August 6, 2014 Salad, Spanish 1 Comment

Exterior

Exterior

With the weather set fair once more, I was in need of lunch on the go to take advantage of the sunshine and temperate conditions. Stockbridge seemed like a good place to aim for as I’d heard about the recent opening of Spanish deli that sounded rather intriguing.

Over the road from The Pantry and Bistro Moderne, just next to Take it Away, Spud, Goya 23 already feels like an established part of the Stockbridge furniture. Majoring on delectable items for home consumption, they have a little takeaway lunch menu offering sandwiches and salads that showcase their excellent produce.

Salad

Salad

My eye was taken by a bonito (white tuna) salad, so I ordered that from the warmly welcoming counter folks.

I got a little run-through of the ingredients: salad leaves, tomatoes, potatoes, avocado and piquillo peppers, with the chunky fish served in an escabeche style sauce. A little bag of piquito bread sticks were provided separately to give things some extra crunch.

Interior

Interior

Having snapped the required photos, I ate as I walked back up the hill towards the centre of town. The salad proved to be very good indeed, with freshness to the fore and an excellent array of harmonious flavours and textures. Rarely have I been so impressed by a salad.

So overall, Goya 23 strikes me as a great new addition to our lunchtime and ingredient sourcing options. The shop is a veritable treasure trove of different items and boasts some impressive looking hams. I’d highly recommend a visit.

Scores
Blythe scores Goya 23
4.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16.5/20

I ate: bonito salad

I wore: lilac shirt

Total bill: £4.20

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Written by BKR