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16th Nov 2015

JOE’s search for Britain’s Best Sandwich – Hawksmoor, Manchester and London

Tom Victor

We’ll admit our sandwich budget might be a little higher than most, but sometimes you just need to spoil yourself.

Hawksmoor have expanded to Manchester after the success of their steak restaurants in London, and there’s quite a bit of variation on the menu.

But one thing that’s made it to the North-West is the signature ox cheek French dip, a sandwich as decadent as they come.

Combining melt-in-the-mouth beef rib meat with melted Ogleshield cheese, the sandwich is served in a brioche roll which conjures up memories of the finger-sandwiches I often enjoyed at birthday parties as a child.

The sweetness of the bread is complemented with a small jug of gravy for dipping – show me someone who doesn’t think gravy improves any meat-and-cheese sandwich and I’ll show you a liar.

A range of textures can often improve a meal, but the Hawksmoor French dip demonstrates that not everything needs that extra crunch. Soon you’ll be dipping everything in gravy.

£12 from Hawksmoor Manchester, Guildhall, Seven Dials or Spitalfields Bar

Have you eaten a better sandwich in the UK? email us at [email protected] with the subject line ‘Britain’s best sandwich’ to let us know