As the San Carlo Cicchetti states, ‘Italians are great at many things but the English still serve the best breakfast in the world.’ – and who am I to argue?
What I like about breakfast at Cicchetti (apart from the plush surroundings, slick service and great coffee) is that, thanks to the double yellow lines outside, there is usually plenty of space for my driver to pull up and wait.
Arriving on a large oval plate (almost as long as ‘my’ limo), the ‘pros’ for the ‘The Great Cicchetti Breakfast’ (£7.95) included: two decent pork and herb sausages; good quality bacon; a hearty roundel of black pudding; the hash brown and nicely scrambled eggs.
The ‘cons’ for me were the strange little wafer-thin semi circular toasts; mushrooms that I’d have liked to have been a little more ‘al dente’ and a tomato that I’d have like to have been grilled.
Disclaimer: some details above may not be entirely true (it’s not the bit about the good coffee or tasty breakfast.)