London's 8 Best Sandwiches

By Malika Dalamal  |  March 31, 2014

Hunting out the best sandwich in London has become an obsession - a daily one. For days when the same old bread and cheese combo just won't do, we've found the perfect thing to light up your lunch hour. In fact, we've found eight of them.

  • Pecorino, San Daniele & Rucola at Assaggi
    The DIY sandwich at this neighbourhood Italian starts with pecorino cheese melted on wafer-thin crisp bread. Wrap it around salad leaves and proscuitto and add a dash of olive oil to make an extraordinary Italian-style burrito.

    39 Chepstow Pl., W2 4TS; 020 7792 5501

  • Bacon Sandwich at St. John Bread and Wine
    If simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, the proof is in this bacon sandwich. The humble bacon butty at St. John is made with juicy slices of Old Spot back bacon cooked on an open flame and sandwiched between char-grilled fresh bread to give it an authentic smoky flavour. Smother it in homemade ketchup made from a mix of tomatoes, vinegar, spices and apples, and we guarantee you'll never order a BLT again.

    94-96 Commercial St., E1 6LZ; 020 3301 8069

  • Toasted Cheese Sandwich at Kappacasein
    This grilled-cheese sandwich speaks for itself, but if you really need us to spell it out for you, this is why it is so brilliant: imagine a generous helping of Montgomery cheddar melted on the inside and outside of Poilane sourdough bread and oozing with a mix of chopped onions, leeks and garlic to give it a little extra kick.

    Maltby Street Market & Borough Market

  • Chicken Banh Mi Baguette at Banhmi11
    Get ready to fall in love at first bite at Banhmi11 - a Vietnamese food stall and small takeaway restaurant in Shoreditch - specialising in handcrafted baguettes. The popular grilled chicken breast marinated in coconut milk and lemongrass is served with salad tossed in a traditional Vietnamese caramel sauce - the perfect blend of sweet, sour and crunchy.

    101 Great Eastern St., EC2A 3JD; 0207 253 1620

  • Jonah's Toasted Chocolate Sandwich at The Wolseley
    Skip straight to dessert with the gourmet (and grown-up) version of Nutella on toast at The Wolseley in Piccadilly. Marbled chocolate brioche is toasted and oozes with rich chocolate sauce. On the side - a dollop of crème fraîche. Why not?

    160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB‎; 020 7499 6996

  • Chicken Shawarma at Maroush
    This Middle Eastern speciality works just as well at lunchtime as a late-night snack (they are open till 3 AM). Thin shavings of marinated chicken are sliced off a spit roast and served with tomatoes, pickles and a creamy garlic sauce and wrapped in warm Lebanese bread.

    21 Edgware Rd., W2 2JE; 020 7723 0773

  • The French Dip at Dip & Flip
    If you're not familiar with the French Dip it's a meat sandwich that you dip in gravy. Try it at this Battersea restaurant where they serve their fried chicken, beef and lamb sandwiches ready to dip. Order an extra side of gravy and go crazy.

    87 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HW

  • The Lomito at Moo Grill
    Traditional gourmet sandwiches from Cordoba, Argentina, are not for the fainthearted - or those who need to go back to work after lunch. The classic Potro is loaded with a hearty helping of grilled steak, ham, mozzarella, lettuce, tomato and a fried egg.

    4 Cobb St., E1 7LB