Delice de France
With a meeting having slightly run over and a pressing engagement awaiting my attention back in Edinburgh, I had to grab something quickly in Glasgow’s Central Station before hopping on the eastbound train.
I spotted a branch of Delice de France, which I don’t think I’d ever visited before, so popped in to give it a call.
The friendly counter woman was full of helpful words so I was soon on my way with a veggie croque monsieur (£3.45) in hand.
Having successfully boarded the train, I tucked in at my seat. On reflection I would have been better munching it on the walk to the train as the poor quality white bread had been toasted to the texture of chipboard.
This meant each bite gave me a mouthful of sawdust and a dusting of bread shrapnel all over my beard, shirt and trousers.
This was a shame as the filling was pretty good, with profuse mushrooms in a decent bechamel and just about enough cheese for a melty texture.
So overall, Delice de France looks like a pretty routine railway station outlet offering things with some promise that are ultimately let down by pointless corner cutting. If they took the time to use some better bread and/or toast it to a more sympathetic texture, they could be on track to being a reliable spot. But that bread…
Address: Central Station, City Centre, Glasgow G1 3SL