Feast on stodgetastic dishes such as steak pie with chips and gravy, jacket potatoes and classic fry-ups at this old-school London caff.
Behind its black-tiled art deco exterior, this classic caff has operated on the quiet Westminster/Pimlico borders since 1946. Customers sit on brown plastic chairs at Formica-topped tables, watched over by muscular boxers and Spurs stars of yore, whose photos hang on the tiled walls. Lasagne, omelettes, salads, baked potatoes, every conceivable cooked breakfast (the chunky bangers are especially fetching) and mugs of tannin-rich tea are meat and drink to the Regency. Stodgetastic own-made specials include steak pie – the thick pastry hiding tender meat in a tomatoey sauce, served with serviceable chips, thick gravy, and peas that might well have seen the inside of a tin. Still hungry? The improbably gigantic cinnamon-flavoured bread and butter pud will see you right for the rest of the week.