Thursday, 21 August 2014

Breakfast at Muriel's

In my opinion, breakfast is the best meal of the day, because you can literally eat whatever you want and nobody's going to judge you. Dessert for an entire meal? Um...yah?!

We went to Rome for my mama's birthday, but the holiday didn't actually coincide with the actual date. This meant that we had to go somewhere extra special on the day too. 

My parents had visited Muriel's Kitchen before and had rung me afterwards going "We found a perfect place for you to blog about!" 

So we eagerly made our way up to Soho to visit for a hearty brekkie. 

I have to say, the window displays here pretty much seal the deal. I know if I had been walking past I would have been sucked in by the vast array of cakes and savouries. 

We began with drinks. I of course had a delicious strawberry and banana smoothie.

While my boyfriend and dad both went for a power smoothie consisting of pear and ginger.

As I mentioned, breakfast is a time for eating anything you want. So we had An English Platter to share as some kind of starter. Don't judge us...

A delicious scotch egg, crusty toast, chicken liver pate, seasonal mushroom tartlet, cheddar cheese and a caramelised red onion relish. 

The Scotch egg was to die for. It was definitely the best I've ever tasted, and was served warm.

I was also a bit in love with these beautiful plates. 

But the strawberry demanded some attention and requested a photo.

Moving on to what can be considered a 'real breakfast', I had blueberry pancakes. Shock! These were the closest thing to actual cakes that I've probably ever seen in my life. They were huge.

And smothered in maple syrup...

They were nice but so heavy. I could barely finish one let alone the entire plate! I did also have to ask for extra maple syrup because how they thought that teeny jug would hold enough for these monsters was beyond me. They happily brought me another one, though.

My boyfriend had the full English, which looked pretty flipping epic.

My dad had the Champions Breakfast. Two (perfectly cooked, I must add) poached eggs on avocado, honey and chilli with toasted granary bread. 

This brekkie is not for the faint of heart, however, as those chillies manage to pack a little punch! 

After eating, we went exploring downstairs. 

The decor of this place is amazing. There's even a table in the window with chairs that are swings. Unfortunately this seat was taken by two ladies who were already eating when we got there and were still chair hogging when we left about two hours later. 

The restaurant has the kind of detail you'd expect from a Disney restaurant. Everything is carefully placed to make you feel like you're in somebody's home. 

As we left, we were sorely tempted to take away some lunch too. But our full bellies denied us the pleasure. 

This place has certainly earned a return visit from me. Although I think next time I will skip the pancakes for fear of feeling like a giant blueberry pancake afterwards. 

There are three of these wonderful places in London; Soho, South Kensington and Leicester Square, so if you ever find yourself wandering the streets of London in search of a quick bite to eat, you know which kitchen to pay a visit to!

You may also have noticed that I now have Pin It Buttons on my photos! This means if you see something around here that takes your fancy you can save it to your beautiful boards! Magic!

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