I’ve made a whole host of New Years resolutions, and one of them is to actually write some posts about brunch so here you go!
When I first started writing this blog my plan was to write lots about brunch as I’m a huge fan of it, but what with work and such it transpired that most of my eating out was done in the evenings, so the brunch posts were slightly lacking. But that is all about to change…! I’m also going to try and do some more recipe posts so watch out for them too.
The other day I was meeting a friend and when deciding where to go it was a pretty simple decision. One of the best places to go for brunch has got to be The Breakfast Club. There are a few in different places but as we both live south west we went for the one in Battersea. It’s very popular and the queue is often round the block but luckily when we went it was only a five minute wait.
The inside is quite quirky with a lot of random knick knacks, you feel like you’ve slightly gone back in time into a rather kitsch kitchen.
The problem at so many places which have a great breakfast/brunch menu is that it often stops around lunchtime. At The Breakfast Club it doesn’t finish until about 5pm, so you can eat breakfast food at any time – so good!! The menu is pretty extensive – eggs, pancakes, granola, fruit, fry ups – you name it, they’ve got it! For drinks my friend chose a latte and I went for the lemon and ginger tea.
And then came the food (which is probably the most important part!). It was a difficult decision as I wanted most things on the menu but eventually I opted for the Huevos Rancheros, basically a deconstructed breakfast burrito consisting of a melted cheese tortilla, eggs, chorizo, refried beans, guacamole and salsa. Just look at it – all the best foods in the world on one plate!
The chorizo sausage was probably the highlight, and definitely packed a slightly spicy punch! I also got some crispy potatoes which were also very tasty, although the main dish was so big that I don’t think sides were necessary.
My friend went for the classic – The Full Monty. Everything you think of when you think fry-up was on the plate – bacon, sausage, black pudding, eggs, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes. And it was a huge plate of food.
As you can see, the portions are very generous and the ingredients are really good quality which definitely makes a difference. The people on the table next to us had pancakes and they looked phenomenal so I will definitely be going back to test those out. It’s not only a great place to go for breakfast though, they also have a great bar so well worth going at any time of the day or night, and the staff are all so friendly too so you could just sit there all day and have breakfast, then lunch, then supper and cocktails! The prices are also really reasonable too, about £7-10 for a main. There are various restaurants dotted around London but this is one of the bigger ones so the queue always moves quickly. You can find out more here (http://www.thebreakfastclubcafes.com) but I would definitely recommend The Breakfast Club and will definitely be going back fairly regularly!