While Edinburgh was having some red-sky-in-the-morning induced hell-mouth weather, I tootled off to Glasgow, where it was simply dark and slightly miserable. That description somewhat fitted my general state of well-being, too, as I was dealing with the after-effects of a wonderful evening at Mithas, after which I’d had rather too many glasses of beer.
Lettuce Eat, on Argyll Street, served me a very respectable bacon roll, earlier in the day, so come lunchtime, I decided to head there for lunch, too.
The place has a pretty standard sandwich shop setup. Two lovely counter women, efficient and full of the diamond Glesga banter, look after making the rolls to order, while a chap looks after the financial transactions. It’s a really efficient little system, and one that places like Let Me Eat and others, where I’ve encountered some ropey service, of late, could learn a thing or two.
From their range, I opted for a ham, egg and salad roll, with chicken chowder my soup choice, from an array of seven options. The counter woman had made the soup with her own fair hand, and assured me it would knock my hangover on the head, good and proper.
Once returned to our Glasgow offices, I eagerly unwrapped my items. The sandwich was properly stuffed, to the point of overflowing. The filling was good and tasty, so I was completely delighted with it.
The soup was, if anything, even better. It was the kind of chicken soup that soothes you, body and soul. It was a great warm hug of a soup, with lovely herby freshness. It was expertly seasoned, too.
So Lettuce Eat served me really nicely. It’s a lovely welcoming place, and one I can definitely see myself using regularly, when sandwich lunches are required. I’d highly recommend the soup, and look forward to trying a different variety from their impressive selection, on my next visit.
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 14.5/20
Today’s quester was: Blythe
I ate: chicken chowder; ham, egg and salad roll
I drank: nowt
I wore: lovely blue suit
Total bill: £5.40