A late post, but Pancake Day seemed to have creeped up and where better to have pancakes than at The Breakfast Club? I’ve never dined here before, but I’ve heard so many great things and you can’t go wrong with American-style pancakes.
The Breakfast Club has many restaurants scattered all around London but many, unfortunately, have a large queue at most times of the day. The Hoxton branch however, is one of the quieter restaurants and fortunately for us, having an earlier lunch meant finding a seat wasn’t a problem.
The restaurant has a laid back vibe and with many different tables and seats including benches, leather coaches and also the more traditional tables. As soon as you enter the restaurant, it’s a place you instantly feel comfortable and being Pancake Day, having a lazy laid-back lunch was definitely on the cards.
Since I was about to embark on an extensively unhealthy lunch, I steered towards the juice section of the menu. Interesting combinations but I decided to pick the Slow Boy consisting of apple, carrot, orange and ginger which although not the most appetizing on first glance, was surprisingly refreshing and tasty.
I’m a more traditional girl and when eating pancakes at home, steer towards the more typical choice of lemon juice and sugar with a dash of golden syrup. However, maple syrup and bacon sounded like a great choice and I was excited to try something new.
The bacon was crispy and exactly how I liked it cooked, and the pancakes were thick yet still fluffy, stacked high on the plate. The maple syrup was practically on tap and was soaked up by the stack. The saltiness from the bacon worked surprisingly well against the sweetness but I could have done with a little bit more bacon, as the sweetness outbalanced the saltiness.
Although I didn’t manage to try the various other dishes on the extensive menu served at The Breakfast Club, it won’t be long before I return to try many of the other breakfast options.
– The Breakfast Club, Hoxton