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American Breakfast in London

Fobgirl12 Oct 12, 2007 03:53 PM

Anyone know where to get a good American breakfast in London (any part)?

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  1. zuriga1 RE: Fobgirl12 Oct 12, 2007 11:57 PM

    It might help if you say what a good American breakfast is to you. Streaky bacon, pancakes (American-style), waffles etc.

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      yumhunter RE: Fobgirl12 Oct 13, 2007 09:19 AM

      Harlem in Westbourne Grove

      1. babybat RE: Fobgirl12 Oct 13, 2007 10:44 AM

        Christopher's in Covent Garden (http://www.christophersgrill.com/) does great American style brunches, and you can often get a good rate through lastminute.com

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          AgentRed RE: babybat Oct 14, 2007 04:41 PM

          I second Christopher's, go on the weekend brunch to have, hands down, the best eggs benedict in the country.
          The blackened chicken is also great, and the blueberry pancakes with compote are to die for.

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            Chow Penguin RE: AgentRed Oct 22, 2007 11:52 AM

            I saw the thread title and wondered if anyone would mention Christopher's. Me and my other half (who is American) went to Christopher's for breakfast some years ago (probably 7-8) and we both thought the breakfast was pretty poor. We dined a la carte. I don't recall a brunch option being available back then.

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          zoej RE: Fobgirl12 Oct 15, 2007 12:56 AM

          The Breakfast Club in Soho
          Tinseltown in Hampstead or Farringdon
          Squat and Gobble around Goodge Street (part of SF-based chain)
          probably at Whole Foods on Kensington High Street too

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            KaCHing RE: zoej Oct 24, 2007 09:28 AM

            Wait - are you KIDDING? Part of the SF chain? How did I miss this? How does it compare?

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            foreignmuck RE: Fobgirl12 Oct 16, 2007 05:06 PM

            i've never been but isnt Automat on Dover street supposed to be good?

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              zuriga1 RE: foreignmuck Oct 16, 2007 11:09 PM

              I was unimpressed with Automat. I didn't have breakfast, only lunch, so can't comment on what they may serve in the morning or for a brunch. It was all a bit funny for me because I remember the real Automats in NYC and Phila. Now that concept in London would be fun!

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                fifi RE: foreignmuck Oct 17, 2007 08:27 AM

                automat's breakfast is good.
                also, the wolsley around the corner has a good brunch...not sure how 'american' it is.
                lucky seven in westbourne grove too.

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                sdwagar RE: Fobgirl12 Oct 17, 2007 07:50 AM

                Try The Diner in Soho or Shoreditch (http://www.thedinersoho.com/index.asp) - I've enjoyed their 'All Day Breakfast' (though had a hard time choosing!), and the rest of the menu isn't bad either...

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                  Mel21 RE: Fobgirl12 Oct 28, 2007 02:06 PM

                  Was super excited to try Eagle Diner near Tottenham Court Road since they have high claims on making American food, but it was really disappointing. The pancakes were more like crepes, they don't use real maple syrup just some weird sugary stuff, then despite several requests the bacon NEVER came out crunchy and they have this weird hash brown patty, instead of, uh, hash browns. And the service was not great. Half the people in our group planned to stop at Subway afterwards -- now THAT is a bad sign.
                  I'm planning to try out Harry's All Night Cafe sometime. Breakfast at night isn't ideal, but I'll do it for crispy bacon.

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                    zuriga1 RE: Mel21 Oct 28, 2007 03:12 PM

                    I'm just curious... what kind of bacon did they serve... British type or streaky, American?

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                      Mel21 RE: zuriga1 Oct 28, 2007 03:49 PM

                      good old streaky... nice even slices with stripes. but instead of crispy just sort of... floppy.

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                        zuriga1 RE: Mel21 Oct 29, 2007 12:30 AM

                        My husband laughs at me, but I buy Oscar Meyer at my local Sainsbury's. I know how to cook it just right. I wonder why they carry it... seems made in Spain.

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