Michael Courtney
Family Butchers

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Autumn is finally here and so is Game season...

As the mornings are getting a little cooler and the evenings a little shorter…tummys start to think about warm and hearty food. Game season has some fantistic autumnal flavours with venison, wild duck, partridge, pigeon, pheasant and wild rabbit all coming into the shop, it goes brilliantly with the veg that is now in season which means you can really make the most of locally sourced food – nearly all our game is local to the immediate area.



Venison rumps to roast, diced to make hearty stews, saddle or rack to make a special meal or steaks to throw on the griddle.

Partridge 2


Partridge, simply grilled or roasted and served with a light gravy from the cooking juices, is a delicious dish that only needs sweet, roasted autumn vegetables, or traditional game chips (very thinly sliced potato crisps), as an accompaniment.

Mixed game

Diced mixed game

A selection of carefully prepared game ready for you to pop into a pie!

Seasonal Recipe Suggestions

Some of our favourite recipes and handy hints…


Pot roast partridge

1st September marked the beginning of the partridge shooting season and while it might be smaller than the pheasant, the partridge more than makes up for it with its mellow flavour. Full recipe



Harissa roasted partridge

Partridge is the closest game bird to chicken, so a great way to introduce game meat to novices but can be a little bland for bolder palates so here is a partridge recipe for the some who like it hot!  Full recipe.
lamb and couscous

Lamb chops with fruity couscous & mint

This Moroccan-style spiced lamb dish is simple enough to do on a week night, but also makes a great dish to serve to friends. Find out more here.

“I’ve been buying my meat and cheese from the North Street shop almost weekly since they’ve been in operation. The staff are courteous, friendly and always willing to help; I could not recommend them more highly.”

A Constanduros, Midhurst.

“What can I say; great staff, great hog roast, quality from start to finish. I believe one of our friends have booked a hog roast as they were so impressed with their set up. All the best!”

Mrs A .T., Dulwich