We simultaneously "ahhh"d upon first bite. The characteristic Vietnamese bread had a perfectly crispy crust and the inside was like eating a cloud. Both sandwiches had pate, pickled carrot and daikon, cucumber and lots of fresh coriander. I didn't try his, but my meat was nicely sweet and sticky and delicious. 5 quid each (about $7.85) was a bit pricey but we both agreed that this was a nicely done banh mi and we would get it again.
Guildable offers locally sourced lamb, beef, chicken, game (venison and wild boar) and veggie options. Although game is tempting, I usually go with the lamb. The ground lamb is spiced with mint, coriander, smoked paprika and cumin and is served with lettuce, onions and cabbage. They suggest a homemade harrisa and salsa verde as toppings, but I usually go with their delicious and addictive aioli instead of the harrisa. Above Charlie went with the salsa verde and harrisa. These sandwiches are always really nice, but this last time we were both unsatisfied with the bread. There was too much of it and the crust was soft. It was nothing special. Otherwise, this has always been a solid choice.
Banhmi11: Berwick St. Market and Broadway Market locations. See site for details.
The Guildable Manor: 3 Green Dragon Court, Borough, SE1 9AW.
Monmouth Coffee: Borough, Covent Garden and Bermondsey locations. See site for details.