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The Sandwich Shop

South Kensington
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54 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4QT, England
+44 20 7589 2849
5:45 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:45 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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137 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

The menu is a little confusing but there is a huge selection and the quality is good. There are no tables and the building is very small. The prices were great.

1 Thank Rosebowl94991112
Copenhagen, Denmark
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162 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Tired of paying way too much for a skimpy little premade bun that's been sitting in the cooler for who knows how long? Then try this simple little sandwich shop, with tasty and substantial eats for half the price you'd pay anywhere else in London. Made to order too. Fuel up before you hit the V&A.

Thank sandy c
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

the food is good, the people that work there, especially the blonde haired women are very very rude, the chicken escalope wrap is really good, the breakfast baguette is horrible

Thank Walker H
Milan, Italy
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Busy yet very polite, cheap and yet very tasty. A perfect spot for grabbing a quick meal and enjoying it at Hyde Park which is literally a two minutes walk from there. Totally recommended! 2.7£ for a very tasty baguette is definitely a great deal considering the central location!

Thank MattChinaski
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Coming here at least once a month as well as to other cafés and sandwich shops, I have concluded that this is my personal favourite for the following reasons: - Cheap food. - Large variety in meals, sandwiches, drinks and dessert. - Fast and very friendly service. - Normally quiet, perfect for doing work.

Thank M L
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

As an infrequent visitor to London, I used trip advisor to find this gem among the fancy flash apartments and car of Kensington. Friendly staff, massive range of food to suit all tastes and cheap. You have got to try it

Thank Eracric2
Aberdour, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015

There is nothing pretentious about what's on offer, but that's great. Food is freshly prepared and the place is full of local cabbies and workmen, which is always a good sign. Breakfast baguettes were a favourite with the kids.

1 Thank GWinskill
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2015

I love this place, I go here 3-5 times a week at least! cheap sandwiches that are delicious. They'll make your sandwich with cold cuts the way you like but I suggest trying their creations! They are so good. I have a hard time trying new ones because I always want the same thing. Tandoori chicken is my favorite but... More 

1 Thank Amy P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is by far the best lunchtime food place in the area, especially if you like mayonnaise which their food is drowned in. Seriously though, the sandwiches are varied and delicious, prices very reasonable and portion sizes huge. Makes a nice change from al the overpriced horrible places in the area.

2 Thank l12e12b12
Oslo, Norway
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

Excellent choise for a quick lunch to go. Large and tasty baguettes for less than 3 pounds. Friendly staff.

5 Thank Toraldo38

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $9
Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
5:45 am - 8:00 pm
5:45 am - 8:00 pm
5:45 am - 8:00 pm
5:45 am - 8:00 pm
5:45 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighborhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7589 2849

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Kensington

Neighborhood Profile
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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