Our Customers


Over the years, Allens has built up a huge customer base of London's great and good.


A lot of our customers are local residents, but we also have the privilege of serving some well-known names.

Unlike some online butchers who claim to be Michelin-quality but don't have any Michelin-starred restaurants using their meat, we supply the vast majority of Michelin-starred kitchens in London. The fact that these celebrated chefs choose to use Allens above all other suppliers says all you need to know about the quality of our meat.


Marco Pierre White
"My favourite shop in London"

Allens has been Marco Pierre White's first choice for a traditional butcher ever since he opened his first restaurant, Harveys, at the age of 24, and has remained his favourite butcher ever since.

There he trained future masters - including Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal.

Marco earned his third Michelin star at the age of 33 - the youngest chef ever to achieve this, and the first Briton.

Marco now owns a number of restaurants around the UK, including Wheelers of St James, which he co-owns with Sir Rocco Forte, and Marco at Stamford Bridge, which he owns along with Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich.

Allens supplied the meat for the ITV1 series' Hells Kitchen and Kitchen Burnout, at Marco's request.


Michel Roux Jnr
Chef Patron, Le Gavroche
"A great traditional butcher, excellent quality meat"

Allens has supplied Le Gavroche for over 25 years.

In 1982 the restaurant was awarded it's third Michelin star - the maximum possible - and was the first in Britain to achieve this. The Head Chef was Albert Roux until 1991 when his son Michel took over.

Le Gavroche was the winner of Outstanding Front Of House Team at he London Restaurant Awards in 2005. In 2008 Le Gavroche came in at number 22 on The San Pellegrino "World's 50 Best Restaurants".

Michel Roux Jnr has recently been a judge on the BBC2 series Masterchef - The Professionals.


Nigella Lawson
"Allens are endlessly helpful and their meat is of a consistently high standard - I must be one of their most grateful customers"

Nigella has been an Allens customer for 15 years.

Her first book 'How To Eat' was published in 1998 and sold 300,000 copies in the UK. 'How To Be A Domestic Goddess' followed in 2000, which won her the title of Author of The Year at the 2001 British Book Awards.

Nigella has had several series on BBC television, including Nigella Bites, Nigella's Christmas Kitchen, Forever Summer, and Nigellissima.


Chris Galvin
Chef Patron, Galvin Bistro
"We use Allens Butchers in Mount Street because of the outstanding quality, friendly and professional service"

Chris Galvin began his career 30 years ago, working for Antony Worrall-Thompson.

He has been Chef Director of the Conran Group, and Executive Chef of The Wolseley - winning numerous Restaurant of The Year awards in his 2 years there.

Chris opened Galvin Bistro with his brother Jeff in 2005, Galvin at Windows in 2006, Galvin La Chapelle and Cafe a Vin in 2009, followed by Galvin Demoiselle, in Harrods, in 2012. The most recent Galvin opening was The Pompadour, in Edinburgh, in 2013

In 2008 Galvin Bistro was the winner of French Restaurant of the Year at the London Restaurant Awards.

Galvin La Chapelle was voted Restaurant of the Year in the Tatler Restaurant Awards 2010

In January 2010 Galvin at Windows was awarded it's first Michelin star, with La Chapelle following suit in 2011

Chris and Jeff Galvin were voted AA Chef's Chef of the year in 2011-2


Brian Turner
"A great butchers... that's what I call service, oh - and I love the meat!"

Brian Turner is one of Britain's most successful and well-known chefs. In addition to running highly respected restaurants in the UK, he has become a successful television personality, appearing regularly on 'Ready Steady Cook', 'This Morning', 'Daily Cooks Challenge' and 'Saturday Kitchen'.

He has also been President of the Academy of Culinary Arts since 2004.

Brian’s most recent book, Great British Grub, was launched in September 2009.


Café Anglais
Chef Proprietor, Le Café Anglais
"Allens of Mayfair’s beef, lamb and game are simply streets ahead, and the service is as pleasantly old-fashioned as the shop itself"

Rowley Leigh started his cooking career at another Allens customer - Le Gavroche. He opened Le Café Anglais in 2007 and has used Allens since the beginning. It was opened to a fanfare of critical acclaim, which continues to pour in.

Le Café Anglais was the winner of New Restaurant of the Year and aAIM London Restaurant of the Year at the London Restaurant Awards in 2009.


The Ivy
Executive Chef, The Ivy
"Top quality game and the service is second to none"

The Ivy is probably best known for being a favourite among A-listers. Allens has supplied The Ivy since it's relaunch under Caprice Holdings in 1990.

The Ivy was the winner of the London Academy Award Of Excellence at the London Restaurant Awards in 2000.


Scotts
Head Chef, Scotts
"We use only the best quality ingredients. All our new season lamb, veal and grouse comes from Allens of Mayfair. They look after us well and the quality is excellent"

Scotts is part of Caprice Holdings, which also includes The Ivy. Allens has supplied Scotts for over 25 years. Scotts was the winner of the BMW Square Meal Restaurant of the Year in 2008, and also won the AA London Restaurant of the Year 2008-9 award.


Bibendum
Head Chef, Bibendum
"We get our game from Allens. It's simply the best and our customers love it"

Allens has supplied Bibendum ever since it was opened in 1987 by Sir Terence Conran, Simon Hopkinson and Lord Paul Hamlyn. Situated in the famous Michelin House building in Chelsea, Bibendum is named after the Michelin 'Tyre Man'.

The Bibendum Cookbook is a collaboration between founding chef Simon Hopkinson, and head chef Matthew Harris, to celebrate Bibendum’s 21st birthday.

Bibendum was the winner of the Most Consistently Excellent Restaurant at the Tatler Louis Roederer Restaurant Awards in 2008.

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