I'll be honest, it's not often I'm sans baby on the weekends. Scratch that. It's not often I'm sans baby any day. So, when my mate Hells invited me out solo for a slap up brekkie on the Bank Holiday weekend I could barely contain my excitement.
We went to Tredwell's, Marcus Wareing's restaurant in Covent Garden. The breakfast is a new(ish) offering and we were keen to give it a whirl! The weather was gorgeous and we sat next to the vast windows, basking in the sunshine like a pair of contented cats. The place has a very New York vibe to it, mostly thanks to the decor - think leather booths, metro black and white tiles, a curved bar, a butler sink on display and a wall clock made from bone handled knives impressively scaling the majority of the back wall. The staff were incredibly friendly and yet chilled in equal measure which, in my book, is the perfect mix. They let us enjoy (scoff) our meal without constantly pouring over us and yet we were never waiting for service when we needed it - perfect! I'm funny about music in restaurants. I find it's usually too loud or more often a strange choice that doesn't quite fit the bill, leaving you shouting to be heard over rubbish house but, in this case, some vintage Paul Simon was a welcome addition to our breakfast!
Now, onto the important bit: The food. We broke the rules and both ordered the same thing as neither of us fancied the prospect of food envy. We went for their most popular Breakfast dish: chorizo jam on sour dough toast with avocado and slow cooked eggs and lawd was it tasty! It was a really nice twist on a simple dish you've likely made yourself at home loads of times. The chorizo jam wasn't smooth like I half expected it to be but chunky and packed with flavour giving the whole dish an added dimension. The eggs were perfectly soft which married the whole thing beautifully. I spotted they had cornflake soft serve (American term for super soft ice cream akin to a posh Mr Whippy) on the menu and even though I was full to burst I had to try it, especially since I'm not getting to NYC to try Milk Bar's anytime soon. Again this was delicious. Subtly creamy, soft ice-cream adorned with super crunchy, slightly sweet cornflakes - SO GOOD! Ready to pop and beaming post a fabulous breakfast we rolled out onto the mean streets of Covent Garden to walk up an appetite for lunch!