It’s no yolk, eggs are all the rage here in London, with folks looking for a protein fix. In recent months, new restaurants have opened with menus dedicated to eggs and their accoutrements.
Dare we say it? Very eggs-citing!
Egg Break in Notting Hill opened in July and is the latest venture from the Soho House team. Open daily from 7 am - 6 pm, everything on the menu has eggs, except the drinks. Of course you can get the basics, but there’s opportunity for adventure with items like pork belly and fried eggs, a three-way salad with poached eggs and a pasta carbonara (ham and egg sauce). Even the desserts are eggs-centric with custards and French toast. Egg Break can do small private events after 6 pm - breakfast for dinner, always a winner.
By the City in east London is Bad Egg, which opened at the end of last year, and the egg specialties are even more exotic here. Eggs are fried, scrambled, poached, and mixed with things like nduja and black pudding and even kimchi and pork hash. Bad Egg is open until 11 pm, and becomes a bit of a party scene at night with cocktails and lots of non-egg options, burgers, ribs, tacos, and fried chicken … but here the egg comes first.
How’s this for a niche within a niche - a pop-up Poached Egg Bar at the Beyond Retro Shop in the trendy Dalston area of east London. The signature, a poached egg, cooked precisely at 63 degrees for an hour creating a perfectly runny yolk and with solid whites. Coffee, pastries, and various other light bites on offer in this fun shop of retro clothing and accessories.