The Bloody Mary Botanist Breakfast

Walking around Sloane square at 9:40am on a Tuesday morning and I’ve already had a Bloody Mary.

Now yes this may seem like I have a drink problem, and if I was walking around…Reading then perhaps that would be true, but I was walking around Chelsea so this could only mean pure class.

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I had just gone to a full blown breakfast at the Botanist with a group of foodie and London bloggers. These people mean business when it comes to the London food scene: @feedingthecat ,@FoodUrchin, @MattTheList…just to name a few.

I walked in and was greeted by a lovely lady who looked a lot fresher then I did at 8am. I had already been sent the menu before we arrived and my Bloody Mary was to start (after coffee)

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A bright eyed blue man, Sean, who was running the table, stood up for a grand announcement:
“A bottle of wine will be given for the best tweet and the best photo by the end of the meal”

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There might as well have been Wild West music playing as everyone got out their smart phones- some started pointing them in every angle at the fruit plate others tapping madly at the hash tag..

Then the Bloody Mary arrived...

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I have previously rated it as a 9/10

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but the way it tasted in the morning it gets an extra .5

Our first plates were served: Egg Royale/Egg Benedict and Eggs Florentine.

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Everyone fought for the Royale or Benedict but I was more than happy with my Florentine. it’s like a first class version to my daily brekkie I am having at the moment.

microwaved eggs and dried up spinach leaves….

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Don’t laugh.

@londres_101 and I were both relieved to open the egg to find the gooey yolk dripping down the muffin. Eggs are like the Kate Moss of food…just so photogenic.

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It was then I looked around to see people haven’t touched their Bloody Mary’s and I had to cover my ears to the Bloody M bashing.

Before I could start a debate the next course had arrived: Sweetcorn Fritters, Roast Vine Tomato, Smoked Streaky Bacon, Baby Spinach w Avocado Salsa.

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Minus the bacon this is a vegetarian dream.

The tweeting war was still on (this is a birds eye view photo in motion)

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We were next treated to pancakes with maple syrup and blue berries.  Healthy January has officially failed!

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It’s all worth it, as the taste reminded me of being in NYC or Shrove Tuesday. Some people were smart enough to leave some of their bacon for this course. I already ate mine. you win some..

FYI people still hadn’t touch their bloomin’ Bloody Marys!

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Our lavish breakfast ended with avocado on toast. Avocado is so in trend…. in fact it’s the Benedict Cumberbatch of food.

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( I am very excited about my new invention of celebrity/food comparisons)

It tasted so creamy and fresh, I wouldn’t even of thought avocado on bread with lime would be a breakfast option but The Botanist proved me wrong.

Now I didn’t win the wine unfortunately- despite some lovely ‘egg on bed rhyming’ accompanied with a birds eye view of a split egg and yoke peaking through…

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no no I am not competitive.

To be fair, I was up against some ‘highly- followed’ people, which in the way I see it- it’s like fighting against a fully evolved Pokemon when you are like a baby Pokemon. Don’t worry if you don’t get that- I am just saying they are better than me.

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People slowly left the table- went out of the The Botanist- then commuted far out of Chelsea onto their average working Tuesday, leaving their Bloody Marys behind.

I had to quickly dash off partly because I had to get back to my internship…most of all because I was going to start drinking everyones left overs…

http://www.thebotanistonsloanesquare.com

 I have now had lunch and breakfast there. Dinner is left! 

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