Over the years, Broughton Street has become a diverse and eclectic collection of restaurants, shops, bars, cafes, and grocers. Nestling snugly within the mix is Chequers, a sandwich shop and takeaway.

With no provision for seated munching on the premises, Chequers is styled somewhere between Snax and Greggs, so far removed from the some of the “cool kid” delis in the district. It has a busy board of options, a range of different rolls to choose from, covering both breakfast and lunch roll requirements, and a good array of fillings.

The fillings were generally your standard, pre-packed fare, but the brie looked pretty decent, and the rolls came from a local bakery that supplies a number of the local sandwich shops.

Gary, a fellow soup fancier, and I both opted to try their soup of the day, a vegetable broth.

Gary described it as “proper Granny broth”, as his grandmother used to frequently make a similar concoction. I thought it was very tasty, with a good amount of lentils, beans and barley lurking in its depths.

We both chose a ‘hedgehog’ roll, Gary opting for roast beef and mustard, while I sampled the nice looking brie, adding some ham and mustard.

The rolls were substantial, with the freshly-baked roll itself the highlight. The fillings were well balanced, if a touch unspectacular. But at £3.30 for soup and sandwich, this place certainly offers you good bang for your buck.

Overall, Chequers provided us with good soup and hearty rolls. I was very pleasantly surprised by the place. It lacks the elegance of some of the other local venues, but for a quick bite on the run, which was very much the order of the day, today, it gives the impression of being totally reliable. I have a feeling that it will do pretty good breakfast rolls, also, so I may be popping back once the December hangover season swings in to effect.

Blythe scores Chequers:
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 13/20

Gary scores Chequers:
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
5/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 15/20

We ate: Roast beef and mustard ‘hedgehog’ roll, ham, brie and mustard ‘hedgehog’ roll, vegetable broth (2)

We drank: the soupy goodness was moisture enough

We wore: coats that were just a little too warm for this very mild lunchtime

Total bill: £6.70

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Written by TheDudley