Partridges of Sloane Square
Business Address: Partridges of Sloane Square, 2-5 Duke of York Square, London, SW3 4LY
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About Partridges of Sloane Square
A delightful delicatessen and foodhall located on the King's Road close to Sloane Square, family owned and holders of a Royal Warrant granted in 1994.
Partridges is one of the few family run food shops in Central London and still is supplied by some of the original suppliers since 1972. It was opened by Richard Shepherd in May 1972 at 132 Sloane Street. In May 1979 he was elected to Parliament and in May 1981 his brother John entered the business. In 1984 Partridges expanded into the adjoining premises at 132-134 Sloane Street and in 2004 it relocated to 2-5 Duke of York Square on the King’s Road.
In 1998 Partridges opened a second shop at 17-21 Gloucester Road – a sort of Partridges local. Although smaller than the mother ship Gloucester Road has most of the product range with a particular emphasis on American items. It also trades until 11pm seven days a week, one hour later than Duke of York Square.
Although still following the original ideals set up by Richard Shepherd in 1972 'above all to be the best' Partridges has diversified into other areas.
The Sloane Square store has a wine bar and café, a Saturday food market outside the shop and a growing export business for its own label products and a greater emphasis on organic and environmentally friendly products.
In January 1994 Partridges was granted the Royal Warrant as Grocers to Her Majesty the Queen and in 2008 John Shepherd took great pleasure in becoming the President of the Royal Warrant Holders Association.