With my legs in remarkably good shape after yesterday’s considerable mileage, I trotted along to the lovely confines of Thistle Street, with the intention of trying out the Thistle Sandwich Bar, which I had spotted on my travels, the other.


The busy little place, which gave the impression of being just the place for an excellent breakfast roll, was alive with activity, as punters queued and waited. Marshalling the show were two friendly and helpful counter staff.

Ham and Egg Mayo Roll

I was keeping things simple, today, so chose from their pre-made sandwiches, although the sandwich counter was doing a roaring trade in made to order ones. To my ham and egg mayo roll, I added a large minted pea and ham soup, from their daily range of three options.

After gambolling back to the office, I contemplated my choices. The checked out the soup, first. I established that it was really tasty and still a touch too warm, so turned my attention to the roll.

Minted pea and ham soup

It was simple and uncomplicated, with a good amount of filling. The egg mayo was well seasoned and ham had good flavour. The poppyseeds made a colossal mess of my desk, as expected, so I was really pretty happy with things.

The soup was extremely good, with a lovely blend of sweetness offset by the fragrant mint. The consistency was light and smooth, the flavours suitably punchy. It was exactly what the doctor ordered on this bitingly cold day.

So overall, I was pretty impressed with the Thistle Sandwich Bar. It offers you straightforward, tasty grub, and today that’s exactly what I was after. I think Lime, just along the road, offers a little better quality and variety, but I’d be very happy to visit this place again, and will no doubt do so, over the coming months.

Blythe scores the Thistle Street Sandwich Bar:
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 13.5/20

Today’s quester was: Blythe

I ate: ham and egg mayo roll, minted pea and ham soup

I drank: nowt – the hot soup was thirst-quenching enough

I wore: brown Dior trousers

Total bill: £3.80

Written by BKR