Toby’s Lunch 19th November

Short, sharp one today.

After picking up my IBS relief tablets this afternoon, I stopped off at Burger King and treated myself to an XL Bacon Double Cheeseburger and crinkly fries. It’s hard to deny they’ve innovated with these little potato offerings, but I found myself yearning for the simplicity of the McDonalds fry.

Impressive on the outside and inside!

Impressive on the outside and inside!

Review / Tony’s lunch – Inito 28 October

There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch

Inito roti

Inito roti

Whoever said that didn’t have lunch with me today. Having lived in India I’ve watched with eager eyes as Inito Roti has been put together near my place of work.

When I lived in India I used to have rotis for lunch very often, normally they’d be dipped and dunked into chickpea curries, acting as a mini naan bread. Delicious.

Now, as a big fan of wraps (the alternative to boring, old sandwiches) I was delighted to see that in Inito, roti bread was being used as an alternative to a tortilla style wrap.

Roti is generally an Indian bread, made from stoneground wholemeal flour, traditionally known as atta flour, that originated and is consumed in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

As I walked to Sainsbury’s to pick up some San Pellegrino water (I developed my taste for sparkling water when living in India) I saw Inito had opened it’s door(s).

Inito roti menu

Inito roti menu

I peaked my head through and was informed that they weren’t properly open just yet, but I could join the queue and try some of their fare.

Well, what a treat! There are numerous options here. I jumped in and went for the chicken, chickpea masala, spinach with mixed herb chutney sauce. It was a winner.

Now the amazing bit – I didn’t pay for it. “What, did your Mumbai?” No, when did I mention my mother being with me?!  It was because they’re not officially open. I was gobsmacked.

It’s only some 30/45 minutes later I realise the genius of this. Due to me enjoying the food and the proximity to my work, I’ll almost certainly be back. I could end up potentially having one of these every lunch time I want to be reminded of living in India, which is most of them let’s face it.

My colleagues are especially pleased as they adore my anecdotes about the time I lived in India.

Chicken and Chickpea roti at my work station

Chicken and Chickpea roti at my work station

It’s worth noting that we review both things we have and haven’t paid for. If you would like us to review your restaurant please get in touch. Especially if it’s going to be free.

Tony’s Lunch: 16 October 2014

Hiya!

How are you all?

Frittata with leeks and other items

Frittata with leeks and other items

Lunch time! I wasn’t at home last night (naughty naughty!) so didn’t get a chance to bring any food of my own in today. A mistake considering my current financial mismanagement.

I contemplated another £3 meal deal but the thought of it made my bowel quite irate. Instead I headed to a little place I know pretty well.

I chowed down on a frittata with leeks, feta and other items. This came with a side salad of broccoli and some weird nuts and some new potatoes. I washed it down with some fizzy apple drink.

£6 in total. I’d tell you where it is, but I quite like going there and if you all hear about it it’ll get full and I won’t be able to get a seat. Sorry.

Tony’s lunch: Monday 13 October

photo (10)With money a little tight before payday (total blowout at Broadway market on Saturday!)

I decided to venture to Tesco and scan their meal deal options. I have to say I was impressed by the number of different sandwiches available, they even had a HOT HOT HOT chicken with what looked like red bread?!

I wasn’t feeling that adventurous though so went for a ham and cheese sub. Got to be honest, it wasn’t up to much, however, the BBQ Beef Hula Hoops and Chocolate Yazoo really went down a treat.

For £3 I’d argue I did pretty well.

5/10

Tony’s lunch: Baguette 7 October 2014

BWell this is embarrassing, our first day of blogging about our lunches and we both have ham!

You may come to realise we adore pigs and all their yummy bits!

I normally have more exotic lunches but as I’m going for dinner this evening I decided a quick trip to Eat would sort me out.

I opted for the ham, brie and cranberry baguette. It was really very reasonable as I like all three of those ingredients and together they work quite nicely.  I also made quick work of a bottle of San Pellegrino (NO, it’s not alcoholic! It’s a type of water silly).