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The Grocer at 91 in Old Amersham has a relaxed atmosphere. It’s part deli, part kitchen – a mix of artisan products with freshly prepared food, great coffee and home made cakes. I’m sure you can understand why I’ve strayed ☺

Despite having lived in The Chilterns for 3.5 years, we haven’t ventured into the The Grocer at 91 before. Mainly because wherever I go, I’m usually accompanied by 3 little people ☺ Having ‘lost’ one child to an afternoon of birthday parties (yippee), Mr Chiltern Chatter and I decided to head to Old Amersham with the remaining two, for a scoot around and a bite to eat. My lovely friend Louise from Beyond the School Run had mentioned the day before that The Grocer at 91 is one of her favourite local places for brunch with her family, so we decided to give it a try.

Admittedly I was a little nervous having two small people in tow, but I needn’t have been. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and found us a table to sit at in the bay window. The menu has a good selection of breakfast and lunch options with everything from croissants & pastries to soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch.

Our food (two delicious bacon sandwiches, a yummy Prosciutto & Buffalo mozzarella sandwich on Rye and a MASSIVE croissant for our 2 year old), served on lovely wooden boards (I’m a sucker for nice little touches ☺) was excellent and devoured before I could take a picture ☺ We asked for some tap water for the children and they gave us a bottle of ICE cool water in a lovely glass bottle for free – bonus ☺

The lunch menu is aimed at grown ups, but they were very accommodating and were aware that their home made tomato sauce (which incidentally was delicious) which accompanied the bacon sandwich may not be to the liking of my 7 year old and they substituted it for good old Tommy K.

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Grocer91logoOur verdict: I’m sure you can tell from the opening of this review where I stand ☺ This is a great place to catch up with friends for coffee or a relaxed & informal brunch / lunch. And it’s quite clearly a popular place as The Grocer empire is about to expand! There are plans to open The Grocer at 15 in Old Amersham so watch this space…

Cost: A very reasonable £16

Address: The Grocer at 91, 91 High Street, Old Amersham, HP7 0DT

Telephone: 01494 724581


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