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|
33 D'Arblay Street
|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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Average User Rating
2.9 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:6
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:6
- 1 star:3
My friend and I went here last night for a thanksgiving 3 course meal. The starter was a pumpkin bisque served with corn bread. Turkey or mac and cheese for main. Then lastly pumpkin pie with ice cream for dessert. We both really enjoyed it and had a great time. The staff are really upbeat and friendly. I've also been there for brunch before and have not been disappointed with the food or service.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
One of my favourite places to eat! The design inside is quirky and fun. But the best part is... bring your own booze!
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.
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.
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!
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