Paul Rothe & Son

    In this day and age, it’s rare to find a local shop which has remained in the same family for several generations - especially in Central London. Yet, located just a short walk from the city’s heaving Bond Street area, Paul Rothe & Son has been family-run ever since the first Mr. Rothe came over from Saxony in 1898. The shop was originally a ‘Deutsche Delicatessen’ and incredulous as it now seems, was only the third deli in London. Nowadays, their main trade is through sandwiches, with hoards of hungry local office workers forming lengthy queues each day. Their sandwich counter came about almost by accident during the years between the World Wars, when they sold home-cooked ham and loaves of bread, and customers started asking if they would mind cutting up the bread and putting the ham inside! Nowadays, the store has a designated seating area, with vintage diner-style chairs and tables - which have been bolted to the floor since the 1960s, after Robert, the second Mr. Rothe, became frustrated with customers moving the furniture around. With the advent of large supermarkets, the store gradually changed from a general retail store to specialize in jam, honey and condiments, and today the walls are lined with many unusual and specialized spreads from all over the world. Despite having seen many changes, the store’s German influence remains and traditional gingerbread and stollen cake is sold from October through December. With many local regulars, the store exudes a lovely community-feel, which one wouldn’t have thought existed anywhere near the West End.Show lessRead more

    35 Marylebone Lane , London



    Gourmet Shop

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    Bond Street (Central, Jubilee)

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