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Introducing Evenings at Delish.

About Delish Deli

From a jumbo jet to a deli!

Hi, we are Hilary and Matt and welcome to Delish, our decadent and sumptuous deli.

Our story began in 2006, when we met on a flight to Delhi while working as worldwide crew for British Airways. We flew on many flights together staying in 5 star hotels, experiencing excellent customer service and visiting many places only a few are privileged to see. In 2008 we welcomed our daughter Tallulah into the world, who is certainly a character and is very entertaining. I’m sure she will be holding court in Delish with our customers by regaling her stories or enacting some sort of show. When she was 11 months old I went part time and returned to the skies.

Delivering the British Airways hallmarks and service standards for over 25 years enabled us to gain a wealth of experience to interact with people from all walks of life and cultures, be it royalty, film stars, government officials or someone’s elderly relative. The things we have seen and heard onboard make for great story telling at dinner parties.

Matt and Hilary
Delish Deli is now open

Matt has always had a flair with food and we both love entertaining. Our knowledge of the first class product we delivered onboard coupled with our experiences of dining around the globe and our enjoyment of entertaining meant that people often commented that we should open our own restaurant. Matt enjoys seeing people appreciate his creations and is always looking for the next tasty recipe. I always dreamed of owning my own tea shop or deli, and having worked in a few over the years in between flying I started to think about exactly what I wanted to offer and in which location.

So, as the aviation industry struggled to survive during the Covid 19 crisis, Matt chose to take voluntary redundancy after 25 years of loyal service and Delish was born! I have chosen to stay as part time crew but when I’m not flying I will be in the deli alongside Matt serving delicious food, sweet treats and putting together wonderful hampers. I am always on the lookout for new products to try and as a true trolley dolly I love shopping the world.

We will be offering a 1st class service with a twist. Drawing from our own experiences we aim to deliver a truly decadent and sumptuous experience for everyone to enjoy.

Our Delish team

Introducing our fantastic team at Delish.

Matt and Hilary

Hilary & Matt

Hi, we are Hilary and Matt and welcome to Delish, our decadent and sumptuous deli.

We will be offering a 1st class service with a twist. Drawing from our own experiences we aim to deliver a truly decadent and sumptuous experience for everyone to enjoy.

Angie

Angie

I have 20 + years working in hospitality and can only see myself working with the public, I love interacting with people and always being busy.

With a busy life, 3 girls and a dog I know how to multi task and do everything I can to ensure your experience is as good as you’d expect from a top class deli.

Carley

Carley

I’m friendly, fun and hardworking with total dedication to everything I do. I’m a proud mum of 2 beautiful daughters who make me smile every day. I love running and keeping fit, socialising with friends and family and above all else I love Beyoncé, chocolate and wine!

I’ve worked in hospitality for 15 years and love being part of creating that ‘family’ environment at work with the customers and my colleagues. Looking forward to seeing your lovely faces at Delish!

Els

Els

I am a happy and enthusiastic Dutch lady, married to an Englishman with one son who is a Merchant Navy Officer. Most of my professional life was in the hotel industry based in different parts of the world and more recently I was a Teaching Assistant for over 14 years.

I am now semi retired but still really enjoy working part time in the service industry.

What People Say

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Finally got to visit this amazing place and had a wonderful lazy lunch accompanied by a gorgeous rose wine (highly recommend). Lunch was the Westbourner and Pilly Pilly Chicken for hubby. Oh, and a fabulous cocktail or two hit the spot too! This is such a lovely place and if you are thinking of going, do it. You won't be disappointed at all. Everything was just perfect - the service, the food, the presentation and of course those cocktails! A truly 'first class' experience and now our new go to place for lunch and more. P.S.the marmalade and goodies at the deli counter were a real find too. Thank you.

Hi - I had your afternoon tea yesterday and it was amazing!

I had one of your goodie boxes delivered yesterday, organised by our son. All the food was delicious, thank you Tina.

Ordered afternoon tea for delivery, what a treat. Fresh sandwiches, lovely light scone and delicious cakes. All presented and packaged elegantly. Thank you, made a very nice treat at the end of difficult week. Would highly recommend.

Tasty coffee with an added free home made vanilla fudge, a lovely selection of home made food and a deli counter with cheeses and other delicatessen ideal for home or as a present. Very friendly and professional staf. Take aways, collection or deliveries only during the lockdown.

Lunch for 4 on Saturday - delicious food, friendly staff, beautiful cups, plates, decor .. very stylish and comfortable .. will definitely return.

Visited on Saturday and my Flat white was perfect-the fudge added to the experience. Will definitely revisit.

Thank you so much for my wonderful afternoon tea experience. Iloved the turkey, brie, cranberry and chilli jam filling so much, that I bought a jar of my own to recreate at home, fingers crossed.
The owners, Hilary and Matt are so welcoming and have managed to give this little bijoux loveliness, a sense of home.

First visit today. What a lovely experience. Just had a latte and a massive toasted tea cake. Absolutely delicious! Had some amazing cakes pastries pies quiche etc... defo going back and highly recommend a visit. Staff were lovely too.

Excellent food and service, would definitely recommend a visit.

Incredibly friendly staff, and hands down the best sandwich I've ever eaten! Highly recommend the Turkey Melt sandwich, absolutely divine.

Popped in today to introduce myself. Wow wow - it looks amazing and once lockdown No.2 is over then I will look forward to eating and drinking there. There is a deli counter plus products to buy on the displays. Unusual relishes and pickles and once its open for eating in the owners will increase their stock. I brought home some mixed pitted olives and 2 individual cakes which looked yummy and were yummy. Lovely owners and can't wait to go there again.

Great selection of delicious sweet and savoury goodies.
Lovely friendly service. Be back soon 🥰

Lovely coffee and cake deal. Can’t wait for it to be able to fully open. Defo be back 👍🥰

Hilary and matt have done a fab job on the deli. Lovely coffee and lots of yummy treats. They are open for takeaways. I Cant wait to dine in after lockdown.

Went today for the first time. Very impressive interior. Great hot chocolate . Everything looked lovely , brought some Isle Of Wight garlic and some spiced fig dressing . Cant wait to go for afternoon tea in December . Very friendly owners Hillary and Matt . Please support this local business.

Fab coffee and cake!! Lovely to meet you both today... good luck! And can’t wait to pop in again!! 😋👍🏻 Lemon drizzle 👌🏻 highly recommend Delish Deli!!

Best coffee I’ve had in a long time served with a scrumptious little salted caramel fudge cube - rocky road very yummy too - delish for sure!

First visit today and certainly won’t be the last... great coffee and best carrot cake for miles💕

Julie and Stuart

June 2021

Brigida Reynolds

March 2021

Tina McCarthy

March 2021

Mary Compton

March 2021

Els Andrews

January 2021

Kerry Wakefield

December 2020

Cathy Meatyard

December 2020

Alison Bailey

December 2020

Michelle Cox

December 2020

Karen Milligan

December 2020

Paddy Lee

November 2020

Lynda Karpen

November 2020

Steven Phillips

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David Ramon Golding

November 2020

Hannah Maddison

November 2020

Mandy Lockyer

November 2020

Nick Bennett

November 2020

Kerry Wakefield

November 2020

Louise Speight

November 2020

Special Evenings & Private Hire

Delish can be booked for private hire for any special occasion or partial hire and we now have our alcohol license. Please call or email for more information.
We are also available to cater for private functions.

Delish Gift Vouchers

Now available to spend on decadent dining or tasty treats to take home!

BRUNCH • AFTERNOON TEAS • AFTERNOON CHEESE • DELI FOODS • ARTISAN TEAS & COFFEES • HAMPERS