I visited Fork Deli Patisserie in Bloomsbury last week and although I eat out quite a bit, this is one of the first proper food reviews I’ve done on the blog.
The Deli is a quirky space with lots of wooden features inside. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by the friendly, attentive staff members. They seemed like real friends chatting away in quiet periods and not rushing about which showed a real focus on great customer service.
The first thing that you notice when you enter Fork Deli is the amazing spread of cakes and smell of fresh food wafting around the deli.
Sweet treats at Fork Deli
When I arrived around lunch time on a Sunday, Fork wasn’t too busy and there was some relaxing but lively music playing (at a great level so you can hear yourself think). Fork Deli also serve breakfast as well as catering platters for special occasions.
Fork Deli is affordable in the real sense, not in the London house builder sense – despite being slap bang in the middle of London between King’s Cross (St Pancras), Euston and Russell Square.
They sell a selection of pastries, sweet treats, hot and cold drinks, quiches and salads and also sell other household bits for your kitchen cupboards.
I’m not a coffee drinker but this place is known and commended for it’s coffee. Quite a few people came in to only order a coffee while I was there. I opted for a hot chocolate and it was smooth with a creamy top.
The quiche on offer was butternut squash, goats cheese, baby basil and mushroom. It was soft and a good temperature as I don’t like quiche when it is cold/ refrigerated. I had the non-vegetarian version with parma ham and the pastry was light and crumbly (vegetarian options are available). The salad had chickpeas, asparagus, edamame and feta with a sweet salad dressing.
The herbal teas on offer are provided by Zig Zag Teas and Fork Deli are one of their official stockists. I sampled the blackcurrant and elderflower herbal tea from their large selection and I was happy with my fruity choice.
I couldn’t leave without appeasing my sweet tooth from their vast range of cakes, pastries and muffins. I had to opt for a cinnamon roll. Warmed up. The verdict- soft, sticky and delicious.
Blackcurrant and elderflower herbal tea and a cheeky cinnamon bun
You can help yourself to free water at the back of Fork Deli from self service jugs. Free wifi is also available but wasn’t working when I visited.
The space inside Fork Deli Patisserie was decorated with some interesting artwork by some lesser-known artists. Beside my table were a few by Dianka and the piece ‘Baby Buddha’ symbolised the life of a child refugee with themes of nostalgia and loss.