Fifteen, Jamie Oliver's restaurant which sets out to give a leg up to youngsters, is one of those places that Hot Dinners has always intended to go to, but were put off by the alleged difficulty of getting a table. It hadn't even occurred to us to try the place for breakfast until we were recently invited to try the morning service out with a bunch of fellow bloggers.
As we all sat down for the breakfast, the table was laid with fresh hot cross bun and some astonishingly good jam (made at the restaurant) to be starting on while we poured over the breakfast menu. There's a number of breakfast usuals - porridge, muesli as well as the more artery clogging alternatives.
We couldn't resist The Full Monty - a full English breakfast in typical Jamie speak. This was all the usual: bacon, sausage, black pudding, field mushrooms and eggs whichever way you like (we went for poached). All of it was excellent - and while there's a lot to be said for greasy spoon cafes, we'd much rather go for this. Matched with the fresh bread and well-sourced produce it was one of the best breakfasts we've had in a long while. This was polished off with the healthy accompaniment of a banana smoothie - although we do admit we were fairly tempted by the Bloody Mary on offer prominently on the menu.
At £10.50 for the Full Monty, it's not the cheapest way to start the day, but for the quality of the food and cooking, it's well worth it. And there's a budget £7 breakfast deal for kids under 12 for the weekends. So if you're in town, and looking to try out Jamie's flagship restaurant in London, breakfast could well be your quickest way in.