The Grocery Kitchen
54 – 56 Kingsland Road
Date of Last Visit: Sunday, February 15, 2009
The Victim: Me
The Damage: £12
The Background: I felt like a little wander around Columbia Road, and I was up way too early on a Sunday. So I thought I would pop into The Grocery Kitchen for a croissant.
The Entrance: They don't really have croissants on the menu at The Grocery Kitchen. So smoked salmon and scrambled eggs it was. The pricetag was a bit hefty–£8.50–but after the £14.50 smoked salmon and scrambled eggs at The Wolseley the other day, this was a bargain.
The dining area is all sanded tables and mis-matched chairs and brickwork. I kinda like it. Plus, they have a lot of newspapers lying around, and someone has written an entire article about blogging!
The Food: I thought my food was super great. The scrambled eggs were perfect. And look at that toast! Real grill marks! Nice and buttery too. The smoked salmon was excellent as well, although I was initially concerned by its pale appearance.
The Verdict: I thought this was a GREAT breakfast–a million times better than breakfast at The Wolseley–I am sad I didn't discover The Grocery Kitchen sooner.