Aldi launches new Gastro range half the price of the M&S premium food selection

Aldi Lasagne al Forno
(Image credit: Aldi)

Aldi has launched a new Gastro food range and it gives M&S range a run for its money.

The low-cost supermarket chain has added to its selection of premium range items and shoppers will be surprised by the like for like dishes - for a fraction of the price of M&S food.

If you've already treated a loved one to Aldi's impressive Christmas hampers and shed a tear at its adorable Christmas advert (opens in new tab), you might want to start filling up your fridge with more of their tasty delights.

With prices as low as £1.99 for sides and £2.99 for a main dish, compared to M&S starting price of £6 for a main, there is plenty to choose from for less.

Aldi Mac n Cheese

Here's how the Aldi Gastro range stacks up against M&S with like for like dishes:

  • Gastropub-inspired 800g lasagne (opens in new tab) costs £3.99 compared to the same size £8 version from M&S.
  • The BBQ beef brisket (opens in new tab) from Aldi, which weighs 438g and costs £3.69 will set you back £7 at M&S for a 465g portion.
  • And a 562g chicken leg dish in a mushroom and white wine sauce costs just £2.99 compared to M&S version that's £6.
  • Mac n Cheese (opens in new tab) £3.79 vs M&S Best Ever Mac & Cheese (opens in new tab) costing £6.50.
  • Slow cooked pork belly (opens in new tab) with honey and apple glaze only £3.79 at Aldi and slow cooked pork belly hog roast is £7 at M&S.
  • Beef dripping triple cooked chips (opens in new tab) are just £1.99 and at M&S a similar pack will set you back £2.75
  • Dauphinoise potatoes (opens in new tab) are just £1.99 while M&S potato gratin dauphinoise are £2.75.

Aldi already stocked some products in its Gastro range but adding even more choice is much welcomed - not only will shoppers be able to take advantage of the lower prices but the taste quality is not expected to be compromised.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.