"The world's best jacket potato" is not a statement I could make easily, but The Potato Project* in Soho really does deserve that crown, so let me indulge you on just how good a humble spud can get.
On a rare lunch date with hubby, we headed over to The Potato Project and I couldn't wait to work through the menu. It seems that the fillings all have quite a special twist on them; Chilli beef ragu with blue cheese, Cornish brie with roast artichokes and olives to name a couple, and the sides/desserts all sounded great too.
My chilli beef ragu was made out of chucks of slow cooked beef, instead of the usual minced beef and it was seasoned so perfectly. Every bite was packed full of flavour. I'm not a fan of blue cheese, so it was great that I could go for the cheddar option instead.
Instead of using tinned sweetcorn in their tuna mayo, the use of roasted corn added a subtle smokiness and sweetness to the filling, and the pickled red onion was just so moreish with the right amount of zing. The tuna was creamy and at room temperature rather than the usual cold temperature and it amplified all the flavours. Whoa.
This wasn't my jacket, but I ended up eating nearly half of it, and G of course then ate half of mine!
Half loaded avocado. As I'm not a huge fan of avocados I can't comment too much, but G enjoyed it.
The Potato Project really are experts in transforming the humble spud, we enjoyed lunch so much that I was still craving for one of their jackets, days after our visit. I cannot wait to go back and work through the rest of the toppings, but I know it will be hard to deviate from the tuna or the chilli jacket.
Have you guys been to The Potato Project before and do you think it's The World's Best Jacket Potato? I would love to know!
*I was a guest of The Potato Project. All views are my own and unbiased.