73 Beak Street
London W1F 9SR
0207 287 8124
It was Bank Holiday Monday, and we decided to try our luck to see if Fernandez & Wells was open. Indeed it was, but they seemed to be operating a limited service. We first stumbled onto the branch along Lexington Street, but this wasn’t the sandwich joint we were expecting. We were directed towards the café along Beak Street and there was the Fernandez & Wells we came for.
There was a very limited selection of sandwiches and food, so it was definitely very disappointing to not get the whole range of items available. QJ and K both had the salmon sandwich, which was actually really good. I didn’t like the pickles mixed in the salmon. It would have been nice if they were larger chunks so I could remove them, but K and QJ loved them anyway.
Very surprisingly, the Portuguese egg tarts were actually really, really good. They were far better than those we had in Macau, where they are supposed to be one of the best around already. The egg custard was perfectly smooth and slightly firm, and the pastry was really yummy.
Fernandez & Wells is perhaps more known for their coffee, so we had their Piccolo and Latte. We’re both not experts at coffee, so we can’t say too much about it, but we think QJ enjoyed the coffee. K thought that the Latte was pretty good, after the addition of some sugar.
Food: not going to rate this at this point, we might go back for a fairer assessment some other time, but we can see the potential this place has, and why so many people rave about it.