For the past 18 months I’ve been based in Holborn and lunch generally consists of a bog-standard sandwich from Pret or another run of the mill place.
However, about a year ago I discovered Bea’s and when I wanted more than a sandwich, but didn’t have time for a sit down meal then I’d pop down the road to Bea’s to see what delights they had on display.
I probably been about seven or eight times in that time and, as I’ve recently moved jobs, I wanted to let the world know how fab the place is and to encourage Bea to open a shop south of the river - preferably between Waterloo and Elephant & Castle!
Bea’s specialises in delicious, decadent, calorific cupcakes, brownies and desserts. I’ve indulged in a few when I’ve had a particularly bad morning and needed cheering up or if I’ve wanted to say a thank you to someone in the office. They are seriously good.
However, it’s the savoury dishes that I’ve devoured most. The lunch concept is simple – a small selection of sandwiches and a range of delicious dishes that change daily. You get given a plate (or a salad box for takeaway) and choose which ones you want to sample.
The dishes ranges from imaginative salads to tasty meat dishes (I remember a particularly good sweet & sour pork dish) and all the food is fresh and of high quality.
The prices are very reasonable and it offers a great alternative to a full restaurant lunch.
The staff are charming, chatty and friendly and overall it’s a lovely place to pop into to and spend some time.
As I eat there quite regularly, I haven’t taken any photos, but there are some great ones at Flickr.
Fingers crossed I can find an excuse to attend a meeting in the Holborn area again soon!