31 March 2015


What came first - the chicken or the egg?

Well who cares, they are both equally delicious!

Located in the heart of the bustling city is BAD EGG - a funky, Chicago-inspired, all-day diner that has put a new, exciting spin on our favourite breakfast companion.
Following the 'Brinner' trend that has taken London by storm, chef Neil Rankin (Pitt Cue, John Salt, Smokehouse and many others) has once again created a foodie drool fest. 

I was egg-cited (sorry couldn't help it) to check it out....

Unfortunately you can't book for lunch from Mon- Fri so we (me and my partner in foodie crime) had to wait. 
I actually like having to wait for a table, it builds up the excitement AND you can have a cheeky drink before you sit down.

We were told by the smiley hostess that it would be a 5/10 min wait so she showed us to the bar.
 I ordered my 'usual' Prosseco and Andy went for a glass of carrot, apple and ginger juice which was yummy.

After a short wait we were shown to our table. 
I had a great view ;)

Similar to Smokehouse there was an open kitchen - nice to see where the magic is taking place.


Decisions, decisions....

We wanted to try it all and ordered waaaaaaaay too much but, like I said, I was with my partner in foodie crime and we were STARVING. 
The menu focuses around Burgers, Ribs, Baked Eggs, Hashes and Taco’s. 
There are 4 different kinds of burgers.....we went for the Bad Egg Burger, be rude not to. 
We also ordered -
Beef Shin & Korean Pork Tacos
Buffalo Belly Ribs
Ham & Eggs (keeping it traditional)
with sides -
Korean Slaw
 Fennel & Apple Vinegar Slaw

Wrap your lips around this ....


Phoarrrrrwwwww. What a burger.
All Bad Egg's burgers are made from 100% rare breed beef from Taste Tradition Farm in North Yorkshire.
I loved it when the gooey egg yolk melted down the side of the bun....ahhhhh true food porn. It was covered in a home made cheese fondue using Raclette and Red Leicester.
For some, this burger could be slightly sickly but I guess it all depends on what hits your spot. 
I really enjoyed myself :)

The Pork Tacos were packed full of juicy flavour - incredibly filling as you get 3 of these bad boys.

The beef ones were my absolute favourite! Next time I go I will be ordering these for sure, I loved them.

We were not short of meat on this table, the Buffalo Rib was succulent and very messy, finger lickin gooooooooood.

The Smoked Ham Hock was amazing! It pulled apart beautifully and the scrambled eggs were really fluffy and creamy. I could have this for breakfast, lunch or dinner it was lovely, filling, but luuuuuurvely.

We were totally stuffed. 
Classic case of - eyes bigger than your belly. 
We did pretty well though!

The damage
 (remember we were pigs and over ordered)

The service was brilliant, all the staff there are so friendly and full of character which is so important in a restaurant like this. People go to have fun, fun menu, fun atmosphere and fun experience. The food is of high quality and worth every penny.

Tips for BAD EGG - 

Opens at 8am.
You can't book Mon - Fri lunch time so prepare to wait.
You CAN book all mornings & evenings Mon - Sat and all day Sat.
It's not open on Sundays.....yet ;)
Don't order too much as it's all very filling, you can always add dishes after, if you still have room.
They do vegetarian and gluten free options.
You can order food to take away (perfect hangover cure)
They have a wicked cocktail menu so it would be a great place to celebrate a Birthday.

Get yourself down there and have an eggscelent time! 

Bad Egg

12 March 2015

Checking out LONDON'S FIRST PORRIDGE CAFE! Porridge for lunch? Why the hell not......

One of my favourite have for breakfast
Savoury porridge? Porridge for lunch? Hmmmmm....

I was excited to check out London's first Porridge Cafe that has recently opened in hipster Shoreditch. 

The pop up cafe (only open for one month) was created by Elly and her partner Nik who have a background in providing British street food for high profile events in London.

Where did the idea come from?

When they were travelling in Copenhagen they stumbled upon a cafe called Grod which served all different types of porridge and they thought...London is missing this!
It fits in perfectly with the new BRINNER trend ( breakfast for dinner) that has been growing bigger and bigger here in the big smoke.
With other cafes like 'Cereal Killer Cafe' that have also opened recently in the Shoreditch area, it seems all day breakfast food is becoming more and more popular...the new cool kid in town.

 It's located just a few minutes from Old Street - nice and easy to find.

My friend and I decided to check it out after the lunch time rush so it was lovely and quiet.

The cafe used to be an art gallery and has a lovely, clean, contemporary feel.  

There is a cool space at the back which is perfect for groups. After the lunch rush it would be a great place to relax with your lappy.

We sat at the front by the window.

This was the porridge choice for Monday. It changes daily so there's always something new to try! You can see from their website what new, exciting flavours they will be serving each day. 

I wanted to try a savoury one.

I went for the slow cooked beef ragu with feta and basil. 
Sounds good right? 
I was so intrigued...what would it taste like? 
Would it work as a lunch dish?

Boom! It looked soooo TASTY!!

It tasted a bit like risotto. The beef was beautifully tender. The flavours weren't too overpowering which left you wanting more after each spoonful and you occasionally caught bits of the delicious feta which was a real treat.

The portions are very generous.

My friend went for a sweet one....

It wasn't too sickly sweet and tasted really tropical and refreshing. I'd like to go back and have this for my brekkie!

She is all about healthy food and really enjoyed it!

I couldn't leave without trying their most popular porridge! Plus I was craving something sweet after my beef dish.....porridge is super filling BUT there's always room for dessert!

Yummmm this was gorgeous. A real winter warmer, the flavours reminded me of an apple and raisin strudel, but less sweet.
It was very moreish!
The cinnamon gave it a real kick and the apples were perfectly cooked. 
 If you want it to be even sweeter you could add some sugar or honey but I liked it how it was.

I was stuffed.

What's next for Elly and Nick?

They have had some exciting offers and you might be seeing the Porridge Cafe in London shopping centres soon....who knows where this new porridge trend will lead....

Tips for the Porridge Cafe -

It's only open in March so get ya butt down there soon.
They serve beautiful coffee there too.
Open Mon - Fri 7.30am - 5pm 
Sat 8am - 5pm
Sun 9am - 4pm

If you are a big porridge fan and interested in experiencing something a little different then go check it out.