Justice for Monsieur Raclette


Cheese lovers of London, rejoice… The Raclette Guy has returned to the Borough Market!

A long-time fixture of the Saturday morning market, known for creating interminable queues outside Neal’s Yard Dairy, the Raclette Guy was forced to leave his usual streetside spot a few months back on orders from Southwark Borough Council. Now, however, he tells me he has gone legit, and has secured a proper market stall officially sanctioned by the Borough Market powers-that-be.

For the uninitiated, the Raclette Guy, serves exactly two menu items: Raclette (a cheesy, potato-y, gherkin-y slop of goodness) and the world’s greatest toasted cheese sandwich (and yes, as a matter of fact I have tried them all). Both involve torturous yet dramatic waits, which only make the actual eating that much better. How to decide between the two depends entirely on how bad your hangover is. Either will do the trick. I prefer the sandwich for taste, but the Raclette for effectiveness.

But lets not get hung up on that debate for now. Let us simply celebrate the triumph of good over evil and the glory of all things involving melted cheese.

(You can find the Raclette Guy near the Souvlaki Guy and the Felafel Guy.)

1 Comment so far

  1. Jared (unregistered) on July 10th, 2006 @ 6:23 pm


    Last year, Gourmet Magazine said he was the best sandwich in London.

    I haven’t tried every sandwich (or every grilled cheese), but I’m glad that both you and Gourmet have. ‘Cause that’s one GOOD sandwich.

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