Seven years on and going from strength to strength, Sandwich Heaven of Bramhall on Fir Road rarely sees any down time of a constant stream of customers. This location that was once a petrol station, once a bic-a-brac shop and a florist before it became Ian’s quality food, customer service focused sandwich shop.
Ian is expanding his menu to provide more gluten free, nut free, vegan and vegetarian options. He has new paninis coming out but from his current menu the biggest sellers are the New York panini (ham, bacon, pepperoni, swiss cheese with BBQ sauce) and the American panini (meatball and mozzarella cheese). Yummy and substantial enough to fuel anyone for the day. Of course, there are options of homemade soups and salads for those looking for lighter options. Then there are the cakes! Ian has a new supplier, Hopwells out of Yorkshire. They are a handmade cake company that are temptingly placed on the top shelf. Perfect for an afternoon treat with a tea or coffee.
Ian takes great pride in his brand. He insists that things are run consistently between the two shops. He is a bit of a perfectionist and his attention to detail, quality locally sourced ingredients, and customer service are what drive his business. As a result, his business is growing and he will be looking to expand to a third shop. Watch this space!
He’d been going for years, to the point he had his own little seat. I spent ages looking at the menu written on the big blackboard on the side wall – do I go for a Panini, homemade chilli, or a breakfast – all really well priced. I opted for the chilli which was just amazing.
The girls who work in there are professional and hard-working and really friendly. I have had worse service in 5* restaurants.
The food is homemade and fresh – and all the meat and sausages sourced from the butchers next door – you can’t get much closer than that. I’d actually challenge anyone to find me a tastier sausage than their Cumberland one. The queue is out the door most lunchtimes as people come for miles to sample their roast lunch sandwiches and homemade soups and a trip on a Sunday morning with a pot of tea, their new Sunday Menu and a flick though the paper is the perfect way to start your day.
Ian, the owner also delivers breakfast baskets to local businesses and bakes the best millionaire shortbread. He’s also opened another Sandwich Heaven in Hazel Grove which I’m sure will be of equal success. I’m hesitant to recommend it to anymore, as I don’t want to lose my seat – but if you need a takeaway get yourself there, ha!
I LOVE Sandwich Heaven