Supersized baps for those on a budget. A seemingly endless list of fillings includes everything from hard boiled eggs to onion bhajis
'GIANT BAPS!' screams the sign in the window of Maximillions, a deli that’s hidden a little off the beaten track in Bristol's snoozy Broad Street. And it is a giant bap you'll get, as long as you can get to it – the queue has been known to reach the back of the shop and out again.
Simply pick your meat – usually a daily-changing selection of roast this or barbecue that, pick a white or brown bap, and then any five salads to go in it. And that really is any five salads – the definition of which has been stretched to include potato salad, pasta salad, sauerkraut, a vast variety of pickles, hard boiled eggs, onion bhajis, and more. The combinations are endless, the meat is always cooked to perfection, and the final concoction inevitably sits at six inches high and the circumference of a small dinner plate.
There is adequate seating upstairs (and if you choose to eat in, then you get even more salad to fill your plate), and fantastic coffee and tea. Best of all, baps come in at under a fiver – £3.70 each, in fact, regardless of fillings. Most won't be able to finish in one sitting, but you’ll no doubt be tempted back to try again.
45 Broad Street