Archive for May, 2010

A breakfast May’d in heaven

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Sometimes an opportunity to good to miss presents itself, one which it would be a crime to miss.  Such is the fabulous offer available at TopTable.co.uk of a BOGOF Breakfast at the Cinnamon Club.

The Cinnamon Club

Yup, two swanky exotic breakfasts for the price of one – there’s basically no choice to make here except when to go, and given that the offer expires on 4th June, our May breakfast is set.

IMPORTANT – we need to book in advance for the 2 for 1 offer. Everyone who has notified me by email, phone, message here, or on Facebook by the morning of Monday 10th May, I will book a place for. If you see this later, you are welcome to come along but may have to pay full price – or you could find a friend and book yourself in

May will also be  the debut of the all-new Breakfast rating sheet.  Expect also to see shortly, a retrospective ranking of all the places we’ve been so far!

Breakfasting venue:  The Cinnamon Club

Date of Breakfasting: Wednesday 12th May

Time: 7:30am prompt!  The breakfasts are all ordered and arrive together, so timely arrival is a necessity on this occasion.

Nearest tube is: Westminster/St James’s Park

Location: The Old Westminster Library, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BU

Chomping at Chandos

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

It has to be said that the most memorable part of breakfast at Chandos was hearing the story of the one-armed motorcyclist related in full at least three times in increasing volume from the neighbouring table.  As enthralling and illuminating as the anecdote was,  by the third time round it was distinctly underwhelming.

Nevertheless, to the food itself – as a quintessential greasy-spoon fry-up, it was the perfect contrast last month’s glamour and glitz at Simpsons in the Strand.  Mushrooms on toast proved to be a most satisfying heap of fried fungi

Chandos shrooms

The breakfast special was a good value meal, of which the sausage was definitely the standout component – chunky, perfectly browned, and full of flavour.  Toast was provided in generous quantities and the bacon, although nothing to shout about, was not below-par.   The glistening mushrooms slipped down very nicely, and came in pleasing quantity and the egg was entirely adequate.

Overall, breakfast at Chandos was satisfactory with nothing to really let it down.  Its full English offering had little that stood out beside the sausage, but our experience suggests that the alternative options stand up well rather than simply being there to fill out the menu.

Chandos breakfast