Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Garfunkel's, London

25-26 Gloucester Arcade,
128 Gloucester Road,
South Kensington
London SW7 4SF
020 78351064

Garfunkel's is a chain in London, that has a large menu of American Diner style food, but what drew us here one early morning was their range of lovely breakfast options, each for 5.95 pounds, that they start serving from as early as 7 in the morning.

Decor was again American Diner style. The staff was extremely busy, but did a good job.

The Garfunkel breakfast was huge with 2 eggs (your way), grilled bacon, 2 pork and leek sausages, hash brown, baked beans, grilled tomato and a mushroom. The only thing that was missing was bread that had to be ordered separately. (2 slices of toast for 1.5 pounds or a croissant for 2.95 pounds. The husband quite enjoyed this spread as it was exactly what he was looking for. A good "fry up"

The taste of the Hollandaise sauce in the Eggs Benedict was lovely, but the eggs were overcooked. The eggs should have had golden yolk gushing out when broken into, but instead of being runny yolks, they had turned firm - firmer than a soft boiled egg.

They offer unlimited refills on hot beverages with breakfast. The Mocha (2.95) was ok and the Herbal raspberry+Cranberry tea (Twinnings tea bag) was just average (2 pounds for a pot), but that's a Twinnings flavour issue. The husbands mocha had gone a bit cold half way through breakfast and before we could even request a top up, the waitress came with a fresh cup of mocha for him.

The place was a very cosy diner and service was excellent. The food was good, but not great. We had much better breakfasts at each of the B&B's that we stayed at, during the rest of our holiday.

Rating : 3 / 5

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