About Gail’s Bakery
Gail’s Bakery sell a fantastic array or breads and baked goods. They’re situated on the corner of Church Road, at the bottom of George Street and close to my old flat. There are better and cheaper bakeries around Hove but I’ll stop by if there’s no queue out front. Going to Gail’s reminds me of living in London. When working in Soho, I’d stop at their branch on Wardour Street for coffee before shift. It’s strange to think about how long ago that was and how infrequently I’m in Soho. Reminiscing over sausage rolls is the closest that I’ve been Soho in some time. I miss that place.
Did the sausage roll look appetising? Was it lovingly displayed in the shop window?
Lovingly displayed and with a nice golden sheen to it.
How much did you pay for it? Was it good value for money?
£3.40 for takeaway which felt pretty steep.
Was it carefully wrapped? Did it arrive home intact?
Plastic bag with bakery branding on. There was a good bit of grease transfer and some steam inside the bag due to the heat. I would have liked a napkin.
Did it have a satisfying weight? Was it reassuringly dense?
This is a chubby sausage roll, far more meat than pastry.
Was it warm and ready to eat or cold on arrival?
Perfect warmth for immediate snacking.
Was it buttery and flaky? Did it hold together?
Excellent pastry, nice bit of flaking and sesame seeds on top.
7. Quality of meat or filling
Was the filling substantial or did you mainly chew air?
Very juicy meat and a lot of it.
Was the sausage roll delicious and well-seasoned?
Again, I felt this was under seasoned. Some cracked black pepper and salt would really elevate this sausage roll. The pastry had good flavour but the meat was a little bland. Some English mustard would have helped but that wasn’t on offer.
Were you left satisfied or wanting more?
I sat on a bench close by and scoffed it down whilst having a staring contest with an aggressive seagull. A little bit of heartburn followed. Satisfaction would have been higher with a touch more seasoning.
10. Bonus Points
Did anything warrant bonus points? Eg. a little pot of mustard or friendly service from the staff?
No queue for one demands bonus points and the excellent loaf of bread that I bought also. I think the seeds on top of the sausage warrant bonus points too.
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