This week is National Breakfast Week – try a few of these or go for all seven!
Next week is National Breakfast week (22nd – 28th January) and since everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, here is a selection of the most fabulous breakfasts in town!
MONDAY: Monday is the day of good intentions so grab a spot in the window at Ask For Janice, under the leafy canopy of hanging pot plants, and watch the bustle of Smithfield Market go by while sipping a freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (£3.50) and enjoying the grainy goodness of a steaming bowl of AFJ porridge (£6.50) with figs, hazelnuts drizzle with rapeseed honey. Open from 7.30am, Ask For Janice is a great spot for a pre-work breakfast, and with comfy sofas and great Coleman Coffee it is ideal for freelancers looking for a different spot to begin the working week.
TUESDAY: For perhaps the most decadent and diverse of all cooked breakfasts in London, head to the Savoy’s Thames Foyer. Not only do they have the classic British full English on offer, but for those wanting a taste of the Far East they also offer a Japanese breakfast with a choice of grilled salmon or Atlantic cod as well as Chinese with offerings of chicken, beef or seafood dim sum (£36). Their tea selection is extensive – you can even choose between scented and unscented black tea.
WEDNESDAY: On hump day it can be hard to resist a little breakfast treat to perk up energy levels and Heist Bank in Paddington offers plenty of classic brunch dishes to make the weekend feel that little bit closer. The menu features Chalk Farm smoked salmon & scrambled free range eggs on toast (£8.50) and a mouthwatering full English breakfast of Smoked sausage, hash brown, crispy fried duck egg and onion ketchup (£9).
THURSDAY: If exploring the delights of West Hampstead, stop off for a long brunch at The Alice House and enjoy Woodland mushrooms on toast, chervil, goats curd (£7.50) or Buttermilk pancakes, hedgerow berries, hazelnuts, creme fraiche (£8) with a steaming pot of tea from Brighton-based Metrodeco tea.
FRIDAY: Kaspar’s at the Savoy offers breakfast-goers the full works from danish pastries to french toast and of course, Eggs Benedict. However this renowned seafood bar has put a twist on a traditional classic and one of their favourites is Cornish Crab Benedict. Served on English muffins with perfectly poached eggs and a hollandaise sauce flavoured with lemon and bacon, this provides an excellent alternative to the usual (£17).
SATURDAY: At the Devonshire Club, members and guests alike can enjoy a spectacular selection of sushi and sashimi created by in-house Sushi Chef extraordinaire, Victor Klomu. The Japanese sharing menu will feature an array of crisp raw vegetables with truffle ponzu dip, seafood and vegetable tempura all to accompany a delectable roast pork belly and a warming chilli and coriander ramen. Brunch goers will be able to experience the Sushi in the City from the sophisticated Seafood Bar and the stunning, buzzy brasserie, located in the heart of the Club. Chilled out Ibiza style tunes play in the background to create the perfect atmosphere for a Saturday afternoon of socialising.
or … If you don’t feel like sushi, head to OSLO in Hackney for savoury delights including the Vege Cure (£9.00) featuring organic eggs, avocado, halloumi, grilled pepper, portobello mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and beans with homemade signature waffles. For those with a sweet tooth, the Nutella Split (£7.00) ticks all of the boxes, homemade waffles are topped with nutella, bananas, butterscotch sauce and candied walnuts.
SUNDAY: Weekend brunches should be long and boozy and the 70s-inspired Bobby Fitzpatrick in West Hampstead is no exception. With unapologetically retro pizazz guests can gorge on mountains of Blueberry Pancakes (£8) in Bobby’s luridly yellow tiled “kitchen”, devour “huevos rancheros” (£9) on the comfort of a velour pouffe in the “the lounge”. Make brunch bottomless for £18, with an array of retro cocktails – choose from a Bobby’s White Wine Spritzer, Planter’s Punch or Slushy Banana Daiquiri.