Posts Tagged “breakfast”

Cafe Loren for Shakshuka

Cafe Loren for Shakshuka

Café Loren is a restaurant that offers vegetarian and vegan food in Camden, located in the Stables area in the heart of popular and often crowded Camden Market. This market is an eclectic mix of purveyors of Tee-shirts, ethnic jackets, surprisingly good jewellery, and eateries of varying quality. It would be hard for the untutored…

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Smith & Wollensky for Breakfast…for everybody

Smith & Wollensky for Breakfast…for everybody

I was already an unashamed admirer of this classic steakhouse. Smith & Wollensky ticks all the gastronomic boxes for me, and with decor to bring joy to the very soul of this reviewer of ‘a certain age’. Yes, I appreciate quality, but it must be unintimidating. Yes, I want classic service, but it must be…

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Abokado for Breakfast – High Holborn

Abokado for Breakfast – High Holborn

Abokado is a chain, but it has become just that because it delivers what people want and it has regulars, and that, these days, is an accolade! We had breakfast in the High Holborn branch, which is just a stone’s throw from Holborn and Chancery Lane Underground stations. There are a few seats at this…

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Gaucho Richmond for Weekend Breakfast – restaurant review

Gaucho Richmond for Weekend Breakfast – restaurant review

This is something of a departure for this high-end steak restaurant. Gaucho in Richmond (and Hampstead) are now offering breakfast, and it’s not all meat. Richmond is classy and popular with those who appreciate its riverside. The shops attract discerning visitors but there are, surprisingly, very few worthy restaurants. Gaucho has long had a loyal…

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Duck and Waffle for Breakfast – review

Duck and Waffle for Breakfast – review

As Chef Director of Duck and Waffle since 2012, Dan Doherty has received many accolades including acceptance into The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, as the youngest member to date, in 2014. This is a prestigious statement of respect from his gastronomic peers. Sadly, I suspect that very few of the guests at Duck and…

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Brunch at Balans Soho Society Kensington High Street – restaurant review

Brunch at Balans Soho Society Kensington High Street – restaurant review

I am not naturally an early-morning person. I am not naturally a morning person of any time classification, but I do love breakfast – as long as I am not cooking it. If you are going to go to the trouble of sitting down to a meal at that time of the day then it…

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Imli Street for breakfast – restaurant review

Imli Street for breakfast – restaurant review

The name is somewhat familiar but the celebrated Imli has now graduated to a rather urbanly sophisticated Imli Street. Both the menu and décor have changed but the assured quality remains the same. It’s part of the Tamarind Collection and its illustrious parent, Tamarind of Mayfair, sports a Michelin star. Imli Street occupies an enviable…

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Wahaca for Breakfast – Charlotte Street – restaurant review

Wahaca for Breakfast – Charlotte Street – restaurant review

Wahaca is something of a London institution. It’s popular for one very good reason: it’s good. Its restaurants all have individual style but there is that thread of Mexicana and casual quality that flows through and connects each one. The new restaurant on Charlotte Street is three converted Georgian town houses. It’s well located for…

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Cinnamon Club for breakfast – restaurant review

Cinnamon Club for breakfast – restaurant review

It’s my favourite meal of the day, although I don’t subscribe to the adage that Somerset Maugham penned: “To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day.” He, I don’t doubt, was referring to the full English for which we are quite rightly famed, although the quality of food these days…

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Rosemary Shrager’s Yorkshire Breakfasts – review

Rosemary Shrager’s Yorkshire Breakfasts – review

The combination of Rosemary Shrager and Yorkshire Breakfasts is just about unbeatable. She is a lady that glows with passion for food, garnished with great good humour and generosity. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and I have been known to graze for several hours on a copious spread of morning delights. Yorkshire…

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Spice Market, Soho, for breakfast – restaurant review

Spice Market, Soho, for breakfast – restaurant review

When home alone I confess to being a half-hearted breakfast eater. It’s not that I am not craving a tasty start to my day but let’s be honest, who wants to make a meal when the old eyes are near closing and the bus will arrive in ten minutes. Yes, it’s a slice of toast,…

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Simpson’s-in-the-Strand for breakfast – restaurant review

Simpson’s-in-the-Strand for breakfast – restaurant review

Samuel Reiss opened the ‘Grand Cigar Divan’ in 1828, on the site of the Fountain Tavern, which had been the home of the famous literary association the ‘Kit Kat Club’. It was in Simpson’s in 1851 that one of the world’s great games, the famous “Immortal Game”, was played between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky….

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The Dorchester – for breakfast – restaurant review

The Dorchester – for breakfast – restaurant review

It’s one of London’s most iconic hotels. Ask any local or tourist to name a couple of the most famous hotels in London and the Dorchester is liable to be one of those mentioned. It’s been around for a while, since 1931, so it deserves the accolade of Classic with all the positive connotations that…

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500 Breakfasts and Brunches by Carol Beckerman – review

500 Breakfasts and Brunches by Carol Beckerman – review

It’s often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, that’s probably true with regard to nutrition and a balanced diet but it’s also the most eagerly-awaited meal of the day – at least by me. Even those who insist they have no interest in that first meal will be coaxed…

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Dishoom for breakfast butties and a cuppa – review

Dishoom for breakfast butties and a cuppa – review

For breakfast North Indians usually like to have Paratha which is a type of flatbread, stuffed with vegetables and spices and dry-fried, eaten with fresh yoghurt. In South India, the most popular breakfast dishes are idlis, vadas, dosas and chapatis. These are most often served with hot sambar and chutney. But a sensible Londoner might…

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Sanctum Soho Hotel’s No.20 Restaurant for Breakfast – review

Sanctum Soho Hotel’s No.20 Restaurant for Breakfast – review

Sanctum Soho Hotel is in the heart of London’s West End. Two Georgian townhouses have been converted into a striking 30-bedroom boutique hotel. It’s right between Regent Street and the iconic Carnaby Street, now lined with trendy clothes shops rather than the ethnic emporia of the 60s. The dark wood doors of Sanctum welcome the…

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St Pancras Grand – Breakfast – restaurant review

St Pancras Grand – Breakfast – restaurant review

It’s one of Britain’s most celebrated buildings and doubtless the most stunning of Victorian stations. St Pancras has it all. Original brickwork and sweeping iron beams framing huge windows. A bustling terminus welcoming travellers from both home and away, and bidding bon voyage to those off to the Continent or elsewhere in Britain. It has…

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Roast for Breakfast – restaurant review

Roast for Breakfast – restaurant review

We have been told, and I believe, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We need to have fuel to catapult ourselves onto the unsuspecting world. We need to be energised and replete with foods that hopefully someone else has prepared. Breakfast away from home offers many advantages. Britain was for many…

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Pancake – A Global History by Ken Albala – review

Pancake – A Global History by Ken Albala – review

Another soon-to-be classic from the Edible Series by Reaktion Books. Pancake – A Global History is just one from that long list of titles that will shortly be available. There are two other volumes already in book stores, Hamburger and Pizza. The author of Pancake – A Global History is Ken Albala. You might remember…

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