I’ve always asserted that food, like life should be simple and honest. I’m certainly not comfortable around poncy food in general and all that goes with fine dining – extortion springs to mind mostly.
Anyway, when you come across a charming little eatery that appears to have everything that makes a place worth visiting, it makes for a very happy Polak indeed.
Such is The Golborne Deli, with its smallish but delicious sounding menu and for the area, a lot cheaper than its surrounding competitors. I rather like the small touches that indicate thought and care. Each table has a litre bottle of water, quality oil and vinegar, sea salt, chili oil and even a bottle of agave.
The brochette beckoned to me instantly. Toasted sourdough, bresaola, slivers of mozzarella, a dusting of pesto and some rocket, served with a substantial side salad and fresh lemon.
Lovely, simple, pretty as a picture and generous in size. My pal Zi had the lasagna, again, served with a side salad, and here I have to loudly applaud the perfection which this dish was cooked. Gorgeous meat, beautifully cooked pasta, just the right amount of bechamel clinging to it all, a truly enjoyable mouthful.
What does one need to produce this type of simple yet spot on grub? Care, attention to detail, presentation and flare actually.
A nice, unhurried atmosphere pervaded the deli and the staff were smiles and professionalism alike. A couple of drinks and the food came in at just under twenty quid. What an excellent find.
100 Golborne Road
0208 969 6907