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Lunch At Paul Rothe and Son Delicatessen London W1

My delightful lunch experience at Paul Rothe and Son Delicatessen, Marylebone Lane, London W1, was a step back in time. What started as grocers in 1900 when the owners lived above the shop, the family business has evolved. Today, it’s a delightful deli specialising in freshly made sandwiches with soups, jacket potatoes and British favourites like sausage rolls. Not only is it a place where your sandwich dreams come true, but it’s a cosy retreat with an old-fashioned charm. If you’re looking for the best sandwich shops near Bond Street or cafes on Marylebone Lane, Paul Rothe and Son is the place to go.

paul rothe and son cheese and pickle roll

“During peak hours, you might have to queue, but the wait is a small price for a sandwich tailored to your taste and the warm welcome given to regulars and newcomers,” Homegirl London.

Paul Rothe and Son Lunch Menu

The handmade sandwiches offer many combinations, so knowing what you want when you enter may save time. Begin by choosing your bread from white or granary-sliced to crusty rolls, large brown baps, ciabattas, baguettes and bagels.

paul rothe and son shop counter

As for the contents, try any combinations you like without judgment. Main fillings include chicken mixes like tikka, coronation and Mexican. Meaty offerings range from salt beef to corned beef, gammon ham, bacon and sausage. Fish fans will be happy with smoked salmon or the homemade mackerel pâté. Then you have all the different types of cheeses which are vegetarian.

paul rothe and son sandwich fillings

Secondary fillings like cucumber, tomato and lettuce can then be contemplated. Finish with hummus, coleslaw and condiments like pickles, chutney, marmite mayo, salad cream, mustard and season with salt and pepper. They’ll also ask if you want butter before assembling. If you want your sandwich toasted, they will oblige.

paul rothe and son cheese and pickle crusty roll

What did I choose? I opted for mature cheddar cheese with Branson pickle on a buttered crusty white roll on my first visit. It was so simple yet incredibly satisfying. I savoured every mouthful. It’s so hard to find crusty rolls in supermarkets and cafes, so I was super Happy!

paul rothe and son soup

I paired this with the delicious dhal soup. They usually have two soups, veg and non-veg, such as scotch broth and leak with potato.

paul rothe and son jacket potato with beans and cheese

On another visit, a piping hot jacket potato topped with butter, baked beans and cheese was a warm reprieve on a wintery day. Choose any sandwich ingredients for your jacket spud, such as tuna mayo or coronation chicken.

paul rothe and son meat treats

The deli also offers Scotch eggs, sausage rolls, gala pies and quiches, which you can accompany with a salad. Add sweet treats like flapjacks, brownies or millionaires’ shortbread to round off your lunch.

paul rothe and son interiors

Plus, there’s a range of take-home products like jars of olives, tins of pumpkin puree, honey, spreads, preserves, biscuits, panettone and more.

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Helpful Information About Paul Rothe and Son Delicatessen

paul rothe and son exterior

They don’t have an official website, but you can find them on Instagram @paulrotheandson. Located at 35 Marylebone Lane in London, W1U 2NN, it’s a brief stroll from Bond Street, Oxford Circus or Marble Arch Stations. Their doors are open from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm, Monday through Friday and 11.30 am to 4.00 pm on Saturdays. Stepping inside, you’re greeted with an adorable, old-fashioned atmosphere featuring wood panelling and Formica tables. One wall is dedicated to an impressive sandwich counter. It’s a great place to dine solo or meet a friend and a brilliant spot to take guests visiting the city who want a slice of London history.

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Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about eateries where I had a good experience. I recommend you do further research as standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the establishment is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.