you're reading...

Village East: Which Came First – The Chicken Or The Eggblog?

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Village East, Bermondsey Street, SE1

Trendy Bermondsey Street boasts quite a few locations for brunch – after scanning the menu of Bermondsey Kitchen (whose eggs benedict has been reworked and renamed ‘eggs bermondsey’….on account of the substitution of smoked ham…hmm, not today) we carried on a few yards up and crossed over to try out the more traditional offerings of Village East. Yum yum yum!

The Place: Village East is quite upmarket, and quite pricey – bookings advisable (we saw a few hungry egg punters turned away by the polite and very well turned out (!) staff, and we were asked if it would be ok if we could vacate the table we were given in an hour and a quarter…Plenty of time for breakfast!). The decor is a mixture of polished wood, leather benches and scruffy industrial furniture – comfy and welcoming though. The tables are quite close together, I now know rather too much about David and Samantha’s holiday plans.

The Service: Prompt, attentive but unobtrusive. They regularly top up a glass of ice-cold water for you which is a nice touch. 12.5% service charge was included in the bill.

The EGGS!: The eggs benedict here is traditional – english muffin, two eggs, ham, hollandaise and a sprinkling of chives. The hollandaise didn’t have quite enough zing for our tastes (more vinegar required) but the eggsecution of the eggs was PERFECT, lovely soft whites and runny golden yolks that spill out when you cut into them. There was enough ham to go around, not overly generous, nether was the helping of hollandaise, but we didn’t feel short-changed for our £6.50. One of Anna’s muffin’s was slightly burnt (oo-er) and I was left with a lot of yolk and no muffin left to soak it up with.

  • Style: Classic
  • Taste: 6.5/10
  • Originality: 3/10
  • Value: 9/10 (£6.50, 12.5% service charge inc.)
  • Eggsecution (Cooking Of Eggs): 9/10

Will we be going back? Quite possibly…to try the pancakes which also looked amazing. Check out the brunch menu here.


Milliners House
173 Bermondsey Street, City of London, Greater London SE1 3UW
020 7357 6082

Open Mon-Thu 12pm-11:30pm; Fri 12pm-1:30pm; Sat 11am-1:30pm; Sun 11am-11pm

About eggbloggers

Eggs benedict lovers - well, lovers of all nice food really! (Apart from mushrooms)


2 thoughts on “Village East: Which Came First – The Chicken Or The Eggblog?

  1. I love the Yokey background!

    Posted by Talbott | May 15, 2011, 8:58 pm


  1. Pingback: Bermondsey Kitchen: Do The Eggbloggers Get It Their Way At BK? « Egg Blog - July 25, 2011

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


May 2011
    Jun »

Recent Tweets

%d bloggers like this: