The Burrow – 7.4
Wearing a tuxedo is like wearing a suit of armour: you’re better looking; your jokes are funnier; your lines are smoother; your dance moves are less offensive; you’re more or less indestructible.
The only problem with donning black tie is that it usually involves an event that you have paid an exorbitant amount of money to attend, thus feel like you need drink your money’s worth. So two and a half bottles of champagne later, with very little memory of the goings on of the Law Ball, breakfast is a necessity.
Walking into The Burrow, their intended motif is abundantly clear: this is some Wind in the Willows, home of a woodland creature shit right here. Everything is designer rickety, unlevelled wood, which sets up a very different and pretty cool breakfast atmosphere, giving patrons a feeling that any moment, a hipster rabbit dressed in skinny, cuffed chinos and thick rimmed glasses will saunter down the stairs.
The good start is short however, as we are forced to order at the counter. The menu is rather brief but has some interesting touches that jazz up simple staples, so TCB go with the savoury breakfast mince with poached eggs, and the always classic eggs your way (poached of course) and honey bacon.
The coffee’s arrive in decent time and are satisfactory, without being fantastic. The food arrives a short time later, and again is much the same. Reports on the mince indicate that it has no real kick or bite to it, and that the eggs are slightly over poached. Conversely, the eggs with the bacon are slightly under-poached, leaving them overly runny and slightly chalky. On the plus side, the bacon is very crunchy with a hint of sweetness from the honey glaze.
The Burrow has a cool and different feel, but to face reality, it is just a minor player only meters away from breakfast heavy weight, The Gun Shop. This could be a good tactic for business as they can poach those customers too impatient to wait for a table at the hugely popular breakfast behemoth, but then again, as TCB found out the hard way, their poaching ability leaves a little to be desired…zing…
Coffee: 7.5 Menu: 7.0 Food: 7.5 Service: 7.0 Ambience: 8.0
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