It was a boring Tuesday night. My boyfriend was going to a gig, which I’d said I didn’t want to go to, but sitting on my sofa, watching the fifth episode of Grey’s Anatomy in a row, I was starting to regret my decision…until my sister called. She was at a bit of a loose end in London and wondered if wanted to get some dinner.
I pretty much always want to get some dinner. Both of us do – I think it runs in the family.
I went to meet her for a few drinks, by which time our boyfriends had turned up – although they obviously disappeared at the exact moment that a drunk man arrived with some dubious looking mistletoe, asking for kisses! My boyfriend had to disappear off, so the three of us decided to get some dinner. We’d walked past The Breakfast Club on the way. I knew they did supposedly brilliant brunch but had never heard of anyone who had been for dinner, so we decided to give it a try!
The interior is super cool in a deliberate sort of way, with metal grid partitions decorated with jokey slogan T shirts, neon lights, wooden tables and candles in vodka bottles. Despite it being a Tuesday, we had to wait – but only for about ten minutes, and it’s the party season after all. We sat down and checked out the menu.
Wine, awkwardly, is either ‘cheap,’ ‘medium’ or ‘expensive’ – and the cheap isn’t particularly cheap, but ordering it definitely made me feel a bit embarrassed!
What I wanted to order more than anything else was the Cow VS Pig burger. I mean, …does anything sound more appetising than that? Unfortunately, I just didn’t have the appetite for it (five hours of Grey’s Anatomy watching involves a lot of grazing) so I made do with the ‘When Haloumi Met Salad’ wrap – haloumi and sunblush tomatoes with hummus.
Oh, and some chips, obviously.
I know it was only a wrap, but this was REALLY good. Full of flavour, the haloumi was grilled to perfection – not too chewy, not too raw, and not covered in salt – and the balsamic reduction really topped it all off nicely. And I love retro white and blue china!
My sister went for beef chilli with chips and cheese. Just look at it.
Need I say more?
We had a really good evening, and wanted to pop through the refrigerator door for more drinks, but it was too busy. I’ll definitely be returning! Oh, and if you’re passing, check out the retro wallpaper in the girl’s toilets – I love it! That’s all I’m saying!