It was a beautiful sunny Sunday, so the mr and I headed down to our new favourite street – Bridge Road in Hampton Court – for a stroll and a bite to eat.
We settled on eating at Mada Deli, mainly because everyone else had had the same idea as us and it was the only spot with a free table out front.
A deli with chandeliers is always going to appeal to a lady who lunches but the real joy here was the stuffed moose head looking over the dining room. (Don’t worry, it’s not real.) It’s a quirky space that’s quite fun.
Being casual, you order at the counter and food is brought to your table. The server walks around with your food and calls out your number – pay attention! They seem to only call it once and not particularly loudly.
The menu is fairly wide ranging, including options for vegetarians and gluten free. There’s also plenty of fresh juices and smoothies on the menu.
My husband opted for the Mushrooms on toast, rocket, blue cheese, walnuts, tomato & mushrooms on rustic bread & tea/coffee £7.50. Overall it was enjoyable, though it was a whole lot of blue cheese.
I had the Chicken, avocado, pesto & pine nuts £4.50. Really nice bread, nice chicken, bit skimpy with the avocado. It was all right but slightly dry from the pesto/pine nuts, it needed more moisture.
I don’t know why, with such a good menu, I always opt for a sandwich. I think I’m going to self impose a moratorium on eating sandwiches until 2015.
Mada Deli is a great brunch spot, particularly when it’s sunny and you can sit on the pavement.
PS – if you saw some crazy people buy the giant red phonebox cum wine rack and squeeze it into the back of a mini convertible and drive down Bridge Road I confess, that was us.
11-13 Bridge Rd, East Molesey KT8 9EU
Street parking or use overpriced car park at the train station.