Bermondsey Street, like many areas of south London, has seen a remarkable transformation over recent years and is now one of south London’s coolest places to hang out with plenty of restaurants, cafes, galleries and shops to visit, attracting visitors from a wide area. The local population has grown too, with a lot of new housing developments in the area. We were invited, along with a number of our blogger colleagues, to Village East of Bermondsey, one of the most popular restaurants in the area, for the launch of their new breakfast menu.
The decor of Village East is the familiar ‘industrial’ style with exposed brickwork and ducting, and it has seating on different levels with the bar area the focus of the restaurant – altogether very attractive. The breakfast menu is comprehensive, ranging from organic porridge oats, cranberry granola or muesli, through bacon sandwich, avocado on toast or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, to full English or veggie breakfast, steak and eggs or the ‘campfire breakfast’ featuring slow roasted pork shoulder. What to choose?
After the usual indecision, we went for the ‘Village veggie breakfast’, consisting of eggs (scrambled, fried etc) halloumi, avocado, field mushrooms, grilled tomato, potato croquettes, baked beans and toast – you’ve got to be hungry to get through this lot! The verdict was very favourable – a hearty, filling and tasty breakfast which should satisfy the biggest appetite. Other bloggers chose different items from the menu and all were agreed that the new breakfast menu should be a great success – the porridge got a particularly favourable reception. Prices range from £3.50 for granola to £12 for steak and eggs. Oh I should mention the coffee – it’s roasted by Allpress Espresso of Shoreditch and the cappuccino they served was excellent.
So, as well as lunch and dinner, you can now get your breakfast in style at Village East.