wait becomes very discouraging. A couple of other customers I spoke to felt the same. Perhaps the shop was losing money through " shrinkage" and the change is seen as way of controlling this loss but for me, it has removed the joy of shopping there. I won't be going back.
If I want cheese, then this is the place I go, because not only do they do cheese, but they do ALL THE CHEESE. An incredible selection, I'm always happy perusing their fromage choices.
Disappointing price/quality ratio but whatever, they have some interesting cheeses and people are prepared to pay. The most galling thing was being overcharged (they rang my cheese up at £27/kg instead of £23). Not saying it happens all the time, but they weren't at all surprised or apologetic... Even though it is the only high-quality cheese shop nearby I will never, ever be going back. Would give it zero stars if I could.