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Borough Market: Sandwich special

It’s been almost six months that my office moved to London Bridge and for that whole time I have been waiting for the perfect lunch break to sample Borough Market’s finest treats. The time finally has come. It was a bank holiday Monday, the office was quite but the food market was buzzing. I took out some cash and clutching it in my fist started sifting the market row by row.
If anyone that’s ever been to Borough market knows that depending which way wind blows, you might get a strong whiff of cheese. I traced this smell to Kappacasein and my my my it was a stand serving grilled heaven on toast.
Mountain of grated cheddar cheese pressed between two slabs of Poilane (French sourdough) bread, with a touch of garlic, onion and leek it is toasted in most hardworking toasters I have ever seen. Queues so big you have to be given a paper ticket! Great way to avoid hungry squabbles.
And queues don’t lie- this was the best cheese sandwich I have ever had. It was crunchy on the outside and oozing with cheese on the inside. Toasted perfection! I still dream of it sometimes…
Grilled cheese sandwich is £6 a pop, but for a taste of childhood it is definitely worth it!
Because I have an appetite of a python and I am terribly bad at making food decisions, I have decided to use this opportunity to sample another delight of Borough a Market – Hot Salt beef sandwich by Northfield Kitchen.
Mountain of fluffy tender beef is efficiently stuffed between fresh white bread. Spiced with a classic pickle it is a killer of a sandwich. Beef flavouring is delicate and whole thing melts in your mouth.
Looking at the size of these babies for £6 you are getting a bargain! With a big smile on my face I headed back to the office. This was one epic lunch break. It is almost impossible for me to tell you which sandwich is best.
They both satisfied very different cravings and hit completely opposite spots on the palate. I will however have to give it another year before my liver can handle a repeat session of carbocide.

Black & Blue


Situated right in the heart of Borough market its a great place to go for a spot of lunch or dinner and to escape hustle and bustle of the stalls. For meat lovers they have really good steaks. As my other half says – ‘simple food prepared well’. It’s true, it’s always hard to find fault with medium rare marbled ribeye steak.



All steaks are served with chips, choice of dips, sauce and house salad thats toped with grated cheese.

I found sides to be quite simple, nothing fancy. But perhaps this is what makes the flavour of this slab of meat shine.


Black & Blue do not take table reservations for two people, so if you have to wait – have no fear, Black & Blue bar is excellent. Great choice of wines and fancy cocktails, fairly reasonable prices too. You will be seated by a marble topped bar table underneath the brick arches of the train tracks with trees decorated with fairy lights on each side of the bar.


This is not a bad steak restaurant, but nothing fancy. I would definitely recommend it if you are on a budget. Our meal of two ribeye steaks, one pecan pie, two cocktails and one baileys came up to total of £75.


Black & Blue
1-2 Rochester Walk, Borough Market, London