We got up this morning and headed down to the hotel lobby for breakfast only to find that a Continental breakfast cost a whopping £18.50, which is about $40. We decided that $80 for the two of us for a couple of sweet rolls and some toast that we wouldn’t eat anyway along with some coffee was a little steep. We set out walking and within a few blocks had stumbled onto a real jewel.
The Clarence – a small workingman’s pub located just off Piccadilly on Dover St. – was serving what they call their All Day Breakfast for a mere £4.95, which is about 9 bucks. The breakfast included two eggs, a couple of huge sausages, two slices of ham, a large cooked mushroom (that was so large when I saw it I thought it was a potato), a cooked tomato, toast and, of all things, a pile of beans that looked to have come from a can of pork & beans. We, of course, eschewed the bread and beans, but ate everything else. With coffee and sparkling water for both, the tab came to £16.25, substantially less than the price for one Continental breakfast at the hotel.
Great breakfast place in London