The Full English
This pop-up restaurant in Greek street is run by Michele Cremona, a true Soho original. Perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea, The Full English prides itself on responsibly sourced, free range British ingredients: dry cured bacon from Berkshire, large Somerset eggs and British pork, all home-cooked daily. The food is served on hand-picked mix and matched bone china, the fruits of many a car boot sale search - this is where your granny’s teapot ended up!
Zebrano Soho, 18 Greek Street, W1D 4DS, 07923 870 294, thefullenglishfoodcompany.ltd.uk
This Milanese institution on Wardour Street, created by artisan baker Rocco Princi, with an interior designed by Claudio Silvestrin, bakes all its handmade breads freshly every day. Signor Princi himself flies over every other week to ensure that the quality of his products are maintained at the highest. Busy at all times with lots of treats to choose from, make sure you dress up and present your “bella figura” to fit in. It’s so good we get the Nadler’s breakfasts delivered from here.
135 Wardour Street, W1F 0UT, 020 7478 8888, princi.com
Head Waiter Mike ensures your morning starts off properly either in the informal bar or the more elegant dining room. Freshly baked breads, home-made marmalade and bustling Dean Street outside the window.- what more could you ask for? How about 20% off your bill if you are staying at the Nadler Soho? If your Friday night out makes you miss breakfast the next day, their Saturday lunchtime wine club combines great food with wonderful half-priced wines picked by the owner’s wife.
26-29 Dean street, W1D 3LL, 020 7437 9585, quovadissoho.co.uk
The Breakfast Club
The original egg -yolk-yellow fronted breakfast club filled with the owner’s childhood junk serves a great fry-up. A happy-go -lucky hotspot all hours of the day, breakfast takes centre-stage from a full English and a US variation featuring maple syrup pancakes, to a Latin American breakfast burrito. The only downside is you need to get there early to beat the queues that go around the block every day of the week.
33 D Arblay Street, W1F 8EU, 020 7434 2571, thebreakfastclubcafes.com/locations/soho
Tap's ambition is to inspire a new coffee drinking culture, where the quality of the ingredients rule and the craft of the barista is recognised. I'm not sure they have achieved their goal quite yet, but the distressed-urban chic décor and great coffee served with quirky antique spoons, definitely make this the go-to place for coffee lovers. Relax, play on your ipad (free wifi) and people- watch in a relaxed urban setting, as Wardour Street comes to life.
193 Wardour Street, W1F 8ZF, 020 7580 2163, tapcoffee.co.uk
Philip Chambers is one of the Nadler Hotel's Local Ambassadors, part of the front desk team who are tested experts in their local area. thenadler.com