24 January 2015

Breakfast At Berner's


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!


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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!


17 comments:

  1. Have a fabulous holiday! I am looking forward to the Thailand blog post because it's on my travel list for this year. L x

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    1. Thank you! I hope you like them! Thailand is such a beautiful country with wonderful people x

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  2. Not sure I like kippers but then again i'm not sure i've ever tried them! Shame they were a bit stingy on the food but it certainly looks good. Have an amazing holiday, can't wait to read the posts!
    Lx

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  3. Have a fantastic trip, it sounds amazing. Look forward to hearing all about your travels.

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  4. I think part of being there is that stunning dining room!! I can't wait to hear all about your travels! How exciting.
    Lots of love,
    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

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  5. Thanks for sharing this post. Having just moved to London I'm always on the look out for new places! Have a wonderful holiday! x

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  6. Haha I'm the same, I always check the menu online and always know what I'm going to order, but I always still look at the menu anyway.

    That breakfast looks soo amazing!!! Drooling right now!

    I'm going to all those places later this year, so very keen to see all that you discover!

    {Teffy's Perks} X

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    1. Oh wow, great! Well I hope to give you some ideas, wherever I end up! :) xx

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  7. Firstly, (as always) you look stunning Caroline!
    Secondly, this restaurant is beautiful. Hands down beautiful. And I would have ordered you're breakfast over the full English any day, I'm obsessed with avocados at the moment!
    Have the most wonderful time in Thailand, Hong Kong & Japan. I've always wanted to visit that part of the globe so can't wait to see you photos!
    Enjoy!
    Emily xx
    Auburn Antics

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    1. Aw thank you.
      I know! My avocado obsession is a little bit out of hand at the moment! Still, it's better to eat too many avocados than too many cupcakes I suppose.
      I will, thank you so much lovely
      Cx

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  8. Have a gorgeous time on the other side of the world lovely! I love Thailand so much - can't wait to see what you get up to!

    I can't believe your breakfast was free - what a lucky turn! I would devour your breakfast, but leave the avocado - I still don't like the slimy green things!

    Katie <3

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  9. Oh how I miss wandering around in the Westfield shopping centre! I've never been to Berners but it looks amazing. I'll have to add it to my list for the next time I'm in town.

    V
    Life+1

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  10. Gahh this breakfast looks really good! I actually prefer smaller portions as I always want side dishes - I'm awful, I always want to try a bit of everything!

    C x
    Lux Life

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  11. Oh wow this place looks incredible! And the food <3 Oh my... I want to go now. xx

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  12. Oh Caroline, that looks like quite THE breakfast. Yum. The setting is absolutely gorgeous and those portions are huge too!!

    Aftab
    Fresh And Fearless

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