Smith Street Deli
Smith Street Deli
Having survived the trauma of the 2010 fire, Smith Street Deli reopened its doors last month. Back in its original setting, little has changed albeit the deli is now bigger and better; with the owners harbouring ambitious plans to grow the business.
Simon Entwistle and Marcelle Chownes-Dove have been joined by Serin Aubrey who has recently sold his popular Anzac Street Bistro and so brings a culinary expertise to help take the business in new directions.
The business had previously built up a large following of loyal customers from Dartmouth and further afield. Those customers will now welcome the opportunity again to buy top quality meats, cheeses and specialty foods from a deli right in the centre of Dartmouth with a few minor but significant tweaks to the business, the most significant being the introduction of an espresso machine.
With seating for fifteen, the new look deli serves the finest espresso, cappuccino, macchiato, mochaccino & latte coffee and teas not to mention fresh cakes, sandwiches and deli boards.
Smith Street Deli has the largest deli selection available in Dartmouth. Inside are all those hard to find gourmet foods as well as old favourites including cheeses, smoked meats, olives and fine wines, locally sourced and specialties from further afield, all selected to enhance any lunch or dinner. Its range of quality local and continental cheeses is extensive and there’s a great choice of charcuterie. Indeed, Smith Street Deli has probably one of the biggest deli ranges in all of South Hams.
As well as cheeses and charcuterie, there is a wide choice of oils, vinegars, condiments and preserves, most of which are made in Devon – the Deli supports a significant and growing range of artisan producers and these are prominently displayed.
Smith Street Deli’s wine selection is small but carefully selected, whether it’s the casual everyday easy drinking red or the sophisticated white to make your discerning dinner party guests sit up with appreciation. Whatever your requirements, a white, red or champagne, by the bottle or case, Smith Street Deli can supply all your needs. Keep an eye open for their wine tasting evenings.
Aside from the deli, customers can buy the finest loose teas and coffees, the coffee beans ground if necessary to your requirements.
The sandwiches are freshly prepared and the ‘deli boards’ (£7.50) are prepared with produce out of their fridges – e.g. cheeses, meats, antipasti etc – a substantial meal for one or for two to share.
The team plans a number of new initiatives over the coming months. At the moment, they are gearing up to provide small scale outside catering such as canapé parties, dinner parties etc. With Serin’s successful restaurant background, clients can expect food and service of the highest quality.
It’s time to welcome back this successful business that has done much to help Dartmouth’s growing reputation as a ‘foodie’ destination.
Monday - Saturday 8.30am - 5.00pm. Closed Sunday
First Published August 2012 By The Dart