Sandwich De Witney
Delicious fresh filled baguettes and salad boxes, with friendly service, at Witney’s number 1 sandwich bar
Henry and Joint Manager Debbie
As a child living in Hong Kong, founder Henry Mo would take his pocket money to the local shop, change it into tokens, and spend them in one of two booths, one which showed Tarzan, the other, King Kong. This was his only glimpse to the outside world.When his father announced that they were emigrating to another country, he was full of excitement. Would they be going to the jungle, where Tarzan lived, or New York, where King Kong swung from the Empire State building. On arrival, his excitement turned to disappointment. There was no jungle, nor was there the Empire State building, or skyscrapers of any kind at all. Voicing his confusion to his mother, she smiled, and explained that they hadn’t come to either of those places that he saw in those movies. “Then where are we” he implored? “Wantage”, came the reply.
After leaving school Henry worked in his father’s restaurant, where he learned his trade. After many years in the restaurant business, he had the idea to open a premisses that sold a ‘quick, one-handed lunch’, using the very best, restaurant quality ingredients, adapting the popular dishes he had cooked and served into baguette fillings, and salad boxes. All freshly made to order in front of his customers, they could create their own order, with a little bit of this, and more of the other.
Henry believes that quality ingredients are key, including the freshly baked baguettes that his ingredients are served in. The salads must be fresh and chopped on the day. This combination worked and Sandwich De Witney was nominated for British Sandwich Bar of the year.
These principals remain today which is why Sandwich De Witney is consistently number 1 on Trip Advisor.
Henry’s hobby is to visit other countries and sample the street food, where stalls specialise in a single dish, the recipe often passed down from generation to generation. Dishes that are different, but you know are likely to be delicious as there are queues of people waiting to buy it. Henry says, “When a queue is forming you know it’s good and fresh food”.