Award-winning sandwich kings Ben Chancellor and Gareth Phillips, AKA SUB CULT, have announced their much-anticipated first bricks and mortar site will open in the heart of the City on Wednesday 19th June.
Located on London’s famous Watling Street, just 5 mins’ walk from Bank station and under the gaze of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the new permanent shop will offer a takeaway counter for those busy city workers looking for breakfast through to lunch on-the-go, as well as offering 14 covers inside. Building on five years of street food experience (including Broadgate, Boxpark, Maltby Street, Streetfeast and Brockley Market) the boys are ready to take on the city.
Open Monday to Friday from 7 am, Sub Cult’s new city shop will offer gourmet hot sub sandwiches made fresh to order using Rinkoff’s U.S. deli-style sub rolls. Breakfast will include signature brekkie subs such as the ‘Skandi Sub’ – oak smoked salmon, cream cheese, beetroot kimchi and dill; the vegan ‘Sub-Conscious’ – seared seitan, harissa, wilted spinach and roasted peppers; and the Sub Cult take on the classic English fry up, the ‘Sub Contractor’ – streaky bacon, white pudding and a baked egg. Then, weekdays from 11am – 6pm, customers can enjoy favourites such as the ‘The Rodeo Sub’ – bavette steak, truffle mayo, onion jam, chilli oil and parmesan or the award-winning ‘Sub Marine’ – slow cooked pork, marinated calamari, salsa verde mayonnaise crackling and torched scallops, hand-dived sustainably in Brixham, Devon by Britannia Shellfish.
New subs on the menu include the ‘Subano’, Sub Cult’s take on a Cubano, with roast pork, honey glazed ham, swiss cheese, smoked chilli mayonnaise and Pama Creations pickles; and the ‘Queen Bee’ which comprises slow roasted chicken, smoked ham hock, wild garlic aioli, Wilderbee’s Urban Chilli Honey with a cheddar and chive crumb.
Sub Cult’s ‘Subterranean’, named ‘Best Vegetarian’ at the British Street Food Awards in 2015 and featuring braised portobello mushrooms, truffle mayonnaise, stilton, roast garlic and thyme will also be on the menu; alongside the vegan ‘The Black & Blue’ – featuring seared seitan, braised portobello mushroom, vegan Hellman’s truffle mayo, chilli oil, onion jam and vegan blue cheese from Brixton vegan cheesemongers La Fauxmagerie.
Ahead of the launch, Co-founder and Director Ben Chancellor comments: “This really feels like a coming of age moment for the Sub Cult family. From a gazebo to our van to kitchen residencies and shipping containers, to now arrive at this! Our first bricks and mortar premises. A lot of dreams have been fulfilled with this venture so it’s a pinch yourself moment to be anchoring at such a buzzing spot in ye olde City Of London. We can’t wait to serve up our Subs to our fans and new customers, with an appropriate soundtrack of sub culture classics, of course!”
200 free subs for the first 200 customers on the 19th June, from 12 pm.
One per person until stocks last.