Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Nigel Explores The Delights of Evesham’s M & S Food Hall Café

While I am still exploring and embracing the delights of Evesham’s many coffee shops in the town centre,  Nigel has offered to help my reviewing by volunteering to avail himself of the pleasures of some of the establishments that are a little way out of town and which may not have quite the atmosphere that makes me want to linger of my cake and partake in a little people watching.
M & S Cafe 2So yesterday he took himself off to the M & S Food Hall Café on the small retail park near the station, after having a bit of a mooch round B M Bargains, Next and Poundstretcher.
M & S Cafe 3He said that it was obviously not my sort of place, with none of the said ambiance he knows I like. He said it was a bit like a hanger, echoey and utilitarian,  where all the large aluminium pipes and bare riveted joists in the world couldn’t pass off as industrial chic (a critic that I thought sounded more Darrell than Nigel). Seating was basic, with a few sofas and it was clean.
M & S CafeThe cakes were not displayed on large glass cake stands under romantic domes and handled with tongs or a cake slice, but it would have been rude not to sample their gluten free lemon and pistachio sponge, filled with lemon curd and finished with a lemon curd buttercream and nibbed pistachios with a pot of tea for one ……..
IMG_1509“It went down a treat” he said and he didn’t even miss the gluten cake, which he thought he might.  Not for me …… but definitely OK for him …… and he now has his eyes firmly fixed on the café in the Tesco over the road for his next review! What is he like?


Mr.D said...

The cake looks tasty, but I'll have mine with gluten, if you don't mind. Or even if you do.

Dianne said...

Nigel does put his heart into being our guide for the all that Evesham has to offer.....true devotion as he sets off on his fact finding missions and being willing to try all sorts of new food!....Love, Dianne

Anonymous said...

OH yummy - we have just a little holiday break and certainly hung out in a few cafes - all very nice! JantheFan x