Visiting Borough Market, I knew I needed to try some kind of cheese dish. My mum had said to me there was a really nice raclette cheese stall in the market, so with raclette in mind, I headed off with the idea in my head.
For some reason, I didn’t actually google where the place was supposed to be. I literally walked around the market by using my nose. Who does that in 2017? I spent a good thirty minutes trying to smell the raclette. With pad thai, hot dogs, paella, burger stalls everywhere I turned, it was impossible. I finally gave in, and googled it.
Shortly after, I found the name and marched around until I found it. There it was. The beautiful little store, with massive cheeses bubbling perfectly under a grill. You can choose to have a small plate of new buttery potatoes with raclette cheese melted all over with some pickles, or you can get a grilled cheese sandwich.
We queued for less than five minutes and got a raffle ticket for our order number. Minutes later, a plate of potatoes, warm cheese and gherkins were handed to us. The dream.
WHERE: 1 Stoney Street, Borough Market
The stall had a really cool vibe, a lady came to us with raffle tickets and handed us them after we had paid in the queue. There was a small wooden table where a couple of people where eating their raclette with prosecco.
The service was super quick. What’s great is you can watch them scrape the bubbly cheese all over the buttery new potatoes. It was such a pleasing experience. There is absolutely no where to sit around this area, so you’ll spot a couple of people standing about eating their cheesy dishes.
This place is totally worth it. There is absolutely nothing to dislike. I can’t lie, I’m not the kind of person that likes new potatoes. To be honest, I think past primary school experiences of the boiled and bland new potatoes put me off.
But this is something different. The potatoes are buttery, crispy skinned but so soft inside. The potatoes are drenched in stringy raclette cheese. Amazing. Then you are asked if you want cornichons and black pepper sprinkled on top. It’s so simple but so delicious.
It’s one of those places you have to try, it’s perfect for a spot of lunch. You can eat this little plate and still have room to try some of the other food in the market.
The verdict: ****/*****
A really strong 4 out of 5. The food is perfect and such a nice edition to Borough market. It’s perfect to eat up whilst you carry on looking at the rest of the market. The only reason I haven’t rated it 5, is just because I think the potatoes are quite hard to eat without getting messy everywhere. It would be great if the place had some little benches or something.
Other than that, the experience was lovely and the food even better. Definitely worth a visit.
Have you tried this place? Will you be giving it a visit?