21 August 2014

The Breakfast Club Soho

33 D’Arblay Street, London W1F 8EU

£26.00 International Soho
  • Wine: £16.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-10pm (Sun -7pm)

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‘Wakey! Wakey! Rise & shine!’ No matter how bad the hangover, the peppy, perky Breakfast Club experience will surely rouse you from your slumber. Now a modest chain of all-day breakfast café/bars, handily located wherever bleary-eyed groovers work & play, these 1980s-inspired venues serve a roster of English & American breakfast & brunch favourites from early morning to 5pm. If the goofy pun-tastic menu (‘ham so eggsited’ pancakes, ‘when haloumi met salad’ wraps, etc) gets tiring, concentrate on the classics: the vast Full Monty (full English breakfast), eggs Benedict & stacks of pancakes, plus a handful of healthy options. If you’re just not a morning person, try BC for a casual lunch or dinner when the vibe is friendly & buzzy. All branches except Soho are licensed.

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  1. The Breakfast Club Soho

    33 D’Arblay Street, London W1F 8EU
    Overall rating:
    Emma B.

    Be prepared to wait


    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  1. Quite an iconic spot in Soho, the Breakfast club has received wide spread attention both in the food blogosphere and on social media networks through the likes of Instagram. I guess it's hard for one to see nicely stacked American style pancakes or an Eggs Benedict (see below) without wondering where it is made. I first visited the breakfast club through word of mouth but the stunning pictures I saw on Instagram made me go back as I wasn't heavily impressed the first time.A fellow Old Harrovian was joining me for this meal so we were desperate to share an experience without the haunting memories of boarding-school food! I hate to break it to you guys but this place is another small no-reservations restaurant so there's bound to be a queue but try avoiding peak hours around 3pm. Luckily, we didn't have to queue for too long - about 10 minutes.Finally, after spending several minutes scrupulously looking through an insanely good menu, we came to a decision to order three dishes.The first of there dishes were the Pancakes and Berries. This looked so appetising! I couldn't wait to dig in. However, it looked nicer than it tasted. The pancakes were just too mushy and bland. Thankfully, the cream and berries were able to mask that flaw.Next to arrive was the Eggs Benedict. I think was the best thing I tasted here.I loved the rich combination of the egg yolk and the hollandaise sauce. The ham was also really tasty. Last but not the least to arrive was the French toast with banana and bacon. I know.... Banana and bacon? I was quite skeptical about ordering it but the waitress just said I should go for it. It looked so weird when it arrived to see both components on the same plate. I tasted it and I knew it wasn't a match made in heaven but I definitely saw where they were going with the flavours. Only problem was that there wasn't enough bacon for the generous amount of French toast provided. It did however feel quite rewarding to step outside my comfort zone. The food was okay but what I love about this place is the atmosphere. It's so understated and lively. The restaurant's design is quite qwerky brought about by the oddly combined eclectic furniture, the hipster waiters and the collage of postcards on the wall from all around the world! I am in love with the ambience here and that's what's gonna keep bringing me back. There is definitely value-for-money here as the meal cost about £25 between both of us which is more than enough for three large dishes.PS: this guy makes a good companion 
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  2. Published : Wednesday, 22nd January 2014

    Munch My Way :: The Breakfast Club, Soho

    The Breakfast Club is a hip, young lively all-day brunch spot. The place is lively since its opening at 9am and queues form as early as that. The Breakfast Club is a place that is consistent every time you go. The food is delicious, the portion is massive! It's all good value for money. The one at Soho is a bit quirky. The wall is full of murals from customers around the world. Messy but fun!...
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  3. Published : Wednesday, 30th January 2013

    Brunch etc. :: Brunch at the Breakfast Club, Soho

    The other weekend some friends and I decided to fight off the January blues with a nice girly brunch at the Breakfast Club in Soho. While I've been to the Hoxton branch more times than I can count, and have checked out the diminuitive Angel cafe too, this was my first visit to the flag-ship venue in Soho and I was interested to see what it would be like. Upon arrival, the four of us were (somewhat unsurprisingly) greeted with a long, long queue. We stood in the cold, breath steaming, and wondered whether we should maybe try somewhere else. In the end, we stayed, and while it did take almost 45 minutes to get to the front - the venue is small and the line didn't move particularly quickly - we were happy enough catching up and anticipating what we were going to have for brunch. The free shots of hot chocolate (brought out on a tray by a lovely waiter) definitely sweetened the wait too!...
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