…you simply must stop at the George Street Canteen. Daddy and I stayed near St. Albans on the way to London and we were pleasantly surprised by the breakfasts available and in fact, what was for lunch too! If you really can’t wait to see what was for lunch, scroll down and see the vid!
The Canteen is located just off, well, George street and down an alleyway. It has seating both inside and outside though Daddy, Alex and I sat outside as it was a nice sunny morning. If the tables outside are full then there are picnic tables that you can sit on. Beware though, they are to share with other customers!
We chose a full English breakfast and that came with everything except for baked beans which, in my opinion, was a bit of a let down. They could have offered it on the side but there was no mention of it on the menu. The price was also quite steep at £8:95 for breakfast without a hot or cold drink but then again, the place was full so people were only too glad to pay that amounts, as were we. I do have to say though that the sausages tasted great and the tomatoes were cooked just so.
We added some warm toasted rosemary soda bread to complement our breakfast at £2 a pop and that was served with butter and jam. Alex had a croissant and a yoghurt pot with honey. the kids menu was admittedly extensive but could have done with cereals like porridge or another type of cereal.
Whilst waiting for our breakfast, we saw what we thought was pork being spit roasted. Turns out that it was lamb that had been cooking since 6am that morning! If you watch the video you can see some potatoes roasting too which, after asking the chef I found that they were to be served with the lamb. the chef will be looking to spit roast pork and chickens too if that is more up your street.
All in all, the Canteen was a great place to go to for a big breakfast but be prepared to pay over the odds if you’re stopping by.