My acute observation skills were once more to the fore, the other day, when I originally attempted to find BaGet Stuffed, after MJ had spotted it from the bus. I ended up at Bonnington’s after walking clean past my intended stop. I questioned its existence, but was reassured that its lack of observable presence was user error on my part.
I managed to engage the appropriate senses, today, spotted the place, and was soon contemplating a wide selection of items, from their chalkboard.
The counter men were as friendly as you’ll find, full of helpful and cheery banter, keen to ensure that they made your dishes to your specification, and full of sunny smiles to match the gorgeously temperate day.
I opted for a toasted hummus and falafel wrap, to go with my soup, which today was chickpea, lentil and spinach.
I had a gloriously sun-kissed stroll back to work, with lunch items in hand.
The food didn’t quite live up to expectations, sadly. The wrap was a bit of a tough eat. The balance wasn’t right, so while each bite had reasonable flavour, it was all a bit dry, with the wrap itself rather too chewy.
The soup was better, if a little under-seasoned. The counter man did ask if I wanted salt and pepper added, so I should have nodded along to that question, but I’m generally loathe to season before tasting. I had salt and pepper to hand, though, so things were soon back on track. The soup was nicely made and had good flavour combinations, so smiles were restored after the less auspicious wrap.
So overall, BaGet Stuffed will go down in my memory as a really friendly place that needs to work on their food, to bring it up to the standards that their welcome suggests might be on offer. They’re located in quite a competitive area for sandwich takeaways, so they’ll need to up their game a little, to carve out a sustainable niche.
Blythe scores BaGet Stuffed
2.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 12.5/20
Today’s quester was: Blythe
I ate: falafel wrap; chickpea, spinach and lentil soup
I drank: nowt
I wore: pink shirt
Total bill: £5.70