You are in London around the W2 area, it’s around 8.30am in the morning and you feel a good old English breakfast would go down a treat!
What could a person do? Where could they go to stave off the early morning munchies?
The answer for me has on several occasions has been to head for delights of Lancaster Gate and Island Restaurant and Bar.
With moderate views over Hyde Park this little hunger halting haven provides the answer in its contemporary and airy surroundings serving up really good all round ‘Full English’, although I have to say mine came to me without the black pudding, not something that I seem to be able to face first thing in the morning.
For just under a tenner (£10) it has all the constituents one could want from the traditional British breakfast served by a team of attentive and cheerful staff.
THE ‘FULL ENGLISH’ BREAKFAST
Tasty quality smoked bacon, perfectly cooked eggs all piping hot along with sautéed, potatoes, mushroom, beans plus enough toast jam and marmalade to complete the feast and all presented delightfully on a neat rectangular plate.
The Island is on the first floor and is part of the 4 star Lancaster Hotel an 18storey golden glass, concrete and metal monolith sitting at the centre of virtual roundabout just off the Bayswater Road in West London.
A place for a relaxing read of the morning paper in quiet and modern surroundings plus at a price, that I think, is very good for central London, but don’t tell them that!
The unhurried ambience to be found at the Island in that part of the capital of ‘buzzing Bayswater’ is a good discovery and also makes it rather perfect for some breakfast business too.
The obvious morning breakfast business was underway at several of the other tables and plus it was attracting passing tourists as they made their way East to Marble Arch and the start of London’s premier shopping street Oxford Street just a short walk away in the autumn sunshine.
A nice find this little island oasis, its smart clean with a host of other breakfast choices, including chicken sausages for those not eating pork, but I just thought that the food, the presentation and price just deserved a mention!