NICK FRAME’S LIGHT BITES: Something for everyone at TD&H’s

TOM, Dick and Harriet’s, they claim, is a pun on the old saying, referring to everyone.

Well, everyone on their lunch hour in Mansfield seemed to be at the Berry Hill Lane deli.

Not only was there a queue well out of the door, but because of it’s location well outside the town centre, everyone appeared to have driven there, clogging up every available raised kerb area.

It must be difficult to get passing custom into any shop these days, but to have people drive out to what is otherwise a residential street must stand out on the CV.

With its deli title, you expect the prices to bumped up a little, and so you’re going to pay a minimum of £3 for a sarnie (the odd one almost breaches the £5 mark)

But even at a threshold-breaking £3.20, the coronation chicken with almonds and Balti sauce was superb.

Okay, I had to stop the assistant from wrapping it up before I had a chance to ask about salad (so I insisted on all of it) but it was at no extra cost. The soft cob was not at its softest either, but it’s nitpicking.

It’s obvious why people keep going back- and judging by the amount of those who knew each other in there, most are repeat customers.

I can only imagine how big the queues would be if they were in the town centre.