We pay homage to the humble sarnie with our round-up of the best in SW1 (20–26 May)
The Stoke House
Rare Cornish rump sandwich
Will Ricker’s modern smoke house is all about championing great British produce, as demonstrated in their signature sarnie, a mouthwatering smoked rare Cornish rump served in chunky bloomer bread with salad, creamed horseradish and pickles.
£7.50. The Stoke House, Nova Food, 81 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0AJ; thestokehouse.com
Sourced Market offers a wide range of freshly made sandwiches and toasties with mouthwatering flavours such as seaweed & cider salami, avocado, hummus & feta and cheese toasties loaded with Keen's cheddar, gruyere and raclette. Tempted? Buy a Sourced Market sandwich or toastie between Sunday 20 and Thursday 24 May and get a stamp on a special British Sandwich Week loyalty card. Get three stamps and on Friday 25 you will get 50% off a sandwich or toastie, collect four stamps and get one free*!
Toasties from £5.75, sandwiches from £4.80.*50% off and free sandwich offer only available on sandwiches and toasties made by Sourced Market, not third-party producers. Sourced Market, Nova Food, 85 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0AJ; sourcedmarket.com
Ham and jarlsberg rustic baguette
Eat has recruited the expertise of MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Arnaud Kaziewicz to create a tasty new range of salads and baguettes for summer. Our pick is the humble ham and cheese rustic baguette, which is given a culinary twist with delicious Norwegian jarlsberg cheese.
Baguettes from 2.99. Eat, 7 Cathedral Walk, SW1E 5JH; eat.co.uk
Coco di Mama
Veganism is certainly having a moment. Just ask Italian coffee chain Coco di Mama, who have recently launched a vegan-friendly ciabatta filled with chargrilled aubergine, black olive tapenade, spicy red pesto, celeriac slaw, rocket and toasted flaked almonds.
£4.25. Coco di Mama, 139 Victoria Street, SW1E 6RD; cocodimama.co.uk
Rail House Café
Sandwich la Sandwich
Fancy a sandwich that will definitely keep you going until dinnertime? Take on Rail House Café’s Sandwich La Sandwich; delicious buttermilk-fried chicken served with aged comté cheese, pickled carrot and harissa aioli and a portion of chips.
£14. Rail House Café, 8 Sir Simon Milton Square, Nova Food, SW1E 5DJ; railhouse.cafe
Banana bread sandwich
Timmy Green’s award-winning sandwich is a little sweeter than your average lunchtime snack but it’s full-on delicious – loaded with mascarpone, fresh berries, flaked almonds and honey.
£9.70. Timmy Green, 11 Sir Simon Milton Square, Nova Food, SW1E 5DJ; daisygreenfood.com
Ole & Steen
Mackerel on rye
Fancy a Scandi-twist this lunchtime? Look no further than Danish bakery Ole & Steen’s traditional open rye sandwiches topped with authentic ingredients such as smoked mackerel, Danish blue cheese and parsnip crisps.
£5.20. Ole & Steen, 1 Sir Simon Milton Square, Nova Food, SW1E 5DJ; oleandsteen.co.uk
Spicy pork belly sandwich
Aster also specialises in modern Scandi fare but this particular filling is an innovative twist on traditional Nordic flavours. Spicy pork belly is contrasted with toasted sweet rye bread and smothered in chipotle barbecue sauce. Yum.
£8. Aster, 150 Victoria St, Nova Food, SW1E 5LB; aster-restaurant.com
Browns club sandwich
New York’s finest export is given the Browns treatment with chargrilled chicken, smoked pancetta, beef tomato, mayo and rocket. The most satisfying sarnie this side of Manhattan.
£11.95. Browns Brasserie & Bar, 2 Cardinal Walk, SW1E 5AG; browns-restaurants.co.uk
Is there anything more comforting than a grilled cheese toastie? We don’t think so. When you’re in the mood for a pick-me-up, head to G’rilla for a ‘gourmet’ twist on your favourite comfort food – with a base cheese combo of extra mature cheddar, scamorza and creamy raclette and fillings that include pulled pork and even lobster.
From £5. G’rilla, 170 Victoria St Nova Food, SW1W 0AJ; grillalondon.com
DID YOU KNOW…
According to a 2016 survey, the nation’s official favourite sandwich filling is plain old ham and cheese, followed closely by fish fingers.
BRITISH SANDWICH WEEK TAKES PLACE 20–26 MAY 2018