Another day, another breakfast decision. We Googled for a nearby breakfast place and The Regency Café (opened since 1946) seemed like a good option for some classic, traditional full English breakfast! It was voted as the fifth best restaurant in London by users of the website Yelp in 2013, and was included in the list of the top five less expensive places to eat in the UK.
But we have read many reviews about poor service, so we were also prepared to go elsewhere if things didn’t work out. Getting shouted at early in the morning is not the best way to start the day! (Apparently, the procedure of the day is to order your food at the counter first before you find a seat, or you will be shouted at!)
It was an easy 10-15min walk from our hotel and we managed to arrive close to 9am, and it was almost full, with only a couple of empty tables.
We were the only ones who wanted to order food when we stepped in, but all the staff seemed rather busy. A male staff by the counter smiled at us and told us to wait a while, so we were left standing by the counter for about 2 minutes or so. By then another lady staff has come to the counter with a polite hello and asked what we would like to have.
We decided to stick to the Full Breakfast Set of sausages, bacon and fried egg, with tinned tomatoes (actually I heard it as “thin” vs “fried” and I didn’t want fried) and toast, along with coffee/tea (£5.50 per set).
After placing our orders and paying up, we took the empty table nearest to the counter to wait for our food to be ready.
Suddenly, a deep voice growled “Toast!“… Or something along the line, as we didn’t exactly hear it clearly. We figured it has gotta be our order since we were the only ones waiting for food!
Hubby went to pick up the toast and before he could get seated, we heard more shouting… Which meant that the remaining food were ready too… Heh! (We were very surprised at the different tone used by the same lady staff who took our orders and who shouted our orders when it was ready!)
Food was simple and greasy, and we enjoyed the sausages very much! We had tinned tomatoes which was quite sour, but it helped to take away the greasy feel of the breakfast and I loved it!
We preferred the version of bacon by The Breakfast Club, but this place was definitely more affordable and did not require any tipping. What’s more, we loved the ambience here!
We were all done within 30 minutes since walking in, and it was a great way to start our day 🙂