February 2, 2013 City Centre, soup No Comments

Escalator up to Food Court

Today’s review was impacted upon by the weather, with horizontal snow altering my original plan, which had been to walk to Dundas Street. The snow diverted me instead to the food court at St James Shopping, a place that hadn’t previous cropped up on my culinary radar.

I imagine the place is a terrifying mass of folks on a busy Saturday, but my visit was on a mid-afternoon Monday snow day, so the place was rather quiet. I found the place rather depressing, and just a little worn around the edges, but clean; very clean.

Food court

The food court had a few places from which to choose, but I settled upon Sandwich Delights. It had a choice of meal deals, from which I opted for soup (mushroom), a toastie (cheese and red onion), and a cup of (filter) coffee for £5.50.
I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but the counter woman was incredibly friendly, and I was heartened to hear one of my fellow patrons come up to the counter to proclaim the tomato soup to be “absolutely delicious”.

Soup and toastie

I was soon carrying my tray of items over to one of their booth seats. The toastie wasn’t great; just routine cheddar and red onion in sliced brown bread. The best word to describe it would be unremarkable.
The soup, on the other hand, was surprisingly good. It was crammed full of mushrooms, really well seasoned, and generally a soupy delight. The coffee wasn’t half bad, either.

So overall, I found unexpected joy at Sandwich Delights. Who knew that you could find such a tasty bowl of soup in such an unlikely location? Obviously, I wouldn’t strongly advocate that you pay this place a visit, but should you be compelled to visit here, during a trip to St James Shopping, head towards this counter, as the service is accurate and friendly, and the soup is more than decent.

Extreme soupy close-up


Blythe scores Sandwich Delights
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
2/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 12/20

Today’s quester was: Blythe

I ate: mushroom soup; cheese and onion toastie

I drank: filter coffee

I wore: pinstripes

Total bill: £5.50

St James Shopping

Written by BKR