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Hawksmoor in London: A Popular Place for a Reason
More like a kingdom of restaurants, the Hawksmoor and its half a dozen huge restaurants around London promises to amaze you. I thought the one on Air Street next to Regent's Crescent was the biggest, but wait until you walk down the stairs of their Guildhall location.
Down the stairs is a bar, a distinct space filled with tables and ready to be opened as a restaurant itself. After that, behind the glass door is the main dining space, a huge rectangular hall without columns and filled with old style wooden tables, half of them are round and others are square.
The Hawksmoor not only has London's finest meat, but a huge selection of bizarre items for breakfast, loaded ingredients that will put you on a diet for a week. Just imagine Eggs Benedict with lobster, 200g steak and eggs, pig's cheek scrapple with fried eggs, grilled bone marrow, or a 250g rib eye...
On the menu:
- Hawksmoor breakfast
- Full English
- Steak and eggs
- On toast
- Juices and shakes
- Fruits and grains
- Juice blends
The tables are set to welcome you. Ketchup, chili sauce, HP sauce, mustard and a pepper mill, while a table napkin with a fork and knife sit on those tables surrounded by relaxing leather chairs.
Breakfast: The full English
Plum pudding bacon, sausage made with pork beef and mutton, black pudding, fried eggs, hash browns, grilled mushrooms, roast tomatoes, trotter baked beans and toast.
I've had many English breakfasts before usually judging them badly because of their fattiness, greasiness and heaviness, but this one is indeed different. It starts with the toast, so perfectly toasted to crunch, and the sound it makes when you spread the butter on. The plate has two eggs, really good ones with an orange color and not a commercial yellow, tender giant black mushrooms, a soft shell sausage, a crunchy hash brown that's oil-free and a tasty black pudding. The bacon is thick and pleasantly chewy. All the items are perfectly cooked and blend well together making this English breakfast the tastiest I've had to date.
Don't miss the hot pot of beans and their light sweetness. Man that's good! I wanted to simply taste and ended up finishing my plate.
The tender cooked tomato, the sausage's texture, the well cooked eggs and the toast... Everything is just as good as it should be without the fat, without the oil. Butter up your toast, add some tomatoes, the beans, egg yolk and bacon. I wish I could express myself more.
The Hawksmoor it is, my favorite English breakfast in London.