Londonist asks that most pressing of daily concerns: where to go on your lunch break.
Castle Sandwich Bar
54 Paul St EC2A 4LN
0207 739 4702
6am - 4pm (Monday-Friday)
Expect to Pay: Under £5
Rating: 9.5 out of 10According to manager Elia Casotti, the Castle Sandwich Bar has been owned by the same family and in business for 37 years. Despite its significance in London caff history, the Castle is still, as Russell Davies sums it up, a “great unassuming place.” A refuge of calm from London’s relentless commotion, this is where you want to sip that restorative cup of tea.
While sipping, grab some lunch. We did and were most pleased with Castle’s “famous” steak ciabata, a generous and slightly (just right!) peppered sandwich which we will eat again! Although priced at £3.80, we were only charged £3.50 for the sandwich with a drink! Considering that our lunch at Castle Sandwich Bar was on the same day that we posted news about London being the world’s most expensive city for dining out, we couldn’t have been more pleased with the price of our scrumptious lunch.
Londonist would also like to mention that the chaps behind the counter were incredibly friendly and that service was top notch. See you soon!
Photography by Tiki Chris © 2007