The Hospital Club, a hub for creatives in the heart of London, have just launched an exciting new breakfast menu which I was invited along to try.
While getting myself spruced up and out the door in time for an 8.30 start in Covent Garden can prove quite a challenge for me (not a morning person), I couldn’t turn down a menu that’s dedicated to health and promises to ‘fuel creativity’.
As you may well know, the Hospital Club is a private member’s club. If you’re under 30, you get reduced rates (sadly, I no longer fall into that category). But check them out and you’ll find there are quite a few benefits of being a member of their gang, from having access to film screenings and live music performances to enjoying access to the night club and reduced rates in their new hotel rooms. Plus of course, you know you can hobnob with fellow creatives and members of the media and perhaps make some great contacts.
As soon as you walk into this place the eclectic mix of industrial chic / 70s retro and quirky boutique nik naks make a unique impression. There are various red sofas and different areas to sit and sip coffee while you hold a business lunch or tap away at your laptop. I would feel quite inspired if I made this my freelance office.
The new breakfast menu here is a mix of wholemeal crumpets, honey porridge, cream cheese and smoked salmon bagels and various fruity options and delicious jars of yoghurt with berries and seeds.
The fruit juices here are excellent. Try a green detox, green giant or turbo dazzler to name but a few. And if you’re not bowled over by the cool names (belly buster anyone?) you will be by the taste. I opted for the carrot and beetroot root boost that had a heady zing of ginger. Immune system well and truly fuelled. Boom.
My fellow diners tucked into all sorts of egg dishes, including this gorgeous avocado and poached egg on toast topped with a sprinkling of chilli flakes.
Many of us, (myself included) went for the absolutely gorgeous poached eggs, avocado and smoked salmon. Placed on a delicious seeded loaf and topped with various fresh herbs, I would highly recommend this dish. I eat this brunch dish a lot at home but when it’s served with such eloquence and with various inventive flavours, it’s utterly devine. It also really energised me for the day and is certainly a wholesome option. Think of all that omega 3 and monounsaturated fats (good fats). I’ll be trying that chilli trick at home too. Noted.
Big pot of breakfast tea and pristine white table cloths = my idea of breakfast.
If you’re not keen on poached eggs, you can order eggs of any style, add additional extras like sausages, bacon and spinach. Or you can go for a good old hearty Full English. There are various teas and coffees and they also have vegetarian and gluten free options too. So the breakfast menu at the Hospital Club caters for just about anyone.
Feeling fully energised and ready to face the day, we enjoyed a tour of the beautiful new hotel bedrooms and then popped off to get back to the grind.
Thanks Hospital Club, it was just what the doctor ordered. (sorry).
Until next time x
The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HQ