Today, we want to talk to you about sandwiches.
Bear with us here.
The humble lunch dish has been given a gourmet overhaul by the team behind Dalston’s award-winning Pidgin. The place is called Sons + Daughters, and you’ll find it at the entrance to Coal Drops Yard, the shopping and dining quarter that’s sprung up on a revived stretch of cobbles behind King’s Cross.
The interiors are torn right out the millennial handbook, with industrial pipes running across the ceiling, pot plants on every surface and a retro tiled floor. With a smattering of tables and some counter seating, it’s really more of a ‘grab-and-go’ kind of place, but Coal Drops Yard is spoilt for outdoor space, with plenty of idyllic spots by the canal and a park set in an old Victorian gasholder – perfect for chowing down on a high-end sarnie on a sunny afternoon.
So – those sandwiches. They are going to set you back the best part of a tenner. Again, bear with us. Because these aren’t so much sandwiches as doorstopper towers of exquisite ingredients. There’s the Merguez, stacking spicy lamb sausage on top of french fries, pickled red onion and gremolata; the Egg Salad – an elevated take on the classic with miso mayo and truffle crisps for a little added texture; and the Mortadella – ham, taleggio cheese and smoked Isle of Wight tomato bookended by springy slices of focaccia. They’re all made fresh to order, so there’s no soggy crusts.
Being a grown-up sandwich shop for grown-up people, you can wash your sandwich down with Bordeaux cask-aged negronis, strawberry and basil mojitos, Manhattan sours and more. And you can finish off with a Pump Street Chocolate milkshake, or a soft-serve ice cream topped with crunchy croissant flakes.
Because you’re a grown-up.
NOTE: Sons + Daughters is currently open for takeaway – we recommend heading over to the Gasholder Park for an al fresco treat. Find out more right HERE.
Sons + Daughters | Unit 119a, Coal Drops Yard, London N1C 4DQ
Looking for food to go? Check out Café Bao round the corner.