Eat this: Morty & Bob’s Sandwich Bar, a premium take on sarnies

Ingredients like porchetta and popcorn shrimp are coming to its new high-footfall site in Westfield London.

31 July 2019
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  • The Gist: Pimped up sandwiches
  • The Chef: Charlie Phillips
  • Location: Westfield Shepherds Bush, London W12 7GF
  • Food in 5 words: Banishing soggy sandwiches from lunch
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How did we get here?

Morty & Bob’s isn’t just set for fancy new developments like Coal Drops Yard. The all-day grilled cheese restaurant and bar is opening an offshoot in Westfield this October.

The sandwich specialists started out as a street food operation, named after owner Charlie Phillips’ two grandfathers.

It will join Bleecker Burger, Pizza Pilgrims and casual dining Venezuelan offering Caracasas part of Westfield’s revamped food offering.

Morty & Bob’s Sandwich Barwill feature the brand’s ‘instafamous’ grilled cheese toasties, which include varieties like mushroom and truffle as well as burrata with pea shoots, alongside a number of new hot sandwiches made fresh in front of the customers.

What’s different about it?

It’s pushing the premium sarnie out to the masses. The menu at Morty & Bob’s latest outletwill bring Londoners a new take on filled sandwiches, according to the brand.

Sandwiches continue to be big sellers and remain the most popular lunch choice overall – present in 1.1bn lunchboxes in the past year, up 0.4%, according to Kantar.

Meanwhile, attempts to give the sandwich some novelty have been successfully, with the Japanese sando an object of much experimentation.

Fresh additions include the chicken schnitzel sandwich with a lemon zest crust and house slaw, and a so-called Brunch Bun with crispy smoked streaky bacon, smashed avocado, soft scrambled egg, shoestring fries and M&B mushroom ketchup.

Some of the collaboration specials that have featured in the Coal Drops Yard restaurant will also make an appearance. The series has included chef Mark Hix, who came on board with a sandwich of black pudding, spring onions and tangy apple sauce, grilled between thick slices of sourdough bread, topped with melted Neal's Yard Dairy cheddar.

Morty & Bob’s has also teamed up with Patty & Bun previously to create a burger and toasted sandwich mash-up. The Jose Jose Grilled Cheese consists of sobrasada – a raw, cured sausage from the Balearic Islands – paprika, peppers and pickled onions.

Sides to accompany the sandwiches include the house salad of shredded kale, carrot, cabbage, broccoli, feta and fresh herbs; Bob’s home-roasted tomato soup and the parmesan truffle fries.

You’ve got to try...

The slow-roasted porchetta sub with house slaw, salsa verde and gravy drizzle.

Sparkie also likes...

The popcorn shrimp brioche roll with dressed crispy salad.

Go if...

You want something sexy from your sandwich.

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