I found a wonderfully airy and welcoming space, which is equal parts deli, cafe and gallery/performance space. It had a really nice feel to it.I ordered at the counter, opting for a soup and sandwich combo. I chose red pepper, mushroom and tarragon soup then matched it with a three-cheese toastie. I asked the friendly counter woman to bring an espresso to follow.
I took a seat and awaited delivery of items, which promptly arrived. The soup was hearty and rustic and packed good flavour. The toastie was pretty good, too, with a nice combination of well melted cheese.
The espresso, a Goosedubs blend from Dear Green, was rather good, too. I was left to reflect upon a very relaxing and high quality lunching experience.
So overall, I really enjoyed my visit to Gesso. I think there’s room for the food to be a wee notch better, but I thought the space was just lovely and the atmosphere highly conducive to relaxed enjoyment. I look forward to visiting again.
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20
I ate: cream of red pepper, mushroom and tarragon soup; cheese toastie
I drank: water, espresso
I wore: grey suit
Total bill: £8.80