Breakfast at Tom’s Kitchen, Chelsea – An egg-cellent start to the day!
Most of us know Tom’s Kitchen in Chelsea, frequented by the Made In Chelsea cast but more importantly for serving up some very tasty, seasonal food. Situated in a townhouse formerly known as The Blenheim pub, Tom Aiken and his team serve up quintessentially English comfort food favourites in a relaxed, unpretentious setting. Going extra lengths to source quality products and producers Tom’s Kitchen have a great breakfast menu too. I stopped in to try a couple of the dishes and I’ll let you in on a little secret. Tom’s have their own chicken coop on the Cackleberry Farm supplying eggs direct to the restaurant and complete with a special neon chicken sign!
27 Cale Street
Chelsea London SW3 3QP
From the grain section of the menu I had the Superfood Granola along with Greek Yoghurt, Runny Honey and Milk – all served separately so you can add as much or as little as you like. Great crunch, a generous ratio of dried fruits and excellent value at just a fiver.
Savoury porridge is one of those things you’ll either love or not. Made with rolled oats cooked in chicken stock I guess my palate doesn’t quite stretch that far. The accompanying black pudding served with a perfectly poached Cacklebean egg and wild mushrooms was delicious though. This dish is a special for the month of April so get in whilst you can.
Finally the Crushed Avocado with Chilli, Mixed Seeds & Cashews on Toasted Bread. Avo on toast seems to be a real crowd-pleaser nowadays so it’s no surprise it appears on Tom’s latest breakfast menu. It was very good especially with the addition of chilli and the cashews gave another texture to the dish. My only wish was that I had the regular portion size, I tried a sample size just to get an idea, remember I’d already had two portions of other dishes.
Washed down with freshly squeezed Cucumber, Apple & Mint Juice and a couple of cups of good coffee it would be suffice to say I was pretty well satiated. The breakfast menu is worth checking out and is in my opinion very reasonably priced especially considering it is just off the Kings Road. All down to Tom’s Kitchen to ‘break the fast’.