In our first of a new series, here’s an off-the-beaten-track gem which serves up some seriously good quality local food.
In a nutshell: High quality, often home-grown continental (and beyond) deli food
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11–4
Example price of a meal: Nearly all dishes- sandwiches, deli platters, open sandwiches, grinders (baguette sandwiches) – are between £4 and £6. There are often temporary off-menu special dishes too, and puddings vary from day to day but are excellent. Takeaway also available for many dishes.
Dishes to try: The Los Muchachos sandwich is brilliant for fans of chorizo; the deli platter gives you a great range of delectable meat, olives, hummus, and cheese (veggie platter also available); the Spanish parcels (grilled serrano ham containing goat’s cheese and quince paste) and bouche ruffec with lavender and honey are unusual and incredibly tasty. Everything comes with salad.
Best feature: The food is very high quality, much of it grown by the deli’s owners, original (no tuna mayo sandwiches here), and there’s often something new to try.
Worst feature: When it’s busy space can be an issue, and service isn’t as fast as some town cafes- though that’s because everything is freshly prepared.
Relevant offers: Meal deals- any grinder and a small coffee/can of pop for £5, add any loose leaf tea to any salad for £1.50, any large coffee and a slice of cake for £4 between 2.30 and 4 p.m.