Archive for February, 2010

Spanishy

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Holy Crap! a post (or at least some thoughts) about a breakfast on the same day as it happened, anyhow…

Camino

Camino, it’s a bit of a trek up to King’s Cross to get there and the place itself is slightly hidden away so you’re probably not going to stumble across it on your way somewhere else, which is a shame as I thought it was pretty good.

eggs

Sausage and Eggs – nice and simple, but very tasty and with some salad too (I’m sure that’s a couple of my five-a-day right there). It’s hard not to compare this to last month, which I probably shouldn’t be doing, but look it’s freshly cooked and there’s fried eggs; that’s a win in my book.

churros

Plus as I didn’t go for the large breakfast I was able to have some churros (deep fried dough that you dip in chocolate) on the side along with a second cup of coffee; nice but maybe a bit too sweet for my liking, well at least for breakfast, they’d be great for elevenses though.

In short, I liked it and would go back – ideally when I’ve got a bit more time as what with it’s slightly later opening time and my having to dash off to work, while it wasn’t exactly rushed, it could have been a bit more relaxed (though I did get to stay longer than the five or so minutes that Joel managed what with him having a train from Waterloo to catch – not ideal)

Come to Camino

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

In a quite worrying display of organisation, we have arranged the next breakfast more than a day before it’s due to happen and then also lined up the next two venues as well (lets hope this isn’t a sign of the end times). So without further ado…

February’s breakfast will be held at Camino, up near King’s Cross on the 10th starting from 8am (a little later than usual due to their opening hours, but that’s no bad thing). It’s a Spanish themed place so the food won’t be the standard Full English, but that’s no bad thing either; however if you are worried, they have a menu which should placate your fears


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then March will be held at Simpson’s in the Strand followed by April at Chandos Cafe near Charing Cross

Hotel Breakfasting

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Dean's Brasserie Breakfast

Well, Dean’s Brasserie was alright; it was very much a standard all you can eat buffet type affair so had the usual issues of the food sitting around for however long being kept warm instead of having been cooked fresh, no fried eggs for a similar reason. If you don’t mind that then it was fine, but where I really had an issue was the lack of coffee and toast – basically, despite advertising their breakfasts outside, they don’t seem to be able to cope with the extra custom that it generates and so the service was terrible, so while you could help yourself to food, the tea/coffee/toast was brought separately and so didn’t really arrive.