The quiet interior felt like a stuffy club or hotel lobby.
breakfast here cost a whopping £12, and except for the absence of baked
beans, there was nothing that looked too different from my previous
“With a posh version like this,” Linford said, “the main difference is that the quality of the ingredients is going to be better.”
And they were: unlike the dry black pudding at the Regency Café, Quo Vadis’ version was crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside.
The bacon was tender and juicy. The eggs had a bright orange-yellow hue.
“I suggested this place because it represents several trends in British dining that we can see right on the plate,” Linford said. “High quality food with little fuss in a casual environment and ingredients that are in season and local.”
“In the past,” she added, “you would have probably had to go to a hotel to get a really high-quality full English. Not anymore.”
On my last day in London, I wandered down to the breakfast area of the Milestone Hotel
in South Kensington, where I was staying, and saw the full English on
I was a tad reluctant to order it: this would be my third
morning in a row spent eating the artery-hardening dish.
Would a hotel version be worth it? I decided to try it.