One of my favourite things about living in London is that there’s always something new happening, and recently that something new was the opening of Melt Room, a new grilled cheese sandwich shop in Soho. It’s not too far from my office, so on the opening day several of my colleagues and I stopped by on our lunch break to check out the selection of grilled cheese sandwiches…
On opening day there was a queue out the door (so many grilled cheese lovers!) but the team at the counter were still able to get us through quickly (about 15-20 minutes from joining the queue to leaving with a sandwich) and also kept us fed with complementary crisps while we waited. They were also offering a £5 meal deal special for a sandwich + drink, which I totally took advantage of, along with a voucher for a free sandwich to the first so many customers. (Which means I’m certainly heading back there soon for a free grilled cheese – yay!)
The menu is short & succinct, but even so all of the sandwiches sounded so delicious and I struggled to make a decision. Lucky for me, my colleague Christina was happy to go halvsies with me so we could both try the Pastrami and Pulled Pork Shoulder sandwiches. Yum!
I thought the Pulled Pork Shoulder grilled cheese was a bit sweet for my liking (there was a good amount of apple chutney in it to complement the pork), but the cheese still melted beautifully and it was wonderfully juicy so I was happy to finish my half. The pastrami was the perfect (for me – I love savoury!) balance between meaty and creamy, with a great bite from the horseradish sauce. Next time I go I’m either getting the Pastrami grilled cheese, or a totally different option so I can try something new. (I’m not sure yet, so if you’ve been and have a favourite let me know!)
One of my colleagues picked up a Nutella & Mascarpone Melt for dessert, which I took a bite of, and oh my was it tasty. If you love sweet things or Nutella, I’d say this one is for you.
Now, I didn’t try – but I did notice – the breakfast melts which look uh-ma-zing. Like, seriously. If I ever needed motivation to head to work early, queuing up at Melt Room to try one of these would certainly do it for me.
Are you a grilled cheese fan, and have you checked out Melt Room yet?