The folks behind Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger bulk up their trendy food empire with a themed restaurant that replaces the former Thai Break in Notting Hill. It’s been such a hit since launching in the summer that they’ve recently announced plans to open 7 days a week from 8-10pm.
The USP: Eggs, obviously. But not your typical scrambled, fried or poached to break the morning fast, but as the tasty star to mouth-watering trimmings like mushroom ragu and crisp polenta or hearty fried chicken / shrimp / braised beef / pork belly buns that you can imagine is a whole lot sexier than a fried egg sandwich. Although they do one of those too – with sweet corn salsa – and it is quite sexy.
The food: Generous and no doubt, Instagrammable. The shrimp with green chilli, tomato and pineapple salsa was a joy to wolf down, with french fries and smoked bacon, one of their many breakfast-y sides. I also polished off the very naughty but nice baked salted caramel custard with creme fraiche for afters.
Budget: The prices here are my kind of cheerful for West London. A full English is a tenner and the buns range from £6-10, while sides are £2-4 and sweets roughly £4-6. So three courses for 20-ish quid? Bargain. The £7 cocktails will bump that up, but I’d happily splash out on a few Aperol Spritz’s or their Pisco sours come pay day.
Good for: Brunch, lunch or dinner after a Portobello stroll.
Visit www.eggbreak.com for more details.