If I had the choice to dine out for breakfast, lunch or dinner every day for a year I would, without a doubt, pick breakfast! Labelled as the most important meal of the day breakfast really has got it all…fancy fruit, bircher muesli, eggs any way you fancy, pancakes, waffles, French toast, muffins, all washed down with a freshly-brewed pot of Earl Grey tea – it is a satiable feast whether you are craving savoury or sweet. So whenever I am in London and have a hankering for fluffy pancakes or a hearty bowl of porridge topped with a healthy handful of nuts and berries then there is only one place to head – The Breakfast Club.
Quirky, fun and full of character with a menu packed full of lip-licking options, The Breakfast Club is one of my favourite places to go with a group of friends to cure those early morning hunger pangs over some banana French toast or a breakfast burrito. Whenever I am out for breakfast my eyes will instantly dart to the pancakes on offer so needless to say that the pancakes with berries is my favourite dish to order once seated at The Breakfast Club. The serving is ridiculously huge, so much so that I can barely ever manage one and a half pancakes (and I skip the buttery-cream topping), but boy oh boy are they good! Some of the fluffiest, finest pancakes I have ever had the pleasure of sampling and enough to rival some of the epic breakfasts we feasted on in New York.
With many locations dotted around the capital from Soho and Camden to Angel and Hoxton Square, it is the perfect place to “do brunch” on a lazy weekend morning. All you need is a few friends and a hearty appetite and I promise you will leave very happy. But if breakfast isn’t really your thing then pop along to the Spitalfields restaurant at sunset, open wide the innocent-looking Smeg fridge door and head downstairs to the secret basement bar for a speakeasy experience over a cocktail or two!