Restaurant: The Potato Project – BOXPARK, East Croydon

Jessica – Autumn wild mushrooms, spinach, blue cheese & truffle oil (V) – £6.20

Last night we were privileged to be invited to The Potato Project, which is part of Croydon’s Boxpark. They have one other location much more centrally in Soho, but strangely enough this one closes at 6pm, which we found a little odd as it is prime dinner time. But it did mean that we got to go  Boxpark, and having been to the one in Shoreditch a few times, we were surprised by the vast size of Croydon’s when we first arrived. Located next to East Croydon station, there must by 20 – 30 restaurants of different cuisines, but the seating area is all joined together in the middle.

Friday night must be the best time to go to get together with friends, enjoy drinks and bring together everyone’s food – so everyone is happy! If you know me, Jessica, or at least a regular to our blog, you would know that I am the biggest fan of potato you’ll ever meet – all forms, chips, crips, sweet, fried, baked, you name it, I want it and I’ll eat it – so you can only imagine the excitement to find the Potato Project restaurant!

We were greeted so warmly by Ksensia, who luckily was there to lend a hand to us as we simply couldn’t decide which potato to get. There was so many options to chose from on the menu, some with meat, and some vegetarian like mine. They are out to show that the humble potato can be more than just something you have with beans – and they certainly showed that to us last night!

James chose the ham hock, and I went for mushrooms and cheese – who wouldn’t be sold with that! As much as I love cheese, I always forget with blue cheese that there isn’t a lot of it needed as it’s so strong. But in this case, it was just enough and complimented the other toppings so well!

James – Smoked Ham Hock, Pesto Mayo, Sun-Dried Tomato & Melted Mozzarella – £5.95

Both potatoes were loaded with so much topping, especially James’ which had such a great amount of melted mozzarella! It’s easy for something like this to become pretty messy when it’s served takeaway style, but the box it was served in was so sturdy and could either stay closed or opened up like a plate.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit tonight and recommend that you join the potato revolution by visiting one of their restaurants! You can check out their website and social channels through the links below.

A huge thank you to The Potato Project for inviting us along!

Website: http://www.thepotatoproject.com

Twitter: @fuzzy27_soho

Instagram: @thepotatoproject_london

Food: ★★★★

Customer service: ★★★★

Atmosphere: ★★★★

Disclaimer: we were given complimentrary meals in exchange for a review, but as always, all photos and options are our own  

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  1. Llinos Thomas
    April 22, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    I am not the biggest potato fan but I'm in if I can have a pile of mushrooms!

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:53 pm

      Whaaaat!? How could you not love potato, not any type of form?Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Just Joelle
    April 22, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    I'm obsessed with jacket potatoes – will have to give them a visit if I'm ever in the area!Joellewww.justjoelle.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      You seriously should, you would not regret it!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. Rebecca PurleyGirly
    April 24, 2017 / 9:15 am

    I'm working my way around trying as many of the Boxpark Croydon traders as possible, I'm yet to sample Potato Project, but it looks super tasty!

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      Omg that's such a good idea, let us know what you think of it!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. Lifethrough Tsg
    April 24, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    These look absolutely delicious! I've never heard of this restaurant before but I'll keep an eye out!Hayley x

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:55 pm

      They only have two in London!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. Bronagh Ready
    April 24, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Not going to lie, I hate potatoes!In our house, for so long they were severed with everything!The toppings look nice though.Bronaghwww.BronaghLoves.com

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:56 pm

      WHAT!?!!?!?!??!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. abbeylouisarose
    April 25, 2017 / 5:44 am

    Now this sounds like the ultimate way to pimp your potato! I really want to try this place out! London has so many unique eateries like this, I really need to do another day out there soon just to eat! Haha 😂 Abbey 🥂 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:57 pm

      YESS COME DOWN TO LONDON and let us take you!!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

    • Charlotte Clark
      April 30, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      'Pimp your potato' really made me laugh! :')

  7. Charlotte Clark
    April 30, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Oh my god, these look amazing!! I find jacket potatoes can be boring when they have rubbish toppings, and I've got one from restaurants in the past that have been so dull. These look so good, and an amazing price too!

    • Food and Baker
      May 6, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Oh I know what you mean, we love potato and nothing is worse than dull toppings, this place will not disappoint!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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