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We will be taking orders for Christmas until 17th December.
Please note we will be unable to make changes or alterations to Christmas orders after the 17th December.

Please also note that we will not be able to accept orders or changes to orders via e-mail.
You can however place your order on the website or telephone one of our team on 020 7727 8243.


Cooking your Bronze Turkey

Preparation -

Check the giblets. These are wrapped separately and separated from the bird. Sprinkle the bird with salt and pepper, and fill the neck cavity with stuffing.

If you are also stuffing the rear cavity, take care that air can pass over the stuffing into the body cavity. If air cannot circulate freely inside the bird there is a danger that the stuffing will be cooked while the turkey remains undercooked.

If you are not stuffing the turkey, you can place a large peeled onion inside the cavity. We find this enhances the natural flavours of the meat.

Cooking Instructions -

Place the turkey breast down in the roasting tray. The only fat deposits in the turkey are in the back and these will percolate through the breast meat during cooking, resulting in a greater succulence and flavour. Because of their natural succulence, our turkeys cook far faster than mass produced birds.

Start the turkey roasting at 400°F (200°C) / Gas mark 6 for 30 minutes, then turn down to 350°F (177°C) Gas mark 4. Baste occasionally. Turn over for the last half hour to brown the breast.

If aluminium foil is used, an extra hour’s cooking is required. The foil must be removed for the last half hour if a crisp brown skin is required.

Cooking times, weight and sizes for the oven:

Weight 4-4.5kg 5-5.5kg 6-6.5 kg 7-7.5 kg 8-8.5kg 9-9.5kg 10-10.5kg
Length 27cm 31cm 32cm 33cm 38cm 40cm 46cm
Width 20cm 21cm 22cm 24cm 28cm 29cm 36cm
Height 14cm 18cm 19cm 19cm 19cm 22cm 25cm
Will Feed 6-7 7-8 8-9 10-12 14-16 18-20 20-22
Cooking Time 1 ¾ hrs 2 hrs 2 ½ hrs 2 ¾ hrs 3 hrs 3 ½ hrs 3 ¾ hrs

Please note all cooking times, weights and measurements are approximate.

Ready -

The turkey is ready when the juices run clear. Test with a fork or meat skewer behind the knee joint of the thigh where the meat is thickest.

See our turkey carving video here.


Cooking your Geese

Recommended cooking times -

Gas mark 6/190°C - allow 15 minutes per 1 lb (500g), plus an extra 20 minutes at the end.

Geese Sizes for Your Oven

Weight 8-9lb
Length 31cm 36cm 40cm 45cm 47cm 50cm
Width 20cm 22cm 24cm 26cm 28cm 30cm
Height 20cm 22cm 24cm 26cm 28cm 30cm
Will Feed 5-6 6-7 7-8 8-9 9-10 10-11

Please note all weights and measurements are approximate.