Tesco has launched an online store for party food, called Easy Entertaining.

Easy Entertaining aims to provide a one-stop-shop for all party needs in time for the Christmas season.

It sells products such as platters of hot and cold finger foods, canapés and main dishes such as lasagne.

Initially available in London, all orders will be delivered from its four dotcom stores in Enfield, Greenford, Aylesford and Croydon.

The site, at tesco.com/easy-entertaining, also has pre-selected party menus for customers.

Tesco director of internet retailing Ken Towle said: “We’re delighted to launch Easy Entertaining and think our customers will really appreciate being able to buy party food alongside their regular online grocery shop, especially as we approach the Christmas party season. 

“Customers can get great party food at our usual low prices, delivered straight to their door. This will help to make party planning much simpler, whether it’s lunch with office colleagues or a big party for dozens of excited kids.”

Tesco rivals Marks & Spencer and Waitrose also have party entertaining online shops.