Time Out says
The first UK outpost of the Los Angeles-born, egg-focused chain.
Snuggled in a prime spot on Notting Hill’s Portobello Road, the first UK edition of America’s popular Eggslut has arrived. Ignoring the awful name, what about the food? Well, it’s mostly average, at times subpar, and pricey for what you get.
Let’s start with the positives. The bacon, egg and cheese sandwich came in a cute, brioche bun, the meat crisp and smoked. And the egg itself was brilliant: orange, runny, and like it had been specially laid for the ’gram. Then, an American ‘biscuit’, not unlike a savoury scone, was delightfully fresh and buttery (though the supposed ‘honey’ butter tasted more like, well… just butter).
It quickly went downhill, though. While the flavour of the cheeseburger was fine, and it looked dashing enough (with another social-media-savvy egg), the patty was made from overly dense, cheap burger meat, and the whole thing was unpleasantly greasy. Given its poor quality, the £9.50 price tag seemed hefty.
Worse still, Eggslut’s supposed speciality, The Slut – coddled egg on top of puréed potato in a glass jar – was absolutely dire. And, it wasn't just because of its moniker (this place goes all out on the misogynistic slurs): the stodgy spuds were completely bland, while the egg was partly uncooked: jelly-like, translucent and revolting. The restaurant itself was an untidy mess: loos without toilet roll, and empty sugar sachets and crumbs littering uncleaned tables. Eggslut is underwhelming, but it’ll surely continue to thrive off its eggy, Insta-bait aesthetic.
When patrons dine with Eggslut, we want it to be more than just a meal, we want it to be an experience. Our focus is on the quality and taste of our food, consistent presentation, and great customer service.
185 Portobello Rd
|Transport:||Tube: Ladbroke Grove|
|Price:||Lunch for two with drinks and service: around £40.|
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I have been to every location in the States - 4 in LA and 1 in Vegas; Notting Hill beats them all. Showing that better ingredients matter. Clarance Court eggs taste so much better and and are better for you than every USDA, Grade A, US chemically pasteurised egg.
OK, so the Vegas location is totally cool looking and very hip but not anymore than Notting Hill. Totally nailed the ambiance and vibe with "The most Instagramble Restaurant in London."
The service is good. Of course you are going to have to wait in a queue with food like this. Just do it, its worth it.