Archive for February, 2012

February Breakfast

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Breakfasting venue: Sauterelle (

Date of Breakfasting: Wednesday 8th February

Time: 8:00am – 8:45am

Nearest tube is:  Bank

Location: The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LR

January Breakfast

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Rucola, for those who are not acquainted, is the new name for the longstanding and revered eatery that used to be known as the Grapevine.  Of course, when it was revamped and threw open its doors once again, we had to test the breakfast fare.

Well, we were not disappointed – Rucola rustles up some good grub.  Every element on the plate was done right, from the just-lightly-charred tomatoes, to the succulent bacon, the sausage straining the confines of its skin, the hot, gleaming white plates and every egg perfectly cooked.  While some may beg to differ, the absence of beans confirmed to me that yet another purveyor of quality breakfasts has seen the light – may the gospel of beanlessness be spread far and wide.

Unfortunately I have to deduct one mark for taunting me with the presence of black pudding on the menu, when in fact they did not have it.  That aside, there’s nothing really to fault.  The staff couldn’t be friendlier, and the ambience is superb.  Definitely worth a visit – we’ll certainly be back!