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The Wolseley | I'm a Breakfast Fiend

Updated: Sep 29, 2019

I asked my supporters on Instagram (@sio.eats) about whether or not they enjoyed breakfast dates. A day after I posed the question, the results came in and the vast majority of those who had answered, had said ‘yes’! I said I was shocked on Instagram and I will say it again here. I am shocked.

So, you have woken up early to go and meet bae, or a good friend, and you both want to go somewhere where you can relax and be waited on hand and foot. The Wolseley is THAT PLACE.

I visited The Wolseley early on a Wednesday morning. I questioned why I didn’t forfeit my usual boring breakfast and do this once a week instead.

I ordered the 'Pancakes with Berries'. It came topped with what tasted like vanilla cream and some maple syrup on the side. There were raspberries on top of the pancakes. I’m not a fan of trying unfamiliar fruits but I tried one and it was okay! Sharpish taste, sweet – I can see why they were added. The blueberries were amazing with the pancakes. The cream scared me a bit so I barely ate it but it was yummy. The pancakes themselves, were SPECTACULAR. I could not fault them. The edges were crispy and the insides were fluffy.

Pancakes with Berries

Following the pancakes, I had the ‘Fried Haggis and Duck Eggs with a Whisky Sauce’. I saw no difference in taste between the duck eggs and chicken eggs. I loved how the runny yolk ran into the strong tasting haggis. The haggis almost had a mature cheddar kind of taste – I even had to check with a waitress that no cheese was present, and she confirmed that it wasn’t. Weird.

Fried Haggis with Duck Eggs & a Whiskey Sauce

If you didn’t know, haggis traditionally consists of the heart, liver, and lungs of sheep and is spiced up. It also contains oats and onions. I’m no stranger to offal, so this meal was intriguing to me.

I wasn’t a massive fan of the whisky gravy. It was too strong for me – I doubt it was the whiskey that made it so. I enjoyed everything else about the dish, though.

I would absolutely recommend this restaurant. The service is impeccable, the atmosphere is gorgeous and their menu is unique. Also, don’t wait for a companion – never be ashamed or nervous about asking for a table for one. I always say, food tastes better when you’re not speaking at the same time!

If you visit the Wolseley, let me know what you think of it!

Find out more about The Wolseley here: https://www.thewolseley.com