Pickle & Rye is an American sandwich shop located in Mortlake, South-West London. It was established in 2010, but has just moved up the road to a bigger space, so is now roomier and has a lot more seating. The newly opened cafe is right opposite Mortlake train station, which is ideal for peckish commuters jumping on or off the train, or for pedestrians stuck waiting at the level crossing (which is quite often the case in Mortlake!).
Owned by an American living in London, Pickle & Rye's concept is to bring American-style sandwiches to the capital. The menu includes lunch choices such as New York Style Salt Beef Reuben (homemade salt beef, sauerkraut & Russian dressing with melted emmental on toasted white rye) or Pat's BBQ Pulled Pork (cider-braised pork shoulder, homemade coleslaw, leaf lettuce & smoky BBQ sauce on a soft roll). Prices start at £4.25 for a humble BLT sandwich, and go up to around £8.00 depending how 'American' you want to make it - i.e. the more filling crammed in the better. There is also a 'sandwich of the month', which is often themed to the season or recent occasion.
As well as lunch options, Pickle & Rye also serves breakfast - toasted bagels filled with eggs, bacon and cheese - and of course the American favourite: coffee (and English tea and soft drinks too). It's ideal if you're bored of eating pre-made, pre-packed sandwiches; all of Pickle & Rye's sarnies are unusual, fresh and made from scratch while you wait. There is also a catering menu if you have a meeting or event with lots of hungry people to feed. For more information, and to see the menu in full, visit their website. They are on Facebook and Twitter too (@pickleandrye).