The S&M (sausage and mash) Cafe (4-6 Essex Street) is well worth a visit. Select your sausage (from a wide variety including vegetarian), then your mash, then your gravy. The interior is black and white tiles and the staff are friendly. It's not posh, but it is cheap.
So farewell then, Luigi Terroni & Sons, one of the best Italian delicatessens in London. Where the staff were friendly and knowledgable and you could buy a vast array of tasty foods. Cooked meats, cheese, bread, cakes, wine and pasta of all imaginable shapes and sizes. Now sadly ceased trading for reasons not explained, although doubtless yet another victim in this country’s relentless march towards a bland, corporate and increasingly sinister McFuture.
I’m sure as I write this some faceless, tasteless, chinless middle manager is measuring it up to be yet another Tesco Metro. And no doubt on the grand opening people will flock there and marvel at the choice … Bernard Mathews turkey ‘ham’, both types of cheese (Cathedral City AND Dairylea), Mothers Pride, Mr Kipling Raspberry Flavoured Swiss Roll, Blossom Hill Cabernet Sauvignon and Heinz Spaghetti Bolognese.
We deserve what we are given.
By the way, the other deli near the Eagle closed down several years ago. It moved over the road into the Guardian Gallery, although in a much smaller form.