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If you have your breakfast package included with the hotel stay, this is where you're kicking off your day. The Holborn, The Rosewood hôtel’s restaurant, which I discovered last night in a different ambiance, turns into a brightly lit space oozing positivity and fresh vibes. A beautiful restaurant, with hundreds of lights, wide windows, and two bars.
Welcome to the Holborn; what a restaurant! I couldn’t stop taking photos from the minute I walked in. Under a ceiling decorate with series of light bulbs, a restaurant created like an old French Brasserie, decorated like an upscale cottage and offering the vibes of an American pub, dine on old wooden tables.
Classy reflective marbles. Old-style brushes mirrors, yellow panels of lights, metal structures, bottles and glasses set around long benches of red leather. Wooden chairs -not relaxing though- and tiny small square tables food didn’t fit on.
Professional and welcoming service awaits: with a big smile on their faces, the ladies approached for the order, served coffee, explained the process and even gave us two items from the same page with no additional cost. And because our table was too small, we were moved to a bigger one.
- English breakfast 29£
- Light choices
- Hot (chicken, pancakes, traditional English, waffles)
A plate landed in the middle of the table, a loaded plate of a traditional English breakfast. Half a tomato, a big mushroom, black pudding, sausage, strips of bacon, two sunny-side-up eggs, baked beans, toast, and butter). Thousands and thousands of calories, hundreds of grams of fat... a creation I probably eat once every decade gives you energy for a week. I love bacon, enjoyed the sunny side up eggs, a juicy sausage... with one of the best butter I’ve ever had -super-duper fatty butter, but close to perfect. “Abernethy butter”.
With that, we had two poached eggs laid on two thick English muffins, covered with a robe of hollandaise sauce. A creamy and lemony hollandaise sauce, soft poached eggs and that thick, very thick, fulfilling bread. Tasty “Eggs Benedict”, the English -not too classy- way. Eggs Florentine on another hand, needs salt, pepper, and more flavor. The flavors are dull with the taste of cleaning liquid used for spinach exploding and covering on the rest.
Two pancakes, a ball of mascarpone cheese, fresh raspberries, and a drizzle of maple syrup. Sweet and sour, fluffy and soft, non-sticky, and enjoyable to eat.
Crunchy and airy waffles, adequately sweet, topped with red fruits and mascarpone. Not chewy and fresh, the waffles made my day. One big circular waffle with a crispy border and an airy heart. I also tried the granola and yogurt as well as the simple plate of cornflakes and loved them both. Breakfast at home, comfort food, flavors of early morning before going to school... jazz music, positive vibes... a was happy to be here.
The fourth day of happiness... today I celebrate my last breakfast in London, trying every item on their menu. Yogurt and fruits to start, omelette and spinach with cheese to continue, the best two plates of the menu left for the last day. Excellent omelet, juicy, and full of taste. Cold and thick-bodied yogurt with fruit compote in a jar.
Our breakfast started at eight, ended at ten: the music takes you places. The lights are enough to soothe your senses. The food is good, and the plates are big and fulfilling. Coffee is intense, needs the addition of hot water, though.
“Classy with a chance of casualty”; I loved the way I started my day. I’ll be coming back tomorrow and the day after until I travel back home.