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Philpotts Sandwich Shops, Birmingham - Colmore Circus

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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
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Published March 28th 2013
I said sans mayo
Philpotts have a string of sandwich shops dotted around the city centre, but they've now opened one near the Steelhouse lane police station - only two minutes from Colmore Row. They offer familiar favourites served how you like. Nothing too-fancy, just simple, honest food that reminds you of sandwiches your mom made you as a kid.


It's quite an inviting sandwich shop too: they have an Italian theme, with vintage paintings on the wall and a gold and cream decor. They sell the following breakfast and lunchtime fillers:

Coffee: espresso, Americano, mocha, caffe larte, cappuicno, and corretto (cappuccino/latte with a shot of Amaretto)

Tea: English breakfast, Earl Grey, green, camomile, and fruit tea.

Soups: Cumberland sausage and potato/Classic country vegetable/Vine-ripened tomato and coriander. If you're after something more exciting try their gourmet soup of the day: Thai chicken noodle, which is delicious and has a fresh zip compared to the other soups.

Inside Philpotts

They're famous for their sandwiches though, which come on either brown or white bread:
Avocado salad(2.70), free range egg & cress(2.00), turkey, bacon stuffing (£2.95), pastrami and mustard (2.80)/with stilton & chilli mayo. (2.95) Coronation chicken, peppered mackerel (2.85)
BLT (£3.25), New York Deli (3.25)
Or you can opt for white/crusty baguette which is 40p extra. There are also extras you can add on, including a salad (30p), rolls/speciality bread (from 60p), gourmet salad (60p)

Food boards in Philpotts

Sandwiches of the week:
Roasted turkey with crunchy peppers, cheddar & mayo, hickory BBQ sausage with sweetcorn, mixed peppers, spring onions and salad, Italian chicken with red onions, mixed salad (£3.10 each)

If the sandwiches don't tickle your fancy, try the hot specials:

Baked potatoes, plain costs £1.95
Roasted meat 4.45
Two slices of toast with a croissant hot drink 2.00

They have an extensive list, if you have dietary requirements they'll tweak your sandwich/soup to your requirements.

Breakfast is served from 7.30am-11am. Black pudding, melted cheese, thick buttered toast, pork sausages, home cured back bacon, crispy bacon are on offer: they have all the classics!

Philpotts bites

Fruit and snacks are also available if you're only peckish: Tyrells crisps, Eat Natural bars, REAL D'Lites crisps, and caramel waffles. I like to put the caramel waffles on top of my tea so it warms and gets gooey in the middle when you take a bite.

Philpotts is arguably one of the first pioneers of cafés that offer a more refined, bespoke experience, so of course they already have a following. Join the fans and tuck into your favourite sarnie on your lunch break.
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Why? Freshly made sandwiches, what more could you ask for?
When: 7.30am-3pm
Phone: 0121 212 2757
Where: Colmore Circus Queensway
Cost: Prices start from £2.00
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