I’m an eggslut newbie. Rave reviews all around the world. Did it live up to my expectations? Let’s put it to the ultimate test!
I was in London recently, and I’ve vaguely heard about eggslut on social media. It’s pretty hard to forget such a punchy, in-your-face name. Everyone and their dog’s been there. So one day at around 2pm, as pretty much all the breakfast places either close past a certain time, or simply stop serving breakfast, I thought why not eggslut?
Eggslut is practically an all-day (until 5pm UK) breakfast/brunch restaurant. They’re located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Seoul, Kuwait and London. So they’re a very established chain. That’s why I walked in with the highest of hopes. And ended up leaving with a much lower bank balance…
I attended the one located on Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London. For 1 sausage, egg and cheese bun, 1 bacon, egg and cheese bun, 2 portions of hash brown, and 2 orange juices, the grand total was an eye-watering few quid off £40.00. Yeah you can imagine my reaction, I basically choked then started envisioning a 6 pack of free-range eggs for 89p. You know how I’m a bargain lover?…. THERES’S NO BARGAINS TO BE FOUND HERE!
After finding the will to live and realising my legs are still capable of walking and not just shaking like a leaf from shock, I make my way to a table.
I’m trying to relax and forget about the fortune I just spent on basically 2 eggs. Anyway, the food arrives….
Let me just zoom in for you.
Appetising is the last word that crossed my mind. Everything looks ok… OK, apart from my sausage. It’s green. And not even a healthy green (if there’s such thing). A murky, sickly, pale green like the animal needed resuscitating. Then you notice the pink. I feel like I’m singing “I can sing a rainbow”.
And don’t worry it’s a pretty vibrant pale pink. Long story short, I didn’t want to eat it. The kitchen was behind me so somehow the waiter had x-ray vision and asked me if I’m okay, grinding my teeth, I reply, “Hmm yeah thanks.”. Pretty sure he could tell I was lying.
The bacon, egg and cheese looked much better. It actually looked edible which was a new thing for my eyes. But the sausage bun was my choice, it deserved to be in the bin, but I thought, who knows it might taste better than it looks.
Nope, tasted worse. No seasoning, and the tiniest bites I was taking, the more red the meat looked. I couldn’t hack it. I barely ate, then managed to survive off the hash browns. They were ok, nothing life-changing.
Best thing? The orange juice was nice. Simple, fresh orange juice.
Wash it worth it? NO. It was plain and simply a rip-off. Mc Donalds’ Sausage and Egg McMuffin/Breakfast Roll are much better. And only like £3/£4 for a WHOLE meal. Plus it tastes better. My eggslut was raw, fully raw, I wouldn’t give it to my enemy… Actually I probably would, I take that back.
I don’t understand the high reviews eggslut has. Maybe it was the one I had? I’ve heard after this experience, that the Portobello Road branch has lower reviews than the one in Fitzrovia, London. But in all honesty, I wouldn’t be hopeful.
You could have a much nicer breakfast at well established restaurants for a fraction of the price. And with much more food. But if you must go to eggslut, divert away from the sausage, I repeat, divert away. The bacon egg and cheese bun looked better… But it’s still £10 for a bacon, egg and cheese bun!
I had a nando’s straight after this experience.
I had to, OK? Eggslut was Eggshhh.. I’m sure you can work out the rest.
Have you heard of Eggslut? Have you tried it? Surely your visit was better than mine? Would you spend almost £40 on 2 egg sandwiches with a couple extras? Did you enjoy this post? Like and comment below!