Since I wrote this post, Delish Deli & Kitchen has sadly closed. It’s been replaced by The Crafty Banker, a speakeasy style micro pub specialising in ales and gin from craft suppliers all over the country.
We’re lucky in Rugby that we’ve got quite a few options of eateries, both for evening meals and lunchtime snacks. The last time I visited Delish on Bank Street, it was an IKEA-style furnished cafe that served some pretty nice food, with plenty of vegetarian options and some lovely breads. Since then, which admittedly was a while ago, it’s had a bit of a revamp. Gone are the white space-age tables and chairs, replaced instead by traditional homely wooden furniture and a new menu including brunches, flatbreads, bagels, panini, burgers and hot sandwiches. That’s before you even get to the counter-top offerings of sausage rolls, Arancini and the lovely breads that still remain.
I went for something off the specials menu, a chilli beef flatbread. Thin crispy pizza-style bread loaded with beef chilli, cheese and rocket. Mr M went for a goat’s cheese, red onion marmalade and rocket flatbread which was fab, although probably a bit on the rich side for one person to themselves.
We couldn’t help but treat ourselves to a Moroccan lamb roll, a sausage-roll-esque delight of herby minced lamb encased in pastry. Definitely something I might try and recreate at home.
Delish was packed when we went on a Saturday lunchtime and I imagine it is fairly busy all the time. I think they open occasional evenings too, and they took part in the recent 1st Thursdays event in Rugby with a gourmet burger menu that looked fab. Delish offers simple, good quality food, reasonably priced, in nice surroundings. The only thing they could sort out are the front windows that are endlessly covered in condensation, meaning if you don’t know what awaits you inside, your inability to get a sneak peek might mean you don’t venture inside, depriving you of a nice little treat.
We paid in full at Delish Deli. They didn’t know I was a blogger.