Thursday, 4 February 2010

The Only Running Footman

5 Charles St

020 7499 2988

I really like this place, and not just for its funny name. I like it but more for breakfast downstairs in the pub than the 'fine dining ' upstairs in a separate dining room which I didn't find exceptional. Its a pub which is open all day. In my experience you can always get in for breakfast without booking. Its a great place for meetings. Today only one other table was occupied when we arrived at 8.30am. By the time we left at 10.30am we were the only people there. The service is friendly and you can talk undisturbed. Although there is a formal menu (see below) you can ask for exactly what you want. I had a poached egg on brown toast with bacon. Nothing incredible but the poached egg runny, the bacon good quality and crispy and not fatty, flabby. Its mainly just that it works well to have a breakfast meeting in an uncrowded pub rather than in a too noisy pret a manger or a more formal environment; and in Mayfair there are'nt too many alternatives between pret and the very formal and expensive.

Monday to Friday 7.30am-10.30am
Weekends from 9.30am-12noon
Eggs Benedict £7.50
Full Farmhouse Breakfast £8.50
Loch Fyne smoked Salmon & scrambled egg £10.50
Bacon butty or Sausage sarnie with brown sauce £3.45
Croissant & Pain au Chocolat £2.95

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1 comment:

  1. When I used to work in that area, I liked this place for lunch downstairs (moreso than the formal upstairs dining room, as you say). Didn't know they did breakfast too - thanks for the tip!