Harden's survey result
“One of the few completely authentic greasy spoons in central London” now – this “unchanging” veteran in a Westminster side street won the Harden’s Award for Best Breakfast last year: “for the full English, it’s tops” and “well worth queuing for”. Opened in 1946, the original Austerity Era interior makes it sought-out as a location for films (Brighton Rock, Layer Cake), and the “old school caff” atmosphere is rounded off by “the lady behind the counter who bellows when your order’s ready” – “being there always lifts the spirits”.
“I am always surprised why this great caff is never included in your guide!!” – “If you like honest-to-goodness British grub, then join the queues for a proper fry-up” at this “brilliant”, “cheap ’n’ cheerful” dive “caught in a 1960’s time warp”, whose “full English can’t be beaten”. “With its beautiful tiled exterior and no-nonsense service, this is surely the platonic ideal of a Greasy Spoon”: “the portions are large, the service is hectic, the seats are basic, and the food is incredible”. “A real SW1 institution”: “everyone goes – locals from the posh flats and the council flats, taxi drivers, MPs, Channel 4 media executives, Scotland Yard detectives, über-stylish Burberry types and civil servants. We all eat here and love it!”
Regency Cafe Restaurant Diner Reviews
"outstanding set breakfast with great ingredients, best chips anywhere"
17-19 Regency Street, London, SW1P 4BY
|Monday||7 am‑2:30 pm, 4 pm‑7:15 pm|
|Tuesday||7 am‑2:30 pm, 4 pm‑7:15 pm|
|Wednesday||7 am‑2:30 pm, 4 pm‑7:15 pm|
|Thursday||7 am‑2:30 pm, 4 pm‑7:15 pm|
|Friday||7 am‑2:30 pm, 4 pm‑7:15 pm|
|Saturday||7 am‑12 pm|