Londonist got thoroughly stuffed last Friday at Island Restaurant & Bar while sampling its new gourmet a la carte breakfast menu. Located directly above Lancaster Gate Tube station on the corner of the Royal Lancaster Hotel (where we’ve dined well before) with Hyde Park in view just across the street, Island offers a comfortable and well situated venue for loading up for a day of active sightseeing.
At £23 for two courses or £27 for three, Island’s a la carte brekkie might not be the cheapest way to start your day, but keep in mind the courses are exceptionally filling and after chowing down you’ll have no need for lunch or afternoon snack (or perhaps even another meal for the rest of the day!). Breakfasts are accompanied with choice of juice, pastries and coffee or tea as well.
If you go, consider ordering the lobster club sandwich (toasted bun with lobster, avocado, lettuce, tomato, Ramsay of Carluke sweet cure bacon and mayonnaise served with roast vine cherry tomatoes). We really enjoyed this massive gourmet sarnie! The buttermilk pancakes with poached pear and honey comb ice cream are well worth contemplation too.
Island Restaurant & Bar’s gourmet a la carte breakfast is available daily from 7am to 10.30am.
Photography by Jennifer Klinec