Chocolate-free alternatives

It's not just about the chocolate variety this Easter! Give the humble hen version some love too with our roundup of the best egg dishes in London.

Scotch Egg-Off


From the fancy-pants restaurant version to the humble supermarket variety, the Scotch egg may well be the perfect accompaniment to a chilled pint of lager. Stick with the classic at New Street Wine Shop, or go wild with the pork and black pudding special at Paternoster Chop House. Nose-to-tail eating fans will love the crispy ‘Brawn’ Scotch egg at Blueprint Café, and for a true chocolate alternative, Kensington Place has come up with a fab smoked bacon and apple version especially for Easter.

Battle of the Classics


The D&D restaurants know nothing beats a classic egg dish done right! Perfectly poached eggs with oozing yolks, topped with creamy hollandaise and then the ultimate decision – crispy ham or smooth smoked salmon? The Royal Exchange and Plateau are on team Benedict, with strong opposition on team Royale from Fish Market and Coq d’Argent. We think a decisive breakfast tour of London could be in order…

Getting Fancy


Skip the boring boiled egg and toast soldiers with sweet potato hash and a perfectly poached egg from the 100 Wardour St brunch menu. Saville Row’s Sartoria gets even fancier, giving breakfast an exotic twist with ‘Eggs Purgatoria’ and the aptly named ‘Italian Job’. And if eggs for lunch is more your style, Le Pont de la Tour’s salad Lyonnaise is what #yolkporn dreams are made of.

Hangover Busters


Little else cures a hangover like the holy trinity of eggs, carbs and salt. Add a Bloody Mary on the side and you’re all set! The Le Pont de La Tour ‘Brunch Burger’ is one of legend – grilled mushroom, crispy bacon, Gruyere cheese and a fried egg. For a Mayfair classic, Quaglino’s infamous Croque Madame cures sore heads every weekend with the perfect combination of fried bread and cheese, crowned with a fried egg. If a big breakfast is more your style, go traditional with the Madison Full English, or try the German Gymnasium ‘GG Breakfast’ for a European Twist.