🎄Festive Hampers! 🎄

🎄Festive Hampers! 🎄

Ho, ho ho! We’ve put together delicious Festive BROWNIE Hampers for Christmas!

They’re boxed in eco packaging and tied up with ribbons. You can order these via the website and we can send them out to you, your friends and your family for Christmas. 🌟 🌟

There are 4 of each types of brownie;

🎄White Chocolate & Cranberry
🎄Dark Chocolate & Cherry
🎄Chocolate Orange
🎄Rum & Raisin

#christmashamper #festivehamper #christmas #christmaspresents #chocolate #chocolatehamper



One tiny bite bursting with different flavours and textures – all eaten in a single delicious mouthful. No tricky skewers and no messy dips. Just bites of loveliness, beautifully presented and made from the very best seasonal ingredients.

Making #canapes are my R&R and it just makes my heart sing to be making such works of art.

Sigh. This time of year we should be making literally thousands of canapes. But that’s not so this year. So, instead, we’re currently recipe developing for when events return 🙌 🙌 and we cannot wait to showcase our new creations.

#throwbackthursday#catering #caterers #weddings #weddingcaterer #canapereception #receptioncaterer #eventsindustry #events #canapequeen

Splendid Sourdough!

Splendid Sourdough!

Hubble, bubble, but without the toil and trouble… Just flour, salt and water! The beauty of making sourdough bread is that, as the starter ferments and grows, it’s getting ready to do all the heavy lifting and work for you!

Here’s Chef Ollie with one of his much-loved Sourdough loaves, which we’re selling as part of our Essential Items at Fifty Seven. With a beautifully spongey, aerated dough, a lovely crispy crust and delicious flavours from all the fermentation… Mmmmm!

#grabandgo #takeaway #sourdough #bread #buildingimmunityinthecommunity #immuneboosting

Start your day the Fifty Seven way!

Start your day the Fifty Seven way!

Here at Fifty Seven we’re serving nutrient-laden Grab & Go Breakfasts, to help you start your day with a jump-start!

Head on over, we’re open from 8.30am, North Cross Road, East Dulwich.

We have this delicious Overnight Oats, with Blueberries, Hazelnuts & Dark Chocolate.

We’re also serving Buddha Breakfast Bowls with Vegan Vanilla Yogurt; Banana Bread with Vegan Yogurt and Blueberry Compote; and Vegan Sourdough Croissants. 🙌 🙌

And between 8.30-9.30am we’re currently offering Coffee & Croissant for a fiver! 👏 👏

#overnightoats #buddhabowl #healthybreakfast #bananabread #vegancroissant #veganbreakfast #eastdulwichbreakfast #dulwichbreakfast

Nurture In Nature

Nurture In Nature

As we come to the end of the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, apples come to my mind with all their wonderful winter warming characteristics.

With these beautiful apples that I’ve picked I’m thinking of baked apples bubbling away in the oven, perhaps in a pie, a crumble or a cobbler. Perhaps caramelised on the hob and added into a tarte tatin or a puff-pastry tart. Or mixed with delicious spices and aromatics, to bring cheer into our lives.

I say to myself that if all around us the fruits and veg can still grow and bloom, we must take inspiration from them. We must dig our heels in, make sure all around us are safely with us, take in nutrients into our bodies and draw energy into our souls, and keep going!

#seasonal #sustainable #organic #apples #applecobbler #applepie #appletart #applecrumble #tartetatin #puffpastrytart #winterwarmers #bakedapples #caramelisedapples

Beautiful Brassicas!

Beautiful Brassicas

To me, there is nothing humble about the cabbage. Nor anything ordinary about the cauliflower. In my home, and in my business, they are not only much-loved but also much-revered.

Take a Savoy cabbage, for example. This hardy vegetable braves all weathers, and even grows on poor soil, yet it grows into a richly-coloured, majestic vegetable. I use the leaves in so many ways – chopped up and fried with butter and lardons, blanched whole then stuffed, in pasta, risottos, pies, stir-fries, coleslaws, pickled and preserved, and the list goes on…

Then there is the cauliflower!  Don’t even get me started!  Oh well, I have now… The joys of a fresh, firm cauliflower are so very many, and I absolutely love the fact that cauliflowers are now being recognised in all their glory. Not just to cower under a gloopy cheese sauce, but to become the hero of a meal! Cauliflower steaks fried with harissa, roasted with romesco, or even baked with a Parmesan crust. Mmmmm!

We’re selling these beautiful greens in our “Essentials” range at Fifty Seven. Do pop by and see us, and take home a piece of veg wonder!

#seasonal #sustainable #organic #vegetable #cabbage #savoycabbage #cauliflower #cauliflowersteak

🎄 🎄 Festive Savoury Hampers! 🎄 🎄

🎄 🎄 Festive Savoury Hampers! 🎄 🎄

Ho, ho ho! We’ve put together delicious hampers for Christmas! They’re boxed in eco packaging and straw. You can order these to be sent to friends or family for Christmas. Or just for yourself! ☃️ ☃️

🌟 Festive Savoury Hamper
Box Cheese Straws
Bag Spiced Nuts
Bag Stuffed Olives
Bag Pickled Vegetables
Bag Dried Fruits
Bag Pickled Onions with Juniper & Thyme
Jar Green Tomato Chutney
3 Award-winning Cheeses – Cheddar, Stilton, Parmesan
Bag 6 Crackers
100g Truffle Salami
Miniature Bottle Filippo Berio UK Filippo Berio EV Olive Oil
Miniature Bottle Filippo Berio Balsamic Vinegar
Candy Cane
Christmas Cracker

Price per hamper as listed above @ £60.00 (collection, or delivery charges apply)

🎄Add 10cm Christmas Cake @ £10.00
🎄Add Bag 2 Mince Pies @ £4.00
🎄Add Chocolate Salami @ £7.50
🎄Add mulled wine spices @ £1.80

To order please email sue@suzannejames.co.uk

#christmashamper #festivehamper #savouryhamper #sweethamper #christmas #christmaspresents #christmasshopping #filippoberio

🎄 🎄 Festive Sweet Hampers! 🎄 🎄

🎄 🎄 Festive Sweet Hampers! 🎄 🎄

Ho, ho ho! Here are our delicious Sweet Hampers for Christmas! (Boxed in eco packaging and straw.) ☃️ ☃️

🌟 Festive Sweet Hamper
10cm Brandy-soaked Fruit Cake
10cm Chocolate Salami wrapped in parchment
Bag of 4 Cranberry Shortbread
Bag 4 Stollen
Bag of 2 Mince Pies
Bag of 2 Almond Amoretti
Bag of 4 Champagne Chocolate Truffles
Bag of 4 Mini Almond & Milk Chocolate Florentines
Bag of 4 Hazelnut Cantuccini
Bag Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn
200ml Bottle Prosecco
Candy Cane
Christmas Cracker

Price per hamper as listed above @ £60.00 (collection, or delivery charges apply)

🎄Add cheese & crackers & home made green tomato chutney @ £9.00
🎄Add spiced nuts @ £3.00
🎄Add mulled wine spices @ £1.80

To order please email

#christmashamper #festivehamper #savouryhamper #sweethamper #christmas #christmaspresents #christmasshopping

@lovenorthcrossrd All you can do is smile...

@lovenorthcrossrd All you can do is smile...

It’s been a rollercoaster of a few months here at Fifty Seven @eastdulwichchef @vitsandkicks and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon…

We’re incredibly thankful to all (some familiar, some new faces) who have come to support and enjoyed our latest offering these last couple of months and we can assure you the latest lockdown hasn’t thwarted our attempts in continuing to build immunity in the community all be it in a slightly different format.

Every Tuesday – Saturday from 8:30am – 4pm you can grab your essential fresh food ingredients along with a deliciously indulgent selection of breakfasts, fresh salads of the day, immune boosting juices, hot drinks, and protein fueled vegan smoothies.

As a small thank you for everyone’s support we will now be offering coffee & croissant from 8:30am-9:30am and coffee & cake from 3pm – 4pm daily both for a fiver!

Much Love x

#shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #eatlocal

November News - Lockdown 2.0

November News - Lockdown 2.0

With over 400,000 jobs in the hospitality sector at risk, it is no wonder that furlough has been gratefully accepted.

As an employer it is incredibly important to me to offer security to my staff, and so I am incredibly thankful of this latest extension to furlough, and the option of Flexi furlough too allowing me to pull staff in when necessary. 80% of salary isn’t ideal, but it does mean jobs are saved and we are still in business, even if things are rather different to this time 12, or even 9 months ago!

It’s quite hard putting on such a brave face when around me, many peers are closing their business and staff are looking for jobs. Apparently, so I have been told on numerous occasions, I have an entrepreneurial spirit but what I truly believe is that I have incredible clients who are as desperate to have us here next year as we are to be here!

No matter what may be going on around us, I want to reassure you that we are not going anywhere. I am not sure what else I can do anyway as being a chef is literally in my bloodline. My great great grandfather was a chef at the Savoy around the time of World War 1 which certainly helped with rationing and food shortages! Now my eldest son is a chef so the family business will continue.

So, with this latest lockdown, what do we have in store for you? Many of you have been in touch kindly asking how you can support us, and to make suggestions of what you’d like us to provide. We have listened, and of course checked guidelines. Alongside essential food items we are also allowed to sell takeaway meals and of course Vits+Kicks drinks. It is important to us that everything we sell is rich in vitamins, making it easy for you to source nourishing food on your doorstep, and therefore boosting your immune system too.

From today, 10th November Fifty Seven will be open Tuesday to Saturday for:

Grab & go breakfasts – healthy & nutritious options to take away
Grab & go lunches – inc. salads to accompany delicious home made quiches
Vits+Kicks – Juices, Smoothies, Protein Shakes & speciality Coffees.
The Exceptionally Good Brownie Bar every Saturday!
Daily specials for Grab & Go suppers.
Essential Food Items including seasonal fruit & vegetables, breads, eggs etc.

Soon you will find us on the Just Eat platform too, so you will be able to order without even leaving your armchair – useful if you are having to self isolate too.

The Grab & Go Suppers will be available for collection from Fifty Seven to help you through the winter months. These will be supplied in eco packaging and ready for you to pop into the oven as soon as you get home. Quick, Easy and Simple options, as always packed with essential vitamins. A different dish every day with all the hard preparation done for you, even the washing up. Now that’s what I call a good deal!

Please call at Fifty Seven, 57 Northcross Road daily to see our specials board.

We may still be caught up in this, the strangest of times, but there’s nothing like a good, lovingly prepared, home cooked meal to make things feel a bit better.

We will also continue to offer bespoke catering as required, please do get in touch to discuss any special requirements you may have, whether Cook & Collect or Drop Off, Brownie Birthday Cakes, Dinners at home for special occasions and more.

Please follow us on all our social media platforms – links are below.

Lots of love to all of you and thank you again for supporting us through the strangest of years.

Best wishes,
Suzanne James