Upstairs At Gastronomy Deli

7 Jan



1. the practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food.

Gastronomy has got the Hale demographic down to a tee. They like gilt mirrors, mismatched china and lampshades made by their very own Rebecca Kennington. They like dark chocolate and ginger tiffin, pink champagne at noon and delicately floured and impeccably thought through sandwiches.

ImageImageThere’s a distinctly unfussy feel to the place – most of the menu is printed in beautiful chalk on the gigantic blackboard atop the stairs, meaning you have to stand amongst the expensively clad diners to  get a peek. That doesn’t mean you can’t get a face full of proper deli food though, with rotisserie chickens and combinations like rare beef and blue cheese inevitable covets at lunchtime.

ImageImageImageThey also do breakfast which includes posh porridge and the amusingly titled Hale beans on toast. Afternoon tea bestows you with handcut sandwiches, a pot of tea, a cake collection, a scone with clotted cream and jam, and if you’re willing to pay an extra few, they throw in a glass of fizz too.

It’s impossible to leave the deli without a little brown bag of broken biscuit cake which will see any Country Club and Spa workout blissfully reversed.


For an example of what else is on offer, in the photographed visit Simon and I stuffed our faces with…

  • Chips with sea salt, mayonnaise and ketchup.
  • The Big Bad Wolf on Granary: 3 Little Piggies of roast pork, bacon and sausage with BBQ, lettuce and coleslaw.
  • The Hot Cold Turkey on Granary: roast turkey, goats cheese, mixed leaves and chilli jam.
  • A strawberry milkshake and a cranberry juice.

// Find Gastronomy in Hale village at 191 Ashley Road.


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