There's a new kid in town on the breakfast scene in the form of Eggslut's second London outpost, newly-opened in Fitzrovia.
For those unfamiliar with the Portobello outpost's offering, it's a hungover hedonist's dream of gooey, oozing eggy brioche buns, proper American-style bacon and freshly squeezed orange juice, among other delicious breakfast bites. A civilised sit down brunch offering this isn't - it's messy, but delicious.
The new opening marks their 10th worldwide location and they have once again partnered with British favourites Clarence Court eggs, Bread Ahead bakery and Nude Coffee Roasters to ensure their offering features nothing but the best of the best. What's more, the worrkforce at the new site is made up of hospitality workers who were made redundant as a result of COVID-19. The recruitment drive follows eggslutâ€™s ongoing support of front-line workers during lockdown, which has seen the brand offering a 50% discount and arranging twice-weekly free sandwich deliveries to staff at University College London, as well as regular deliveries to St.Charles and St. Thomas Hospitals and support non-profit Feed our Frontline.
We popped in last weekend for a Sunday brunch, made all the better by the slight hangover, the kind that's instantly made better with anything fried/eggy/cheesy/all of the above. The Classic Bacon, Egg & Cheese is a delectable concoction of hardwood smoked bacon, an over medium egg, cheddar cheese and chipotle ketchup in a warm brioche bun; maximum mess but maximum taste, with the bacon so crispy it practically shatters with each bite. The Slut, made from a coddled egg on top of a smooth potato puree, was poached in a glass jar and served with toasted baguette slices. It was pretty salty butter a delicious dipper, washed down with some great iced fresh orange juice.Â
A special menu item worth mentioning is The Gaucho; seared wagyu tri-tip steak, over medium fried egg, chimichurri, red onions and dressed rocket in a warm brioche bun. One to try another day for sure.
Eggslut isn't cheap, at Â£9 for the Bacon, Egg & Cheese it's certainly a hit on the old wallet over a Bacon McMuffin, but if you like your hangover brunch a little more on the classy side there's really no comparison.