Exterior

Exterior

Given our adoration of nearby Domenico’s, Relish is somewhere we’ve historically overlooked. I’d only visited on one previous occasion, many years ago, so was keen to give them another try.

I found it in thrivingly fine fettle with a barrel-load of customers, sitting in and taking away in roughly equal measure. Wednesdays in this neighbourhood always seem to be very busy at lunchtime, for no reason in particular.

Soup

Soup

Owing to the considerable demand, service was a little chaotic. Regular customers seemed to know what was going on, but it wasn’t absolutely clear to me where to queue (or whether to queue, even, given I was intending to sit in), but we all just about managed to muddle along.

Once I’d placed my order for leek and potato soup followed by a gorgonzola and sub-blushed tomato baguette, I took a seat and things then progressed in a much more orderly fashion, with the friendly and attentive counter folks soon delivering my items.

Baguette

Baguette

The soup was very good. It was a huge portion, particularly given I’d ordered the smaller of the two sizes. It was a highly accomplished rendition of this staple flavour combination.

The baguette was of similarly high quality. The gorgonzola was profuse and tangy and the tomatoes beautifully sweet. I was really pleased with it.

Interior

Interior

So overall, I was glad to have visited Relish again. I really enjoyed this stylish, relaxed and high quality little café deli. It served me two dishes to a very high standard so I’d be pleased to recommend that you visit next time you’re in this part of town.

Scores
Blythe scores Relish
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20

I ate: leek and potato soup; gorgonzola and sun-blushed tomato baguette

I wore: striped suit

Total bill: £5.45

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Written by BKR