Jackson & Rye

1/4

Rating: Eggs Florentine - Eggs Benedict

 

London brunch review - Jackson & Rye. Recently opened Jackson & Rye is an American restaurant which offers brunch. Now, one could say – this doesn’t really match and I agree to a certain extent, but hey, let’s be open-minded and see what they serve! And – according to Wikipedia brunch is ‘a Sunday meal for Saturday night carousers’. So, this describes pretty much every Londoner and therefore the craving for a hearty meal is definitely out there ;)

 

With a location right in the middle of Soho you have to make sure you find the fine line between pleasing tourists on their tour through Central London (easy) and pleasing the gays (quite difficult! – This is no offence, rather a compliment.). The very dark interior with wood, big mirrors and leather gives the impression of a restaurant for real men. The displayed whiskey bottles support that impression and for a split second I can see Winston Churchill leaning back into the dark leather lighting his cigar with a 100-pound-note.

 

The waitress shows me my table and the service is really quick – except when it comes to serving the drinks which you can see already waiting on the bar. Therefore the Bloody Mary arrives after my starter – not ideal, especially because I haven’t ordered coffee. I wouldn’t necessarily go for a 2-course-brunch, but all the American delights like “Truffled Mac & Cheese” and “Crispy Squid” catch my attention and I go for the latter. At this point I’m wondering if I should ‘break the rule’ and go for a normal main dish. They truly do sound delicious. No matter if you are craving for meatballs, lobster or a burger Jackson & Rye fulfils your desires.

 

In the eggs section they have two interesting listings. First, “Health Nut” which is an egg white only omelette with goat’s cheese and spinach. Sounds healthy, not sure if it is though. Second, “Avocado ‘Benedict’”. They put two poached eggs in the space where the avocado core would normally be. Yes, I know, food porn, hello!

 

I order the “Angler’s” which consists of a huge portion of scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, country style potatoes and grilled toast. The potatoes are delicious I have to admit, what I miss though is a bit of (a green) decoration. Too girly? Not sure if Winston would have cared, but I guess Soho’s main audience would appreciate it ;)

 

As quickly as you are being soaked up by the Jackson & Rye world you can also disappear in the busy streets of Soho. Go there, go big, go American, but definitely – go for brunch, London!

 

 

 

Cappuccino: .......................................................................................£2,50

Bloody Mary: ......................................................................................£6,00

Angler's: scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, country style potatoes,

grilled toast: ....................................................................................£11,00

 

 

Jackson & Rye, 56 Wardour St, Soho, London W1D 4JF
Open: WEEKDAYS 8am - 11:30pm SATURDAY 9am - 11:30pm SUNDAY 10am - 10pm
Phone: 020 7437 8338
Email: hello@jacksonrye.com

www.jacksonrye.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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