It took me a while to decide where to book for breakfast this Saturday morning. Alex and I wanted to do a bit of shopping at Westfield in Shepherd's Bush afterwards so we decided that central was a good bet. I trawled through the breakfast menus online and before long I had my three finalists; Heddon Street Kitchen, The Wolseley and Berner's Tavern.
They all seemed amazing choices with a decent variety of dishes on offer (I do resent a limited breakfast menu!) but in the end, Berner's Tavern was my winner. I was swayed by kippers.
It was a treat to be back in the gorgeous grand dining room.
We were seated in a comfy corner and I reviewed the menu again despite knowing exactly what I was about to order.
For morning drinks it was a simple black coffee for me and a tasty banana, honey & granola smoothie for him.
The grilled kippers came with herb butter and a watercress & parsley salad. That definitely wouldn't have been enough for me so I ordered two poached eggs and avocado to keep it company.
The fish was delightful (not too boney!), the eggs were perfectly runny and the avocado ripe and fresh. I love avocado.
Delicious! The perfect low carb breakfast!
It was a Full English for Alex. Two eggs any style, a pork, garlic & herb sausage, Middle White back bacon, a grilled tomato, a portobello mushroom (rejected by Alex) and Stornoway black pudding.
The review was: good eggs but underwhelming meat. And another sausage wouldn't have gone amiss; they were hardly huge! To be honest, although my food was great, if I hadn't ordered the two side dishes to go with the kippers I think I'd have had an issue with the portion size too!
So would I recommend the Berner's Tavern for breakfast? Yes, I probably would as long as you're prepared to pay out for a couple of extra side dishes if you're hungry.
Although in a pleasing turn of events, Alex and I ended up having breakfast for free! We were advised by our friendly waitress that the restaurant's card system had failed. A real shame...
Alex and I headed off for a hard afternoon's shop, fueled by our unexpectedly complimentary breakfast. Not a bad start to the day at all!
This will be my last post before I head off on holiday. I'm going to Hong Kong, Thailand and Japan and I can't explain how excited I am! Thailand I adore and I can't wait to spend a night in Victoria Harbour and discover Tokyo! In fact, if anyone has any recommendations of where to go and what to do in Tokyo, I'm all ears! Please do tweet me or comment below!
I am hoping to blog as I go (depending on the hotels' internet!) so I shouldn't be absent for too long.
See you on the other side!