One of our favourite places to eat in Borough High Street is Nelson’s Sandwich Bar & Restaurant. Their food is delicious, freshly cooked and very affordable, but more about that in a moment. First, we’ll tell you a little about the kind of design and print work we’ve been doing for them recently:
- Our very own graphic designer Matt Potter designed and supplied artwork, to the customer’s brief, for their brand new menus. These were digitally printed/colour duplicated onto 200gsm white ‘Mondi’ stock. We printed them in full colour both sides onto SRA3 (oversize A3) card, trimmed them down to A3, gloss encapsulated them and then folded them to A4. The reason for the encapsulation, which both laminates the menus and seals the edges, is so that they are waterproof and are easily cleaned after use in the restaurant. We supplied just 28 menus, hence digitally printing them rather than using our litho presses.
- Matt also designed, printed and supplied two A3 laminated signs/posters which are attractive and eye-catching for use in the restaurant. What better way to announce a special deal to customers!
- A very practical piece of print was a batch of 3-part NCR sets (pads) which are now being used by waiters and waitresses when taking orders. The restaurant required 100 pads, consisting of fifty 3-part NCR sets per pad. ‘NCR’ stands for No Carbon (as in carbon paper) Required. An NCR set is a multi-part pad, where a person can write on the top copy and, due to clever properties in the paper itself, the pressure of writing duplicates what’s being written onto subsequent sheets, so that different people can all have a copy. In this particular case, each of the 3-part sets has a printed white sheet at the top, followed by a blue and a yellow sheet underneath. So, for example, the waiter or waitress can keep a blue copy, the customer can have the top, white copy and the kitchen staff can have the 3rd, yellow copy. It’s quick and easy, particularly as we ‘micro perf’ (perforate) the pads so that pages can be torn off easily and also because we design the wrap-around cover so that it doubles up as protection under each 3-part set being written upon. That way the next set of 3 sheets doesn’t also duplicate the order. Each order pad also has a board back, to keep it rigid when being used.
About Nelson’s Restaurant
Nelson’s Restaurant is literally a stone’s throw from Borough High Street tube and a just a few minutes’ walk from London Bridge station in London’s SE1. They offer breakfast, lunch and takeaways during weekdays from 7am to 5pm. Southside Print London Bridge can definitely vouch for how delicious their food is! They do a huge range of different teas, coffees and cold drinks along with a fantastic choice of tasty breakfasts – all at extremely reasonable prices. For example, a large breakfast tea is just £1.50 and a Full English Breakfast is just £6.50.
You can also go for something like a vegetarian ciabatta or focaccia (a Tricolore of mozzarella, avocado and tomato is just £4.90, for example). Yum!
The lunch menu includes anything from fried scampi and calamari, to soup, various fresh pasta dishes and salads, which include Nelson’s own take on a Caesar Salad; a salad of crispy leaves layered with capers, croutons, grilled chicken and parmesan dressing (£7.90).
The takeaway menu includes a huge range of sandwiches, breads, filled ciabattas, focaccias and panini melts, salads, soups, fresh pastas and pizzas.
Hmmm — is it lunch time yet?!
Nelson’s also caters for private events, evening functions, garden parties, and so on. The restaurant is also happy to supply canapé platters and delicious meals for working office lunches. Get in touch for more details.
Address: Nelson’s Restaurant, 168 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB.
Tel: 020 7403 3875
Prices correct at time of writing.
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