Breakfast Club

Restaurants , British Soho
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Wallow in an ersatz homage to an 1980s youth at this mini-chain of all-day diners dedicated to the most important meal of the day.

There are few more affable temples to nostalgia than this cluttered café, its brick walls covered with ’80s memorabilia – from record sleeves of celebrated movie soundtracks (Back To The Future, St Elmo’s Fire) to a T-shirt bearing the surnames of the original Breakfast Club actors. It's one of seven now in London, and there's another in Brighton, too.

Breakfasts take centre stage: from a full English and a US variation featuring maple syrup pancakes, to a Latin American breakfast burrito. But there are also jacket potatoes with toppings less ordinary (goat’s cheese, guacamole, grilled chicken), chunky sandwiches (such as the amusingly titled ‘When Haloumi Met Salad’) and freshly made smoothies galore. 

 

 

Venue name: Breakfast Club
Contact:
Address: 33 D'Arblay Street
London
W1F 8EU
Opening hours: Meals served 8am-9pm Mon-Wed; 8am-10pm Thur-Fri; 9am-10pm Sat; 9am-7pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus or Tottenham Court Road tube
Price: Set dinner £15 3 courses.
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Emily
tastemaker

We waited one hour outside in the queue, thinking that it could be worth it, but unfortunatley we regretted it. I expected to have more choice, but most of the things were salty and I wanted something with chocolate, for example. I had the only sweet thing which was the pankakes, very nice but too big, I couldn't finish mine, and expensive as well... The local was not particular as I pictured it, and it was very busy. We had to share a small table with other two people, and the noise didn't even let us having a chat. Not really my ideal breakfast, but the pankakes very amazing, and also the service was good and fast. My favourite thing was the smoothie. 

Daisy H

The food was nice enough, but expensive. You are packed in tight and we waited (outside in the cold) for over an hour to get in. I've always been reluctant to go here as I don't want to queue that long for anything, but after finally giving in to the idea, I would say its definitely not worth the queue.

Elisa R
Tastemaker

Here’s a story for you. Two young ladies have been cursed for the past three years and it affects them greatly: they’ve tried, and tried, and tried but have never managed to get into the Breakfast club. They tried all the London branches, every day of the week, every hour of the day: they never managed to find a queue of less than an hour. But that day was the day: turns out, on a Tuesday morning at 10, you can get in after a reasonable half hour wait. Anyway, those years of frustration weren’t for nothing. What a treat this breakfast was! Everything around us looked and smelled delicious. The staff was friendly and the deco and music pretty cool. I recommend!

Richard N
Tastemaker

Really? I queued for about an hour or so and was disappointed by the results. There's nothing too impressive about the breakfast (I felt like I could make it myself to be honest) and it's not worth the wait time or the price. It's good, but not WOW BEST BREAKFAST EVER great. Staff were also slow, but maybe because they're so busy all the time. Overhyped and overrated, don't be fooled by the insane and ridiculous queues.

jeaniekarl
Tastemaker

The Breakfast Club aims to deliver, offering breakfast all day. With now a few establishments scattered throughout London it has become a popular destination for anyone who is after a bit of brunch anytime of the day. Be prepared to queue and wait at the weekends. Once inside, there is instantly a retro vibe and plenty of eats and treats on offer.

Personal favourites are the pancakes and berries served with vanilla crème and lashings of maple syrup. The Huevos Al Benny were also very good too!

Emma Melissa S

The service was shocking - really slow with very rude snobby waitresses. Our food was basically cold when it arrived and the 'haloumi' burger had the tiniest strip of cheese ever. The best thing about the place are the milkshakes and the fridge door to the bar downstairs. However, def not worth the hype, long wait to be seated or money.

writtenbyfitton

It just goes to show that a long queue outside somewhere can fool the tourists into thinking it's worth queuing for. Breakfast Club is overrated and not that great - there are many greater, cheaper breakfast options nearby - like my favourite for affordable breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner is Grillshack on Beak Street, Soho

Lauren

Hearty full English breakfast. Not bowled over by the decor and I've had superior breakfasts, but if you're hungover or just hungry it will hit the spot!

Dave

Charming and unpretentious, the BYOB policy gives TBC a feel of having a drink and a meal in a friend's flat. We were able to book a large table for 9 people on a Thursday evening without any issue. It took a little time to get served and get food, but as we had our own alcohol the time passed quickly, and the food was delicious once it arrived. Would definitely recommend for a pleasant catch-up with friends in Soho.

Elsie

One of my favourite places to eat! The design inside is quirky and fun. But the best part is... bring your own booze!

AP

This place is dirty and unhygienic. Period. Case in point: I went to use the one-person bathroom downstairs, and the chef came out before I went in. After using the toilet, I realised the bathroom had NO soap in it. There was not even a drop of soap left in the dispenser... it seemed like it had never been filled. I can't imagine where the chef found his soap, but I couldn't find any. Sure, many customers like this place and the food is good, but I value a bit of cleanliness and hand-washing at my restaurants. I will not be going back.

Marston Cutler

Went there on a recommendation as we were in the area. Managed to grab the last table, people arriving a few minutes later were turned away. Menu was varied, portions were epic, everything tasted great, service was quick and polite. They'd pitched the level of 'quirky' just about right. Thoroughly enjoyable.

zuzie

Food is always cold! And really boring after such a lovely looking menu! So disappointing when you have your hopes up and ready to devour what should be a delicious brunch. Have tried and tired again, no going to stop!