Did you read that fascinating article in the Guardian last year about the UK’s unique love of sandwiches? It turns out that wodging something delicious between two slices of bread is actually a very British activity, like nicking people’s countries off them, and really nasty sunburn. We’re not surprised, really. There are few things in life that aren’t improved by popping them in between some fluffy carbohydrate.
As far as we know, the biggest sandwich in London is the ‘Madhattan’ at Canary Wharf’s Manhattan Grill, which reckons it’s big enough to share between four people. Probably more, if we’re honest, look at the absolute bloody size of it. It contains nearly a kilo of USDA prime beef fillet, melty cheese, streaky bacon, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, Portobello mushrooms and a solid foundation of sweet caramelised onions. In a bun (for the want of a better word. The thing is over 14″ long.) It also comes with four glasses of wine/beer, and unlimited fries and coleslaw. In case, you know, you get peckish.
The Madhattan costs £120, which sounds obscene for a sandwich but actually is quite reasonable when split between four people. BUT it’s going for half price during National Sandwich Week, which runs between 20th and 26th May. To get the discount, all you have to do is share a picture of your monstrous meal (#ManhattanSandwich) on Instagram, tagging @MarriottWestIndiaQuay. And voilà! A food coma for four for just £15 a head.
Author: Emily Gibson
Emily is an urban adventurer, blogger and
glutton foodie on an epic quest to uncover the best things to eat, drink and do in London. She lives in East London and loves ceviche, cycling and magic shows. Lifelong nemeses include beetroot, beards and wine served in tumblers.