One of the oldest names in New Covent Garden Market, John Connell @ French Garden is a specialist catering supplier providing an excellent service to London’s finest restaurants.
A small bespoke company, the team at John Connell, have a renowned reputation for meeting and exceeding the requirements of the more discerning customer, some of whom have been happy clients for more than forty years.
The business was originally a fruit and vegetable wholesaler, with a rich and diverse history in the market trade, able to trace its roots right back to before the advent of the original Covent Garden, as far as the 1700s. Click here for a potted history of John Connell.
However a decline in the retail greengrocery trade in the early 1990s led to the decision to expand the existing delivery service supplying West End restaurants.
When the original owner, whose family had owned the company for almost 250 years, retired in 2013 it became a part of The French Garden, supplying everything that the parent company has coming through its doors plus much more.