I wouldn’t have thought I’d have been so impressed with a jacket potato for lunch. But my recent visit to The Potato Project in Soho was one of the more satisfying meals out I’ve had recently.
From “a twist on a classic” to “something a little different,” The Potato Project’s menu ranges from just what you’d expect to see placed atop a potato to more inventive and even intriguing combinations.
For my lunch, I went with something from the “different” menu: the autumn wild mushrooms, spinach, blue cheese and truffle oil (£6.20). It was delicious and hearty – and kept my appetite at bay for hours. I must say though I had some difficulty deciding on my order. There were a number of other options that looked just as temptingly tasty. Sides were of equal consideration. I enjoyed every bite of my sweet potato hummus with pear (£2).
Service was friendly and fairly quick when I dropped in midweek. On the later side of lunchtime, the venue (homey and nookish affair with extra table seating downstairs) was booming. Lots of folks seemed to be regulars especially keen to be having their nosh there. After my meal, I could see what they liked so much about the place: honest food at a decent price served without a fuss.
The Potato Project is located at 27 Noel Street, W1F 8GZ, with a second outlet opening at BoxPark Croydon soon. Find out more at thepotatoproject.com.