Tardis

Tardis

I feel my head has been turned, of late, by the lure of burgers and other meaty treats. I haven’t been devoting anywhere near enough time to my beloved soup. I rectified that today, though, with a trip to Souped Up, a police box cafe on St Patrick’s Square.

Having been trading since November 2014, the place offers a focussed menu with a daily changing soup of the day, cheese paninis, cakey treats and coffee. I opted for the first two, matching a large soup with a cheese and veg panini.

Soupy soup

Soupy soup

The extremely smiley and jovial counter woman was swiftly about the task of ladling my soup, then setting about assembling my panini filling of cheese, red onion, peppers and tomatoes. It took a moment or two for the panini to be ready, but that was time well spent to melt the cheese properly.

I took the bold step of eating my items at one of their little garden furniture tables. It was a bloody cold day, but the hearty and delicious soup warmed the depths of my soul. With grain mustard bringing a lovely tang, it was a rustic and deeply satisfying soup. It rightly takes its place amongst the Soupquest exceptionals.

Menu board

Menu board

The panini was entirely more simple fare, but the extra care and attention in preparing it meant it was as good as it could be, so a further well done to the counter woman for that.

So overall, I was well impressed with Souped Up. On a chilly day it hit the spot very nicely, with excellent soup and warmly welcoming service. I’d be glad to recommend it for all your soupy needs in this neighbourhood.

Scores
Blythe scores Souped Up
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4.5/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 16/20

I ate: leek and potato; cheese panini

I wore: striped hat

Total bill: £4.80

22a St Patrick’s Square
http://www.getsoupedup.co.uk/

Written by BKR