I’m coming back to this as I always intended I would. There was a mixed response to Pickle and Rye (Part 1). Most believe the product is great: serious ingredients and friendly, passionate service. Still much comment on the price though.
I have been back 3 times to see if I can firm up my view – yes, the sandwiches are really good but is it always worth the money in this location? (and therefore can it last?) I have to now say, yes, for sure.
We had a “breakfast bagel and coffee for a fiver” deal – Maino really liked the bagel, I thought it was fine (funny egg). Crucially, it felt like good value. I have also tried a couple of other sandwiches but the stand-out was the turkey club (which was actually constructed classically rather than in the advertised wrap because this was road food for us and therefore recommended as less messy to eat). Seriously good. additionally, these visits illustrated that the place is busy and clearly has a loyal following.
I still maintain you can’t charge a fiver for a sandwich on normal cheap white bread. So, fine, I won’t order that one again
Sheen Lane (opposite the junction with Vernon Road)
£5 give or take
Quality ingredients, passionate preparation – you get what you pay for.